Managed Threading Basics

The first five topics of this section are designed to help you determine when to use managed threading, and to explain some basic features. For information on classes that provide additional features, see Threading Objects and Features and Overview of Synchronization Primitives.

The rest of the topics in this section cover advanced topics, including the interaction of managed threading with the Windows operating system.

In This Section


  • Thread
    Provides reference documentation for the Thread class, which represents a managed thread, whether it came from unmanaged code or was created in a managed application.

  • BackgroundWorker
    Provides a safe way to implement multithreading in conjunction with user-interface objects.