Indicates that the value of a static field is unique for each thread.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
A static field marked with is not shared between threads. Each executing thread has a separate instance of the field, and independently sets and gets values for that field. If the field is accessed on a different thread, it will contain a different value.
Note that in addition to applying the attribute to a field, you must also define it as a static field (in C#) or a Shared field (in Visual Basic).
Do not specify initial values for fields marked with ThreadStaticAttribute, because such initialization occurs only once, when the class constructor executes, and therefore affects only one thread. If you do not specify an initial value, you can rely on the field being initialized to its default value if it is a value type, or to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if it is a reference type.
Use this attribute as it is, and do not derive from it.
For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.
The following example instantiates a random number generator, creates ten threads in addition to the main thread, and then generates two million random numbers in each thread. It uses the attribute to calculate the sum and the count of random numbers per thread. It also defines two additional per-thread fields, previous and abnormal, that allows it to detect corruption of the random number generator.
The example uses the lock statement in C# and the SyncLock construct in Visual Basic to synchronize access to the random number generator. This prevents corruption of the random number generator, which typically results in its returning a value of zero for all subsequent calls.
The example also uses the CountdownEvent class to ensure that each thread has finished generating random numbers before it displays the total number of calls. Otherwise, if the main thread completes execution before the additional threads that it spawns, it displays an inaccurate value for the total number of method calls.