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Thread Constructor (ThreadStart, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the Thread class, specifying the maximum stack size for the thread.

Namespace:  System.Threading
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public Thread(
	ThreadStart start,
	int maxStackSize
)

Parameters

start
Type: System.Threading.ThreadStart

A ThreadStart delegate that represents the methods to be invoked when this thread begins executing.

maxStackSize
Type: System.Int32

The maximum stack size to be used by the thread, or 0 to use the default maximum stack size specified in the header for the executable.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

start is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

maxStackSize is less than zero.

Avoid using this constructor overload. The default stack size used by the Thread(ThreadStart) constructor overload is the recommended stack size for threads. If a thread has memory problems, the most likely cause is programming error, such as infinite recursion.

If maxStackSize is less than the minimum stack size, the minimum stack size is used. If maxStackSize is not a multiple of the page size, it is rounded to the next larger multiple of the page size. For example, if you are using the .NET Framework version 2.0 on Microsoft Windows Vista, 256KB (262144 bytes) is the minimum stack size, and the page size is 64KB (65536 bytes).

NoteNote:

On versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, maxStackSize is ignored, and the stack size specified in the executable header is used.

If you specify a very small stack size, you might need to disable stack-overflow probing. When the stack is severely constrained, the probing can itself cause a stack overflow. To disable stack overflow probing, add the following to your application configuration file.

<configuration>
  <runtime>
    <disableStackOverflowProbing enabled="true"/>
  </runtime>
</configuration>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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