C# Multithreading

Multithreading in C# is a process in which multiple threads work simultaneously. It is a process to achieve multitasking. It saves time because multiple tasks are being executed at a time. To create multithreaded application in C#, we need to use System.Threding namespace.

System.Threading Namespace

The System.Threading namespace contains classes and interfaces to provide the facility of multithreaded programming. It also provides classes to synchronize the thread resource. A list of commonly used classes are given below:

  • Thread
  • Mutex
  • Timer
  • Monitor
  • Semaphore
  • ThreadLocal
  • ThreadPool
  • Volatile etc.

Process and Thread

A process represents an application whereas a thread represents a module of the application. Process is heavyweight component whereas thread is lightweight. A thread can be termed as lightweight subprocess because it is executed inside a process.

Whenever you create a process, a separate memory area is occupied. But threads share a common memory area.

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