Timeout.Infinite Field


A constant used to specify an infinite waiting period, for threading methods that accept an Int32 parameter.

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

public const int Infinite

Field Value

Type: System.Int32

For threading methods that accept a millisecondsTimeout parameter, such as Thread.Sleep(Int32) and Thread.Join(Int32), this value is used to suspend the thread indefinitely. However, in most cases, we recommend that you use other System.Threading classes such as Mutex, Monitor, EventWaitHandle, or Semaphore instead to sychronize threads or manage resources.

The value of this field is -1 (0xFFFFFFFF).

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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