ReaderWriterLock.ReleaseWriterLock ReaderWriterLock.ReleaseWriterLock ReaderWriterLock.ReleaseWriterLock ReaderWriterLock.ReleaseWriterLock Method

Definition

Decrements the lock count on the writer lock.

public:
 void ReleaseWriterLock();
public void ReleaseWriterLock ();
member this.ReleaseWriterLock : unit -> unit
Public Sub ReleaseWriterLock ()

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example shows how to acquire and release a writer lock, and how to handle the exception thrown when a request times out.

This code is part of a larger example provided for the ReaderWriterLock class.

// The complete code is located in the ReaderWriterLock
// class topic.
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Threading;
public ref class Test
{
public:

   // Declaring the ReaderWriterLock at the class level
   // makes it visible to all threads.
   static ReaderWriterLock^ rwl = gcnew ReaderWriterLock;

   // For this example, the shared resource protected by the
   // ReaderWriterLock is just an integer.
   static int resource = 0;

// The complete code is located in the ReaderWriterLock class topic.
using System;
using System.Threading;

public class Example
{
   static ReaderWriterLock rwl = new ReaderWriterLock();
   // Define the shared resource protected by the ReaderWriterLock.
   static int resource = 0;
' The complete code is located in the ReaderWriterLock class topic.
Imports System.Threading

Public Module Example
   Private rwl As New ReaderWriterLock()
   ' Define the shared resource protected by the ReaderWriterLock.
   Private resource As Integer = 0
// Shows how to request and release the writer lock, and
// how to handle time-outs.
static void WriteToResource( int timeOut )
{
   try
   {
      rwl->AcquireWriterLock( timeOut );
      try
      {
         
         // It is safe for this thread to read or write
         // from the shared resource.
         resource = rnd->Next( 500 );
         Display( String::Format( "writes resource value {0}", resource ) );
         Interlocked::Increment( writes );
      }
      finally
      {
         
         // Ensure that the lock is released.
         rwl->ReleaseWriterLock();
      }

   }
   catch ( ApplicationException^ ) 
   {
      
      // The writer lock request timed out.
      Interlocked::Increment( writerTimeouts );
   }

}


// Request and release the writer lock, and handle time-outs.
static void WriteToResource(int timeOut)
{
   try {
      rwl.AcquireWriterLock(timeOut);
      try {
         // It's safe for this thread to access from the shared resource.
         resource = rnd.Next(500);
         Display("writes resource value " + resource);
         Interlocked.Increment(ref writes);
      }
      finally {
         // Ensure that the lock is released.
         rwl.ReleaseWriterLock();
      }
   }
   catch (ApplicationException) {
      // The writer lock request timed out.
      Interlocked.Increment(ref writerTimeouts);
   }
}
' Request and release the writer lock, and handle time-outs.
Sub WriteToResource(timeOut As Integer)
   Try
      rwl.AcquireWriterLock(timeOut)
      Try
         ' It's safe for this thread to read or write from the shared resource.
         resource = rnd.Next(500)
         Display("writes resource value " & resource)
         Interlocked.Increment(writes)
      Finally
         ' Ensure that the lock is released.
         rwl.ReleaseWriterLock()
      End Try
   Catch ex As ApplicationException
      ' The writer lock request timed out.
      Interlocked.Increment(writerTimeouts)
   End Try
End Sub
};


}
End Module

Remarks

ReleaseWriterLock decrements the writer lock count. When the count reaches zero, the writer lock is released.

Note

If a thread has a reader lock, or no locks, calling ReleaseWriterLock throws an ApplicationException.

Applies to

See also