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TimeoutException Class

The exception that is thrown when a specified timeout has expired.

Namespace:  System.ServiceProcess
Assembly:  System.ServiceProcess (in System.ServiceProcess.dll)

public class TimeoutException : SystemException

The TimeoutException class can specify a message to describe the source of the exception. When a method throws this exception, the message is usually "The timeout provided has expired and the operation has not been completed."

This class is used, for example, by the ServiceController class's WaitForStatus member. The operation that can throw the exception is a change of the service's Status property (for example, from Paused to ContinuePending).


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0