WaitHandle.WaitTimeout Field

Definition

Indicates that a WaitAny(WaitHandle[], Int32, Boolean) operation timed out before any of the wait handles were signaled. This field is constant.

public: int WaitTimeout = 258;
public const int WaitTimeout = 258;
val mutable WaitTimeout : int
Public Const WaitTimeout As Integer  = 258

Field Value

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the thread pool to simultaneously search for a file on multiple disks. For space considerations, only the root directory of each disk is searched.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Threading;
ref class Search
{
private:

   // Maintain state information to pass to FindCallback.
   ref class State
   {
   public:
      AutoResetEvent^ autoEvent;
      String^ fileName;
      State( AutoResetEvent^ autoEvent, String^ fileName )
         : autoEvent( autoEvent ), fileName( fileName )
      {}

   };


public:
   array<AutoResetEvent^>^autoEvents;
   array<String^>^diskLetters;

   // Search for stateInfo->fileName.
   void FindCallback( Object^ state )
   {
      State^ stateInfo = dynamic_cast<State^>(state);
      
      // Signal if the file is found.
      if ( File::Exists( stateInfo->fileName ) )
      {
         stateInfo->autoEvent->Set();
      }
   }

   Search()
   {
      
      // Retrieve an array of disk letters.
      diskLetters = Environment::GetLogicalDrives();
      autoEvents = gcnew array<AutoResetEvent^>(diskLetters->Length);
      for ( int i = 0; i < diskLetters->Length; i++ )
      {
         autoEvents[ i ] = gcnew AutoResetEvent( false );

      }
   }


   // Search for fileName in the root directory of all disks.
   void FindFile( String^ fileName )
   {
      for ( int i = 0; i < diskLetters->Length; i++ )
      {
         Console::WriteLine(  "Searching for {0} on {1}.", fileName, diskLetters[ i ] );
         ThreadPool::QueueUserWorkItem( gcnew WaitCallback( this, &Search::FindCallback ), gcnew State( autoEvents[ i ],String::Concat( diskLetters[ i ], fileName ) ) );

      }
      
      // Wait for the first instance of the file to be found.
      int index = WaitHandle::WaitAny( autoEvents, 3000, false );
      if ( index == WaitHandle::WaitTimeout )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "\n{0} not found.", fileName );
      }
      else
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "\n{0} found on {1}.", fileName, diskLetters[ index ] );
      }
   }

};

int main()
{
   Search^ search = gcnew Search;
   search->FindFile( "SomeFile.dat" );
}

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading;

class Test
{
    static void Main()
    {
        Search search = new Search();
        search.FindFile("SomeFile.dat");
    }
}

class Search
{
    // Maintain state information to pass to FindCallback.
    class State
    {
        public AutoResetEvent autoEvent;
        public string         fileName;

        public State(AutoResetEvent autoEvent, string fileName)
        {
            this.autoEvent    = autoEvent;
            this.fileName     = fileName;
        }
    }

    AutoResetEvent[] autoEvents;
    String[] diskLetters;

    public Search()
    {
        // Retrieve an array of disk letters.
        diskLetters = Environment.GetLogicalDrives();

        autoEvents = new AutoResetEvent[diskLetters.Length];
        for(int i = 0; i < diskLetters.Length; i++)
        {
            autoEvents[i] = new AutoResetEvent(false);
        }
    }

    // Search for fileName in the root directory of all disks.
    public void FindFile(string fileName)
    {
        for(int i = 0; i < diskLetters.Length; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Searching for {0} on {1}.",
                fileName, diskLetters[i]);
            ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem(
                new WaitCallback(FindCallback), 
                new State(autoEvents[i], diskLetters[i] + fileName));
        }

        // Wait for the first instance of the file to be found.
        int index = WaitHandle.WaitAny(autoEvents, 3000, false);
        if(index == WaitHandle.WaitTimeout)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("\n{0} not found.", fileName);
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("\n{0} found on {1}.", fileName,
                diskLetters[index]);
        }
    }

    // Search for stateInfo.fileName.
    void FindCallback(object state)
    {
        State stateInfo = (State)state;

        // Signal if the file is found.
        if(File.Exists(stateInfo.fileName))
        {
            stateInfo.autoEvent.Set();
        }
    }
}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Threading

Public Class Test

    <MTAThread> _
    Shared Sub Main()
        Dim search As New Search()
        search.FindFile("SomeFile.dat")
    End Sub    
End Class

Public Class Search

    ' Maintain state information to pass to FindCallback.
    Class State
        Public autoEvent As AutoResetEvent 
        Public fileName As String         

        Sub New(anEvent As AutoResetEvent, fName As String)
            autoEvent = anEvent
            fileName = fName
        End Sub
    End Class

    Dim autoEvents() As AutoResetEvent
    Dim diskLetters() As String

    Sub New()

        ' Retrieve an array of disk letters.
        diskLetters = Environment.GetLogicalDrives()

        autoEvents = New AutoResetEvent(diskLetters.Length - 1) {}
        For i As Integer = 0 To diskLetters.Length - 1
            autoEvents(i) = New AutoResetEvent(False)
        Next i
    End Sub    
    
    ' Search for fileName in the root directory of all disks.
    Sub FindFile(fileName As String)
        For i As Integer = 0 To diskLetters.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine("Searching for {0} on {1}.", _
                fileName, diskLetters(i))
        
            ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem(AddressOf FindCallback, _ 
                New State(autoEvents(i), diskLetters(i) & fileName))
        Next i

        ' Wait for the first instance of the file to be found.
        Dim index As Integer = _
            WaitHandle.WaitAny(autoEvents, 3000, False)
        If index = WaitHandle.WaitTimeout
            Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "{0} not found.", fileName)
        Else
            Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "{0} found on {1}.", _
                fileName, diskLetters(index))
        End If
    End Sub

    ' Search for stateInfo.fileName.
    Sub FindCallback(state As Object)
        Dim stateInfo As State = DirectCast(state, State)

        ' Signal if the file is found.
        If File.Exists(stateInfo.fileName) Then
            stateInfo.autoEvent.Set()
        End If
    End Sub

End Class

Remarks

This field is one of the possible return values of WaitAny.

Applies to