Gets the amount of time that the associated thread has spent running code inside the application.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Windows NT uses several different protection mechanisms, and at the root of them all is the distinction between user mode and privileged mode. corresponds to the amount of time that the application has spent running in user mode, outside the operating system core. The PrivilegedProcessorTime corresponds to the amount of time that the application has spent running code in privileged mode, inside the system core.
User mode restricts the application in two important ways. First, the application cannot directly access the peripherals, but instead must call the operating system core to get or set peripheral data. The operating system can thus ensure that one application does not destroy peripheral data that is needed by another. Second, the application cannot read or change data that the operating system itself maintains. This restriction prevents applications from either inadvertently or intentionally corrupting the core. If the application needs the operating system to perform an operation, it calls one of the system's routines. Many of these transition into privileged mode, perform the operation, and smoothly return to user mode.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.