CollectionBase.ICollection.IsSynchronized CollectionBase.ICollection.IsSynchronized CollectionBase.ICollection.IsSynchronized Property

Definition

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

property bool System::Collections::ICollection::IsSynchronized { bool get(); };
bool System.Collections.ICollection.IsSynchronized { get; }
 ReadOnly Property IsSynchronized As Boolean Implements ICollection.IsSynchronized

Property Value

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

Implements

Remarks

A CollectionBase instance is not synchronized. Derived classes can provide a synchronized version of the CollectionBase using the SyncRoot property.

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:

// Get the ICollection interface from the CollectionBase
// derived class.
ICollection^ myCollection = myCollectionBase;
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);
    }
}
// Get the ICollection interface from the CollectionBase
// derived class.
ICollection myCollection = myCollectionBase;
lock(myCollection.SyncRoot)
{
    foreach (object item in myCollection)
    {
        // Insert your code here.
    }
}
' Get the ICollection interface from the CollectionBase
' derived class.
Dim myCollection As ICollection = myCollectionBase
SyncLock myCollection.SyncRoot
    For Each item As Object In myCollection
        ' Insert your code here.
    Next item
End SyncLock

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

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