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Threading Sample 

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This sample demonstrates the following threading techniques. See Threading (C# Programming Guide) for more information.

  • Creating, launching, and terminating a thread

  • Using a thread pool

  • Thread synchronization and interaction

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

To open the sample file in Solution Explorer

  1. Click Download Sample.

    The File Download message box appears.

  2. Click Open, and on the left column of the zip folder window, click Extract all files.

    The Extraction Wizard opens.

  3. Click Next. You can change the directory that the files will be extracted to, and then click Next again.

    Make sure that the Show extracted files check box is selected, and click Finish.

  4. Double-click the sample's .sln file.

    The sample solution is displayed in Solution Explorer. You might get a security warning that says the solution location is not trusted. Click OK to continue.

To build and run the Threading samples within Visual Studio

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the ThreadStartStop project and click Set as StartUp Project.

  2. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

  3. Repeat the preceding steps for ThreadPool, and ThreadSync.

To build and run the Threading samples from the Command Line

  1. Use the Change Directory command to change to the Threads directory.

  2. Type the following:

    cd ThreadStartStop
    csc ThreadStartStop.cs
    ThreadStartStop
    
  3. Type the following:

    cd ..\ThreadPool
    csc ThreadPool.cs
    ThreadPool
    
  4. Type the following:

    cd ..\ThreadSync
    csc ThreadSync.cs
    ThreadSync
    

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