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Timebox Class
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
public class Timebox
{
private readonly TimeSpan _ts;
public Timebox(TimeSpan ts)
{
_ts = ts;
}
public void Execute(Action func)
{
AppDomain childDomain = null;
try
{
// Construct and initialize settings for a second AppDomain. Perhaps some of
// this is unnecessary but perhaps not.
var domainSetup = new AppDomainSetup()
{
ApplicationBase = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetupInformation.ApplicationBase,
ConfigurationFile = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetupInformation.ConfigurationFile,
ApplicationName = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetupInformation.ApplicationName,
LoaderOptimization = LoaderOptimization.MultiDomainHost
};
// Create the child AppDomain
childDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("Timebox Domain", null, domainSetup);
// Create an instance of the timebox runtime child AppDomain
var timeboxRuntime = (ITimeboxRuntime)childDomain.CreateInstanceAndUnwrap(
typeof(TimeboxRuntime).Assembly.FullName, typeof(TimeboxRuntime).FullName);
// Start the runtime, by passing it the function we're timboxing
Exception ex = null;
var timeoutOccurred = true;
var task = new Task(() =>
{
ex = timeboxRuntime.Run(func);
timeoutOccurred = false;
});
// start task, and wait for the alloted timespan. If the method doesn't finish
// by then, then we kill the childDomain and throw a TimeoutException
task.Start();
task.Wait(_ts);
// if the timeout occurred then we throw the exception for the caller to handle.
if(timeoutOccurred) throw new TimeoutException("The child domain timed out");
// If no timeout occurred, then throw whatever exception was thrown
// by our child AppDomain, so that calling code "sees" the exception
// thrown by the code that it passes in.
if(ex != null)
{
throw ex;
}
}
finally
{
// kill the child domain whether or not the function has completed
if(childDomain != null) AppDomain.Unload(childDomain);
}
}
// don't strictly need this, but I prefer having an interface point to the proxy
private interface ITimeboxRuntime
{
Exception Run(Action action);
}
// Need to derive from MarshalByRefObject... proxy is returned across AppDomain boundary.
private class TimeboxRuntime : MarshalByRefObject, ITimeboxRuntime
{
public Exception Run(Action action)
{
try
{
// Nike: just do it!
action();
}
catch(Exception e)
{
// return the exception to be thrown in the calling AppDomain
return e;
}
return null;
}
}
}
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