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WaitHandle.SafeWaitHandle Property

Gets or sets the native operating system handle.

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

public SafeWaitHandle SafeWaitHandle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeWaitHandle
A SafeWaitHandle representing the native operating system handle.

When you assign a new value to the SafeWaitHandle property, the previous handle will be closed when the previous SafeWaitHandle object is collected. Do not manually close the handle, because this results in an ObjectDisposedException when the SafeWaitHandle attempts to close the handle.

WaitHandle implements the Dispose pattern. See Dispose Pattern. When you derive from WaitHandle, use the SafeWaitHandle property to store your native handle operating system handle. You do not need to override the protected Dispose method unless you use additional unmanaged resources.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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