Commit Method
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CommittableTransaction.Commit Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Attempts to commit the transaction.

Namespace: System.Transactions
Assembly: System.Transactions (in system.transactions.dll)

void Commit ()
public void Commit ()
public function Commit ()

Exception typeCondition


Commit is called on a transaction and the transaction becomes InDoubt.


Commit is called and the transaction rolls back for the first time.

When this method is called, all objects that have registered to participate in the transaction are polled and can independently indicate their vote to either commit or roll back the transaction. If any participant votes to roll back the transaction, it is rolled back and this method throws a TransactionException exception. This is a normal occurrence for a transaction and your code should catch and process such exceptions.

This method is synchronous and blocks until the transaction has been committed or aborted. Because of this, you should be extremely careful when using this method in a Windows Form (WinForm) application, or a deadlock can occur. If you call this method inside one WinForm Control event (for example, clicking a button), and use the synchronous Invoke method to direct the control to perform some UI tasks (for example, changing colors) in the middle of processing the transaction, a deadlock will happen. This is because the Invoke method is synchronous and blocks the worker thread until the UI thread finishes its job. However, in our scenario, the UI thread is also waiting for the worker thread to commit the transaction. The result is that none is able to proceed and the scope waits indefinitely for the Commit to finish. You should use BeginInvoke rather than Invoke wherever possible, because it is asynchronous and thus less prone to deadlock.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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