How to pause / resume a thread in C#

June 16, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net ASP.Net Windows Forms

Here is the code snippet which will help you to pause / resume a thread using ManualResetEvent class. Both Suspend() and Resume() methods are deprecated in .Net Framework. So both of these methods not recommended to use.

private ManualResetEvent _manualResetEvent = new ManualResetEvent(true);

var thread = new Thread(() =>
    while (true)
        //Do the work here

And to pause the thread, you can use


And to resume you can use


You can find more details about ManualResetEvent in MSDN

Happy Programming.

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