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WaitHandle.SafeWaitHandle Property

Gets or sets the native operating system handle.

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

public SafeWaitHandle SafeWaitHandle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeWaitHandle
A SafeWaitHandle representing the native operating system handle.

When you assign a new value to the SafeWaitHandle property, the previous handle will be closed when the previous SafeWaitHandle object is collected. Do not manually close the handle, because this results in an ObjectDisposedException when the SafeWaitHandle attempts to close the handle.

WaitHandle implements the Dispose pattern. See Implementing Finalize and Dispose to Clean Up Unmanaged Resources. When you derive from WaitHandle, use the SafeWaitHandle property to store your native handle operating system handle. You do not need to override the protected Dispose method unless you use additional unmanaged resources.

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

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: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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