object NonCancellable : AbstractCoroutineContextElement, Job

A non-cancelable job that is always active. It is designed for withContext function to prevent cancellation of code blocks that need to be executed without cancellation.

Use it like this:

withContext(NonCancellable) {
// this code will not be cancelled

WARNING: This object is not designed to be used with launch, async, and other coroutine builders. if you write launch(NonCancellable) { ... } then not only the newly launched job will not be cancelled when the parent is cancelled, the whole parent-child relation between parent and child is severed. The parent will not wait for the child's completion, nor will be cancelled when the child crashed.


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