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Threading Sample

This sample demonstrates the following threading techniques. For more information, see Threading (C# Programming Guide).

  • Creating, starting, and terminating a thread

  • Using a thread pool

  • Thread synchronization and interaction

To get samples and instructions for installing them

  • Do one or more of the following:

    • On the Help menu, click Samples.

      The Readme displays information about samples.

    • Visit the Visual Studio 2008 Samples Web site. The most recent versions of samples are available there.

    • Locate samples on the computer on which Visual Studio is installed. By default, samples and a Readme file are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\lcid. For Express editions of Visual Studio, all samples are located online.

For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To build and run the Threading samples within Visual Studio

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the ThreadStartStop project and then click Set as StartUp Project.

  2. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

  3. Repeat the previous steps for ThreadPool, and ThreadSync.

To build and run the Threading samples from a command prompt

  1. Use the Change Directory command to change to the Threads directory.

  2. Type the following:

    cd ThreadStartStop
    csc ThreadStartStop.cs
    ThreadStartStop
    
  3. Type the following:

    cd ..\ThreadPool
    csc ThreadPool.cs
    ThreadPool
    
  4. Type the following:

    cd ..\ThreadSync
    csc ThreadSync.cs
    ThreadSync
    

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