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StringDictionary.IsSynchronized Property

Gets a value that indicates whether access to the StringDictionary is synchronized (thread-safe).

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property IsSynchronized As Boolean
[C#]
public virtual bool IsSynchronized {get;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual bool get_IsSynchronized();
[JScript]
public function get IsSynchronized() : Boolean;

Property Value

true if access to the StringDictionary is synchronized (thread-safe); otherwise, false.

Remarks

A StringDictionary instance is not synchronized. Derived classes can provide a synchronized version of the StringDictionary using the SyncRoot property.

Enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads could still modify the collection, which causes the enumerator to throw an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can either lock the collection during the entire enumeration or catch the exceptions resulting from changes made by other threads.

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example shows how to lock the collection using the SyncRoot during the entire enumeration:

[C#] 
StringDictionary myCollection = new StringDictionary();
 lock( myCollection.SyncRoot ) {
 foreach ( Object item in myCollection ) {
 // Insert your code here.
 }
}
[Visual Basic] 
Dim myCollection As New StringDictionary()
Dim item As Object
SyncLock myCollection.SyncRoot
 For Each item In myCollection
 ' Insert your code here.
 Next item
End SyncLock

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

StringDictionary Class | StringDictionary Members | System.Collections.Specialized Namespace

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