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Posted 11 Dec 2008

Timeout Functions

, 11 Dec 2008
This article explains about executing a function within a time limit. Also includes a helper class which helps to implement timeout functions easily. This article deals with running multiple timeout processes each with time limit.
namespace TimeoutFunctions
    using System;
    using System.Threading;

    public class DataCarrier
        const double ABORT_WAIT_SECONDS = 1;

        public DataCarrier(object userState, WaitCallback methodToExecute, TimeSpan timeOut)
            : this(userState, methodToExecute, timeOut, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(ABORT_WAIT_SECONDS)) {


        public DataCarrier(object userState, WaitCallback methodToExecute, TimeSpan timeOut,
            TimeSpan abortWaitTime) {

            this.userState = userState;
            this.methodToExecute = methodToExecute;
            this.timeOut = timeOut;
            this.abortWaitTime = abortWaitTime;

        private object userState;
        public object UserState {
            get { return userState; }

        private WaitCallback methodToExecute;
        public WaitCallback MethodToExecute {
            get { return methodToExecute; }

        private TimeSpan timeOut;
        public TimeSpan TimeOut {
            get { return timeOut; }
            set { timeOut = value; }

        private TimeSpan abortWaitTime;
        public TimeSpan AbortWaitTime {
            get { return abortWaitTime; }
            set { abortWaitTime = value; }

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N a v a n e e t h
Software Developer ThoughtWorks
India India
Call me Navaneeth Some years ago--never mind how long precisely, I was doing programs with C and C++. When .NET came, I started with C#,ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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