How do I retrieve the name of the current thread?
C++ win console app using MS VS 2010 .net
in my my main line I delcalre thread1 and set the name property. If I look in the watch window the name is there. See below:
// set name and start up thread
thread1->Name = L"Thread1";
// watch window shows thread1->Name is "Thread1"
The thread runs but when I look at the name of the current thread it is <undefined value>. See the code below:
// inside of thread1 process, get the current thread name
Thread ^current = Thread::CurrentThread;
// watch window shows current->Name is <undefined value>
Hi there, by default Thread.Name is set to a null reference. You can change this by setting it to a value, but only once! If you attempt to set a thread's name more than once, you'll get a InvalidOperationException, so it's best to check to see whether it has a name or not before fiddling with it.
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// Check to see if the current thread has a name
if(Thread::CurrentThread->Name == 0)
// You can safely set the name
Thread::CurrentThread->Name = "HomerSimpson";