ThreadInterruptedException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when a Thread is interrupted while it is in a waiting state.

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public class ThreadInterruptedException : SystemException
Inheritance
ThreadInterruptedException
Attributes

Inherited Members

System.Exception

System.Object

Examples

The following code example shows the behavior of a running thread when it is interrupted and subsequently gets blocked.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;
using namespace System::Threading;

ref class StayAwake
{
private:
   bool sleepSwitch;

public:

   property bool SleepSwitch 
   {
      void set( bool value )
      {
         sleepSwitch = value;
      }

   }
   StayAwake()
   {
      sleepSwitch = false;
   }

   void ThreadMethod()
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "newThread is executing ThreadMethod." );
      while (  !sleepSwitch )
      {
         
         // Use SpinWait instead of Sleep to demonstrate the 
         // effect of calling Interrupt on a running thread.
         Thread::SpinWait( 10000000 );
      }

      try
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "newThread going to sleep." );
         
         // When newThread goes to sleep, it is immediately 
         // woken up by a ThreadInterruptedException.
         Thread::Sleep( Timeout::Infinite );
      }
      catch ( ThreadInterruptedException^ /*e*/ ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "newThread cannot go to sleep - "
         "interrupted by main thread." );
      }

   }

};

int main()
{
   StayAwake^ stayAwake = gcnew StayAwake;
   Thread^ newThread = gcnew Thread( gcnew ThreadStart( stayAwake, &StayAwake::ThreadMethod ) );
   newThread->Start();
   
   // The following line causes an exception to be thrown 
   // in ThreadMethod if newThread is currently blocked
   // or becomes blocked in the future.
   newThread->Interrupt();
   Console::WriteLine( "Main thread calls Interrupt on newThread." );
   
   // Then tell newThread to go to sleep.
   stayAwake->SleepSwitch = true;
   
   // Wait for newThread to end.
   newThread->Join();
}

using System;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Threading;

class ThreadInterrupt
{
    static void Main()
    {
        StayAwake stayAwake = new StayAwake();
        Thread newThread = 
            new Thread(new ThreadStart(stayAwake.ThreadMethod));
        newThread.Start();

        // The following line causes an exception to be thrown 
        // in ThreadMethod if newThread is currently blocked
        // or becomes blocked in the future.
        newThread.Interrupt();
        Console.WriteLine("Main thread calls Interrupt on newThread.");

        // Tell newThread to go to sleep.
        stayAwake.SleepSwitch = true;

        // Wait for newThread to end.
        newThread.Join();
    }
}

class StayAwake
{
    bool sleepSwitch = false;

    public bool SleepSwitch
    {
        set{ sleepSwitch = value; }
    }

    public StayAwake(){}

    public void ThreadMethod()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("newThread is executing ThreadMethod.");
        while(!sleepSwitch)
        {
            // Use SpinWait instead of Sleep to demonstrate the 
            // effect of calling Interrupt on a running thread.
            Thread.SpinWait(10000000);
        }
        try
        {
            Console.WriteLine("newThread going to sleep.");

            // When newThread goes to sleep, it is immediately 
            // woken up by a ThreadInterruptedException.
            Thread.Sleep(Timeout.Infinite);
        }
        catch(ThreadInterruptedException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("newThread cannot go to sleep - " +
                "interrupted by main thread.");
        }
    }
}
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Threading

Public Class ThreadInterrupt

    <MTAThread> _
    Shared Sub Main()
        Dim stayAwake As New StayAwake()
        Dim newThread As New Thread(AddressOf stayAwake.ThreadMethod)
        newThread.Start()

        ' The following line causes an exception to be thrown 
        ' in ThreadMethod if newThread is currently blocked
        ' or becomes blocked in the future.
        newThread.Interrupt()
        Console.WriteLine("Main thread calls Interrupt on newThread.")

        ' Tell newThread to go to sleep.
        stayAwake.SleepSwitch = True

        ' Wait for newThread to end.
        newThread.Join()
    End Sub

End Class

Public Class StayAwake

    Dim sleepSwitchValue As Boolean = False

    WriteOnly Property SleepSwitch As Boolean
        Set
            sleepSwitchValue = Value
        End Set
    End Property 

    Sub New()
    End Sub

    Sub ThreadMethod()
        Console.WriteLine("newThread is executing ThreadMethod.")
        While Not sleepSwitchValue

            ' Use SpinWait instead of Sleep to demonstrate the 
            ' effect of calling Interrupt on a running thread.
            Thread.SpinWait(10000000)
        End While
        Try
            Console.WriteLine("newThread going to sleep.")

            ' When newThread goes to sleep, it is immediately 
            ' woken up by a ThreadInterruptedException.
            Thread.Sleep(Timeout.Infinite)
        Catch ex As ThreadInterruptedException
            Console.WriteLine("newThread cannot go to " & _
                "sleep - interrupted by main thread.")
        End Try
    End Sub

End Class

Remarks

After a thread is created, it is in one or more ThreadState states until it is destroyed. Calling Interrupt when a thread is in the WaitSleepJoin state will cause a ThreadInterruptedException to be thrown in the target thread. If the thread is not in the WaitSleepJoin state, the exception is not thrown until the thread enters that state. If the thread never blocks, it could complete without ever being interrupted.

ThreadInterruptedException uses the HRESULT COR_E_THREADINTERRUPTED, which has the value 0x80131519.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ThreadInterruptedException, see the ThreadInterruptedException constructors.

Constructors

ThreadInterruptedException()

Initializes a new instance of the ThreadInterruptedException class with default properties.

ThreadInterruptedException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the ThreadInterruptedException class with a specified error message.

ThreadInterruptedException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the ThreadInterruptedException class with serialized data.

ThreadInterruptedException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the ThreadInterruptedException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.