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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.");
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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