TaskStatus Enum

Definition

Represents the current stage in the lifecycle of a Task.

public enum TaskStatus
Inheritance

Fields

Canceled

The task acknowledged cancellation by throwing an OperationCanceledException with its own CancellationToken while the token was in signaled state, or the task's CancellationToken was already signaled before the task started executing. For more information, see Task Cancellation.

Created

The task has been initialized but has not yet been scheduled.

Faulted

The task completed due to an unhandled exception.

RanToCompletion

The task completed execution successfully.

Running

The task is running but has not yet completed.

WaitingForActivation

The task is waiting to be activated and scheduled internally by the .NET Framework infrastructure.

WaitingForChildrenToComplete

The task has finished executing and is implicitly waiting for attached child tasks to complete.

WaitingToRun

The task has been scheduled for execution but has not yet begun executing.

Examples

The following example creates 20 tasks that will loop until a counter is incremented to a value of 2 million. When the first 10 tasks reach 2 million, the cancellation token is cancelled, and any tasks whose counters have not reached 2 million are cancelled. The example then examines the Task.Status property of each task to indicate whether the task has completed successfully or been cancelled. For those that have completed, it displays the value returned by the task.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Threading;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      var tasks = new List<Task<int>>();
      var source = new CancellationTokenSource();
      var token = source.Token;
      int completedIterations = 0;

      for (int n = 0; n <= 19; n++)
         tasks.Add(Task.Run( () => { int iterations = 0;
                                     for (int ctr = 1; ctr <= 2000000; ctr++) {
                                         token.ThrowIfCancellationRequested();
                                         iterations++;
                                     }
                                     Interlocked.Increment(ref completedIterations);
                                     if (completedIterations >= 10)
                                        source.Cancel();
                                     return iterations; }, token));

      Console.WriteLine("Waiting for the first 10 tasks to complete...\n");
      try  {
         Task.WaitAll(tasks.ToArray());
      }
      catch (AggregateException) {
         Console.WriteLine("Status of tasks:\n");
         Console.WriteLine("{0,10} {1,20} {2,14:N0}", "Task Id",
                           "Status", "Iterations");
         foreach (var t in tasks)
            Console.WriteLine("{0,10} {1,20} {2,14}",
                              t.Id, t.Status,
                              t.Status != TaskStatus.Canceled ? t.Result.ToString("N0") : "n/a");
      }
   }
}
// The example displays output like the following:
//    Waiting for the first 10 tasks to complete...
//    Status of tasks:
//
//       Task Id               Status     Iterations
//             1      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             2      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             3      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             4      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             5      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             6      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             7      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             8      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//             9      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//            10             Canceled            n/a
//            11             Canceled            n/a
//            12             Canceled            n/a
//            13             Canceled            n/a
//            14             Canceled            n/a
//            15             Canceled            n/a
//            16      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
//            17             Canceled            n/a
//            18             Canceled            n/a
//            19             Canceled            n/a
//            20             Canceled            n/a
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Threading.Tasks

Module Example

   Public Sub Main()
      Dim tasks As New List(Of Task(Of Integer))()
      Dim source As New CancellationTokenSource
      Dim token As CancellationToken = source.Token
      Dim completedIterations As Integer = 0
      
      For n As Integer = 0 To 19
         tasks.Add(Task.Run( Function()
                                Dim iterations As Integer= 0
                                For ctr As Long = 1 To 2000000
                                   token.ThrowIfCancellationRequested()
                                   iterations += 1
                                Next
                                Interlocked.Increment(completedIterations)
                                If completedIterations >= 10 Then source.Cancel()
                                Return iterations
                             End Function, token))
      Next

      Console.WriteLine("Waiting for the first 10 tasks to complete... ")
      Try
         Task.WaitAll(tasks.ToArray())
      Catch e As AggregateException
         Console.WriteLine("Status of tasks:")
         Console.WriteLine()
         Console.WriteLine("{0,10} {1,20} {2,14}", "Task Id",
                           "Status", "Iterations")
         For Each t In tasks
            Console.WriteLine("{0,10} {1,20} {2,14}",
                              t.Id, t.Status,
                              If(t.Status <> TaskStatus.Canceled,
                                 t.Result.ToString("N0"), "n/a"))
         Next
      End Try
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'    Waiting for the first 10 tasks to complete...
'    Status of tasks:
'
'       Task Id               Status     Iterations
'             1      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             2      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             3      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             4      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             5      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             6      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             7      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             8      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'             9      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'            10             Canceled            n/a
'            11             Canceled            n/a
'            12             Canceled            n/a
'            13             Canceled            n/a
'            14             Canceled            n/a
'            15             Canceled            n/a
'            16      RanToCompletion      2,000,000
'            17             Canceled            n/a
'            18             Canceled            n/a
'            19             Canceled            n/a
'            20             Canceled            n/a

Remarks

The Task.Status property returns a member of the TaskStatus enumeration to indicate the task's current status.

Applies to