SynchronizationContext.Wait Method

Waits for any or all the elements in the specified array to receive a signal.

This method is not CLS-compliant.   The CLS-compliant alternative is WaitAll(WaitHandle[],TimeSpan,Boolean).

Namespace: System.Threading
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

virtual int Wait (
	array<IntPtr>^ waitHandles, 
	bool waitAll, 
	int millisecondsTimeout
/** @attribute CLSCompliantAttribute(false) */ 
public int Wait (
	IntPtr[] waitHandles, 
	boolean waitAll, 
	int millisecondsTimeout
public function Wait (
	waitHandles : IntPtr[], 
	waitAll : boolean, 
	millisecondsTimeout : int
) : int
Not applicable.



An array of type IntPtr that contains the native operating system handles.


true to wait for all handles; false to wait for any handle.


The number of milliseconds to wait, or Timeout.Infinite (-1) to wait indefinitely.

Return Value

The array index of the object that satisfied the wait.

The Wait method calls the external declaration WaitHelper to perform the wait activity. Override the Wait method to change the wait behavior for the synchronization context.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0