Java.lang.Thread.currentThread() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Thread.currentThread() method returns a reference to the currently executing thread object.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Thread.currentThread() method

public static Thread currentThread()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the currently executing thread.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Thread.currentThread() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ThreadDemo implements Runnable {

   ThreadDemo() {
      // main thread
      Thread currThread = Thread.currentThread();
      // thread created
      Thread t = new Thread(this, "Admin Thread");
   
      System.out.println("current thread = " + currThread);
      System.out.println("thread created = " + t);
      // this will call run() function
      t.start();
   }

   public void run() {
      System.out.println("This is run() method");
   }

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      new ThreadDemo();
   }
} 

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

current thread = Thread[main,5,main]
thread created = Thread[Admin Thread,5,main]
This is run() method



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