Thread.BeginThreadAffinity Method ()


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Notifies a host that managed code is about to execute instructions that depend on the identity of the current physical operating system thread.

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

static member BeginThreadAffinity : unit -> unit

Exception Condition

The caller does not have the required permission.

Some hosts of the common language runtime, such as Microsoft SQL Server 2005, provide their own thread management. A host that provides its own thread management can move an executing task from one physical operating system thread to another at any time. Most tasks are not affected by this switching. However, some tasks have thread affinity - that is, they depend on the identity of a physical operating system thread. These tasks must inform the host when they execute code that should not be switched.

For example, if your application calls a system API to acquire an operating system lock that has thread affinity, such as a Win32 CRITICAL_SECTION, you must call BeginThreadAffinity before acquiring the lock, and EndThreadAffinity after releasing the lock.

Using this method in code that runs under SQL Server 2005 requires the code to be run at the highest host protection level.

The following example demonstrates the use of the BeginThreadAffinity and EndThreadAffinity methods to notify a host that a block of code depends on the identity of a physical operating system thread.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.


Requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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