Thread.Suspend Thread.Suspend Thread.Suspend Thread.Suspend Method

Definition

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Either suspends the thread, or if the thread is already suspended, has no effect.

public:
 void Suspend();
[System.Obsolete("Thread.Suspend has been deprecated.  Please use other classes in System.Threading, such as Monitor, Mutex, Event, and Semaphore, to synchronize Threads or protect resources.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202", false)]
[System.Obsolete("Thread.Suspend has been deprecated.  Please use other classes in System.Threading, such as Monitor, Mutex, Event, and Semaphore, to synchronize Threads or protect resources.  https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202", false)]
public void Suspend ();
member this.Suspend : unit -> unit
Public Sub Suspend ()

Exceptions

Remarks

If the thread is already suspended, this method has no effect.

Caution

Do not use the Suspend and Resume methods to synchronize the activities of threads. You have no way of knowing what code a thread is executing when you suspend it. If you suspend a thread while it holds locks during a security permission evaluation, other threads in the AppDomain might be blocked. If you suspend a thread while it is executing a class constructor, other threads in the AppDomain that attempt to use that class are blocked. Deadlocks can occur very easily.

When you call the Suspend method on a thread, the system notes that a thread suspension has been requested and allows the thread to execute until it reaches a safe point before actually suspending the thread. A safe point for a thread is a point in its execution at which garbage collection can be performed. Once a safe point is reached, the runtime guarantees that the suspended thread will not make any further progress in managed code. A thread executing outside managed code is always safe for garbage collection, and its execution continues until it attempts to resume execution of managed code.

Security

SecurityPermission
for advanced operations on threads. Associated enumeration: ControlThread.

Applies to

See also