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Timeout Class

Contains constants that specify infinite time-out intervals. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Threading.Timeout

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

[<AbstractClass>]
[<Sealed>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type Timeout =  class end

The Timeout type exposes the following members.

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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryInfiniteA constant used to specify an infinite waiting period, for threading methods that accept an Int32 parameter.
Public fieldStatic memberInfiniteTimeSpanA constant used to specify an infinite waiting period, for methods that accept a TimeSpan parameter.
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The members of this class are used to specify infinite time-out intervals in threading operations. Infinite is used by methods that accept an integer millisecondsTimeout parameter, such as Thread.Sleep(Int32), Thread.Join(Int32), and ReaderWriterLock.AcquireReaderLock(Int32). InfiniteTimeSpan is used by methods that accept a timeout parameter of type TimeSpan, such as Thread.Sleep(TimeSpan), Thread.Join(TimeSpan), and ReaderWriterLock.AcquireReaderLock(TimeSpan).

The following example shows a thread going to sleep for an infinite time and subsequently being woken up.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

This type is thread safe.

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