Hashtable.IsSynchronized Hashtable.IsSynchronized Hashtable.IsSynchronized Hashtable.IsSynchronized Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether access to the Hashtable is synchronized (thread safe).

public:
 virtual property bool IsSynchronized { bool get(); };
public virtual bool IsSynchronized { get; }
member this.IsSynchronized : bool
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property IsSynchronized As Boolean

Property Value

true if access to the Hashtable is synchronized (thread safe); otherwise, false. The default is false.

Implements

Examples

The following example shows how to synchronize a Hashtable, determine if a Hashtable is synchronized, and use a synchronized Hashtable.

#using <system.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new Hashtable.
   Hashtable^ myHT = gcnew Hashtable;
   myHT->Add( (int^)0, "zero" );
   myHT->Add( 1, "one" );
   myHT->Add( 2, "two" );
   myHT->Add( 3, "three" );
   myHT->Add( 4, "four" );
   
   // Creates a synchronized wrapper around the Hashtable.
   Hashtable^ mySyncdHT = Hashtable::Synchronized( myHT );
   
   // Displays the sychronization status of both Hashtables.
   Console::WriteLine( "myHT is {0}.", myHT->IsSynchronized ? (String^)"synchronized" : "not synchronized" );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySyncdHT is {0}.", mySyncdHT->IsSynchronized ? (String^)"synchronized" : "not synchronized" );
}

/*
 This code produces the following output.

 myHT is not synchronized.
 mySyncdHT is synchronized.
 */
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesHashtable
{

   public static void Main()
   {
      // Creates and initializes a new Hashtable.
      var myHT = new Hashtable();
      myHT.Add(0, "zero");
      myHT.Add(1, "one");
      myHT.Add(2, "two");
      myHT.Add(3, "three");
      myHT.Add(4, "four");

      // Creates a synchronized wrapper around the Hashtable.
      Hashtable mySyncdHT = Hashtable.Synchronized(myHT);

      // Displays the sychronization status of both Hashtables.
      Console.WriteLine("myHT is {0}.", myHT.IsSynchronized ? "synchronized" : "not synchronized" );
      Console.WriteLine("mySyncdHT is {0}.", mySyncdHT.IsSynchronized ? "synchronized" : "not synchronized");
   }
}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

myHT is not synchronized.
mySyncdHT is synchronized.
*/ 
Imports System.Collections

Public Class SamplesHashtable    
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        ' Creates and initializes a new Hashtable.
        Dim myHT As New Hashtable()
        myHT.Add(0, "zero")
        myHT.Add(1, "one")
        myHT.Add(2, "two")
        myHT.Add(3, "three")
        myHT.Add(4, "four")
        
        ' Creates a synchronized wrapper around the Hashtable.
        Dim mySyncdHT As Hashtable = Hashtable.Synchronized(myHT)
        
        ' Displays the sychronization status of both Hashtables.
        Dim msg As String = If(myHT.IsSynchronized, "synchronized", "not synchronized")
        Console.WriteLine($"myHT is {msg}.")
        msg = If(mySyncdHT.IsSynchronized, "synchronized", "not synchronized")
        Console.WriteLine($"mySyncdHT is {msg}.")
    End Sub
End Class

' This code produces the following output.
' 
' myHT is not synchronized.
' mySyncdHT is synchronized. 

Remarks

A Hashtable can support one writer and multiple readers concurrently. To support multiple writers, all operations must be done through the wrapper returned by the Synchronized method.

Enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads can still modify the collection, which causes the enumerator to throw an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can either lock the collection during the entire enumeration or catch the exceptions resulting from changes made by other threads.

The following code example shows how to lock the collection using the SyncRoot during the entire enumeration:

Hashtable^ myCollection = gcnew Hashtable();
bool lockTaken = false;

try
{
    Monitor::Enter(myCollection->SyncRoot, lockTaken);
    for each (Object^ item in myCollection)
    {
        // Insert your code here.
    }
}
finally
{
    if (lockTaken)
    {
        Monitor::Exit(myCollection->SyncRoot);
    }
}
var myCollection = new Hashtable();
lock (myCollection.SyncRoot)
{
    foreach (object item in myCollection)
    {
        // Insert your code here.
    }
}
Dim myCollection As New Hashtable()
SyncLock myCollection.SyncRoot
    For Each item In myCollection
        ' Insert your code here.
    Next
End SyncLock

Applies to

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