Trace.UseGlobalLock Trace.UseGlobalLock Trace.UseGlobalLock Trace.UseGlobalLock Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the global lock should be used.

 static property bool UseGlobalLock { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public static bool UseGlobalLock { get; set; }
member this.UseGlobalLock : bool with get, set
Public Shared Property UseGlobalLock As Boolean

Property Value

true if the global lock is to be used; otherwise, false. The default is true.


The global lock is always used if the trace listener is not thread safe, regardless of the value of UseGlobalLock. The IsThreadSafe property is used to determine if the listener is thread safe. The global lock is not used only if the value of UseGlobalLock is false and the value of IsThreadSafe is true. The default behavior is to use the global lock.

To set the UseGlobalLock for Trace, you can also edit the configuration file that corresponds to the name of your application. The configuration file should be formatted like the following example:

    <trace useGlobalLock="false" />  


for operating with unmanaged code. Security action: LinkDemand. Associated enumeration: UnmanagedCode

Applies to