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HostProtectionAttribute.ExternalThreading Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether external threading is exposed.

Namespace:  System.Security.Permissions
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public bool ExternalThreading { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if external threading is exposed; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Code that exposes external threading creates or manipulates threads other than its own, which might be harmful to the host.

The following code example illustrates the use of the HostProtectionAttribute attribute with the ExternalThreading property. This example is part of a larger example provided for the HostProtectionAttribute class.

// Use the enumeration flags to indicate that this method exposes  
// synchronization and external threading.
[HostProtectionAttribute(Synchronization=true, ExternalThreading=true)]
private static void StartThread()
{
    Thread t = new Thread(new ThreadStart(WatchFileEvents));

    // Start the new thread. On a uniprocessor, the thread is not given 
    // any processor time until the main thread yields the processor.
    t.Start();

    // Give the new thread a chance to execute.
    Thread.Sleep(1000);
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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