Mutex Constructor

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

Namespace: System.Threading
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


Public Sub New
public Mutex()


Calling this constructor overload is the same as calling the Mutex(Boolean) constructor overload and specifying false for initial ownership of the mutex. That is, the calling thread does not own the mutex.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


Mutex Class

Mutex Overload

System.Threading Namespace