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c#: ThreadStart method parameters

Here is the code I am working with:

public void myMethod(Thread aThread, ??)
{
     ...

     aThread = new Thread(new ThreadStart(??));
     aThread.Start();

     ...
}

public void PrintStuff()
{
     // do stuff
}

I would like to specifiy PrintStuff(...) as the target method, (substituted above by ??), when I call ThreadStart(...) but I do not know what type to use when passing it in as ?? in public myMethod(...).  

Thank you.
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Zaynul
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Zaynul
3 Solutions
 
AlexFMCommented:
public void myMethod(Thread aThread, ??)
{
     ...

     aThread = new Thread(new ThreadStart(PrintStuff));
     aThread.Start();

     ...
}

public void PrintStuff()
{
     // do stuff
}
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
Are you actually wanting to pass in "??" as a String, and then be able to make the Thread point to the actual method that is named the same as the String value?
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ZaynulAuthor Commented:
Note to Idle_Mind:
 
I tried a few ways passing it in as a string but couldn't figure out how to get to to contain the actual method name. I kept getting an error saying "..... looking for Method name".  If you know how to do it by passing a string thats great. If there is another way, then Im open to that as well. I just need to be able to choose the method dynamically.  The goal of myMethod is to be reused whenever a thread needs to be initiated and started.

Thanks.


Note To AlexFM: what im looking for is a parameter that would be passed in where "??" is, so that you would be able to set the method name in the thread start dynamically.

Thanks.


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shtsonCommented:
Hai2u,

You cannot pass parameters to a thread,

what you should do, if you want to transfer stuff to be used by the thread, is very similar to AlexFM's solution.

Code:

private static int m_ThreadParam = 1000;

public void myMethod(Thread aThread, ??)
{

     m_ThreadParam = 100000;

     aThread = new Thread(new ThreadStart(PrintStuff));
     aThread.Start();

     ...
}

private static void PrintStuff()
{
     for( int i=0; i<m_ThreadParam; i++)
             // do something using the external param xD
}

Cheers,
Shai
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