Represents the method that executes on a Thread.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
When a managed thread is created, the method that executes on the thread is represented by a delegate or a ParameterizedThreadStart delegate that is passed to the Thread constructor. The thread does not begin executing until the Thread.Start method is called. Execution begins at the first line of the method represented by the or ParameterizedThreadStart delegate.
Visual Basic and C# users can omit the or ParameterizedThreadStart delegate constructor when creating a thread. In Visual Basic, use the AddressOf operator when passing your method to the Thread constructor; for example, Dim t As New Thread(AddressOf ThreadProc). In C#, simply specify the name of the thread procedure. The compiler selects the correct delegate constructor.
In version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, creating a delegate for a static method in C++ requires only one parameter: the address of the callback method, qualified by the class name. In earlier versions two parameters were required when creating a delegate for a static method: zero (null) and the method address. For an instance method, all versions require two parameters: the instance variable and the method address.
The following code example shows the syntax for creating and using a delegate with an instance method and with a static method.
For another simple example that demonstrates how to create a delegate, see the Thread.Start() method overload. For more information about thread creation, see Creating Threads and Passing Data at Start Time.