Thread Termination and UDP Socket Release Problem in VB.NET

I have a UDP Listen Class with a standard Thread procedure that includes a blocking call:

     BytesReceived = udpSocket.ReceiveFrom(Buffer, RemoteEndPoint)

My question is how do I shut down this Thread and Socket properly, I've tried

    updThread.Abort()
    updSocket.Close()

but this raises a System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted, error presumably as the socket receive is still blocking? Although it does release the udp port for me to connect again. Is there a neater way to shutdown?
mrflibbleukAsked:
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gregoryyoungCommented:
I would not suggest using the blocking method with a thread instead you can use the BeginReceiveFrom method to receive .. then use Socket.Close ... your handler will get called and can realize it has no data.
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mrflibbleukAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks, reworked it using waitany on the the async handle and a thread termination event.
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