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Thread.Name Property

Gets or sets the name of the thread.

Namespace:  System.Threading
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the name of the thread, or null if no name was set.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

A set operation was requested, and the Name property has already been set.

This property is write-once.

The following code example shows how to name a thread.

using System;
using System.Threading;

class Name
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // Check whether the thread has previously been named 
        // to avoid a possible InvalidOperationException. 
        if(Thread.CurrentThread.Name == null)
        {
            Thread.CurrentThread.Name = "MainThread";
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to name a previously " +
                "named thread.");
        }
    }
}

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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