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WaitHandle.Handle Property

NOTE: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is SafeWaitHandle.

Gets or sets the native operating system handle.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("Use the SafeWaitHandle property instead.")]
public virtual IntPtr Handle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr representing the native operating system handle. The default is the value of the InvalidHandle field.

Assigning a new value to the Handle property does not close the previous handle. This can result in a leaked handle.

Do not use this property in the .NET Framework version 2.0 or later; use the SafeWaitHandle property instead. Setting this property to a valid handle also sets the SafeWaitHandle property, but setting it to InvalidHandle can result in a leaked handle.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0