Thread Priority

Visual Studio 6.0


The Thread Priority box shows the base priority of the thread selected in the Thread selection list box. This is not an absolute priority, but is a range of priorities that can be assigned by the operating system to the selected thread.

Priority Description
Highest Highest priority level allowed by the process priority.
Above Normal Slightly elevated priority.
Normal Standard priority level for the given process priority.
Below Normal Reduced priority.
Idle No CPU time will be spent on this thread unless all other threads are blocked.