C# – Implementing a timeout in c#

c++timeout

I am new to c#; I have mainly done Java.

I want to implement a timeout something along the lines:

int now= Time.now();
while(true)
{
  tryMethod();
  if(now > now+5000) throw new TimeoutException();
}

How can I implement this in C#? Thanks!

Best Solution

One possible way would be:

Stopwatch sw = new Stopwatch();
sw.Start();

while(true)
{
    tryMethod();
    if(sw.ElapsedMilliseconds > 5000) throw new TimeoutException();
}

However you currently have no way to break out of your loop. I would recommend having tryMethod return a bool and change it to:

Stopwatch sw = new Stopwatch();
sw.Start();

while(!tryMethod())
{
    if(sw.ElapsedMilliseconds > 5000) throw new TimeoutException();
}