List(Of T).ICollection.SyncRoot Property
Gets an object that can be used to synchronize access to the ICollection.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Private ReadOnly Property SyncRoot As Object Implements ICollection.SyncRoot
Property ValueType: System.Object
An object that can be used to synchronize access to the ICollection. In the default implementation of List(Of T), this property always returns the current instance.
Default implementations of collections in the System.Collections.Generic namespace are not synchronized.
Enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can lock the collection during the entire enumeration. To allow the collection to be accessed by multiple threads for reading and writing, you must implement your own synchronization.
SyncRoot returns an object that can be used to synchronize access to the ICollection. Synchronization is effective only if all threads lock this object before accessing the collection. The following code shows the use of the SyncRoot property for C#, C++, and Visual Basic.
Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.
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.