AutoResetEvent Constructor (Boolean)
Initializes a new instance of the AutoResetEvent class with a Boolean value indicating whether to set the initial state to signaled.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The following example uses an AutoResetEvent to synchronize the activities of two threads. The first thread, which is the application thread, executes Main. It writes values to the protected resource, which is a static (Shared in Visual Basic) field named number. The second thread executes the static ThreadProc method, which reads the values written by Main.
The ThreadProc method waits for the AutoResetEvent. When Main calls the Set method on the AutoResetEvent, the ThreadProc method reads one value. The AutoResetEvent immediately resets, so the ThreadProc method waits again.
The program logic guarantees that the ThreadProc method will never read the same value two times. It does not guarantee that the ThreadProc method will read every value written by Main. That guarantee would require a second AutoResetEvent lock.
After each write operation, Main yields by calling the Thread.Sleep method, to give the second thread a chance to execute. Otherwise, on a single-processor computer Main would write many values between any two read operations.
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1