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Timeout.Infinite Field

A constant used to specify an infinite waiting period, for threading methods that accept an Int32 parameter.

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

public const int Infinite

For threading methods that accept a millisecondsTimeout parameter, such as Thread.Sleep(Int32) and Thread.Join(Int32), 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 sychronize threads or manage resources.

The value of this field is -1 (0xFFFFFFFF).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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