ekflame ekflame - 25 days ago 9
C# Question

c# when I use only TryGetValue on dictionary.. it's thread-safe?

When init-time, I added some values to my dictionary.

After that, I only need to TryGetValue.

in this case, I need to lock for TryGetValue?

Answer

Yes, it's thread safe if you only read it/ use TryGetValue:

Documentation:

A Dictionary<TKey, TValue> can support multiple readers concurrently, as long as the collection is not modified. Even so, enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. In the rare case where an enumeration contends with write accesses, the collection must be locked during the entire enumeration. To allow the collection to be accessed by multiple threads for reading and writing, you must implement your own synchronization.