Specifies the current execution state of the thread.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
|A state that indicates the thread has been initialized, but has not yet started.|
|A state that indicates the thread is waiting to use a processor because no processor is free. The thread is prepared to run on the next available processor.|
|A state that indicates the thread is currently using a processor.|
|A state that indicates the thread is about to use a processor. Only one thread can be in this state at a time.|
|A state that indicates the thread has finished executing and has exited.|
|A state that indicates the thread is not ready to use the processor because it is waiting for a peripheral operation to complete or a resource to become free. When the thread is ready, it will be rescheduled.|
|A state that indicates the thread is waiting for a resource, other than the processor, before it can execute. For example, it might be waiting for its execution stack to be paged in from disk.|
|The state of the thread is unknown.|
There are two thread state enumerations, and System.Threading.ThreadState. The thread state enumerations are only of interest in a few debugging scenarios. Your code should never use thread state to synchronize the activities of threads.