SyncRoot Property
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Stack::SyncRoot Property


Gets an object that can be used to synchronize access to the Stack.

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

property Object^ SyncRoot {
	virtual Object^ get();

Property Value

Type: System::Object^

An Object that can be used to synchronize access to the Stack.

To create a synchronized version of the Stack, use the Synchronized method. However, derived classes can provide their own synchronized version of the Stack using the SyncRoot property. The synchronizing code must perform operations on the SyncRoot of the Stack, not directly on the Stack. This ensures proper operation of collections that are derived from other objects. Specifically, it maintains proper synchronization with other threads that might be simultaneously modifying the Stack object.

Enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads can still modify the collection, which causes the enumerator to throw an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can either lock the collection during the entire enumeration or catch the exceptions resulting from changes made by other threads.

The following code example shows how to lock the collection using the SyncRoot during the entire enumeration.

Stack^ myCollection = gcnew Stack();
bool lockTaken = false;
    Monitor::Enter(myCollection->SyncRoot, lockTaken);
    for each (Object^ item in myCollection);
        // Insert your code here.
    if (lockTaken)

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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