TimeoutException Class

The exception that is thrown when a specified timeout has expired.

Namespace: System.ServiceProcess
Assembly: System.ServiceProcess (in system.serviceprocess.dll)

public class TimeoutException : SystemException
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public class TimeoutException extends SystemException
public class TimeoutException extends SystemException

The TimeoutException class can specify a message to describe the source of the exception. When a method throws this exception, the message is usually "The timeout provided has expired and the operation has not been completed."

This class is used, for example, by the ServiceController class's WaitForStatus member. The operation that can throw the exception is a change of the service's Status property (for example, from Paused to ContinuePending).


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, 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, 1.1, 1.0