Timeout.InfiniteTimeSpan Field


A constant used to specify an infinite waiting period, for methods that accept a TimeSpan parameter.

public: static initonly TimeSpan InfiniteTimeSpan;
public static readonly TimeSpan InfiniteTimeSpan;
 staticval mutable InfiniteTimeSpan : TimeSpan
Public Shared ReadOnly InfiniteTimeSpan As TimeSpan 

Field Value



For threading methods that accept a timeout parameter of type TimeSpan, such as Thread.Sleep(TimeSpan) and Thread.Join(TimeSpan), this value is used to suspend the thread indefinitely. However, in most cases, we recommend that you use other System.Threading classes, such as Mutex, Monitor, EventWaitHandle, or Semaphore instead, to synchronize threads or manage resources.

The value of this field is -00:00:00.0010000, or -1 millisecond.

Applies to