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

Definition

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

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

Property Value

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

Remarks

SyncRoot returns an object, which can be used to synchronize access to the ICollection.

Most collection classes in the System.Collections namespace also implement a Synchronized method, which provides a synchronized wrapper around the underlying collection.

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 property during the entire enumeration.

ICollection^ myCollection = someCollection;
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);
    }
}
ICollection myCollection = someCollection;
lock(myCollection.SyncRoot)
{
    foreach (object item in myCollection)
    {
        // Insert your code here.
    }
}
Dim myCollection As ICollection = someCollection
SyncLock myCollection.SyncRoot
    For Each item In myCollection
        ' Insert your code here.
    Next item
End SyncLock

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