Java.lang.ThreadGroup.activeCount() Method

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Description

The java.lang.ThreadGroup.activeCount() method returns an estimate of the number of active threads in this thread group.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.ThreadGroup.activeCount() method

public int activeCount()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns an estimate of the number of active threads in this thread group and in any other thread group that has this thread group as an ancestor.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.ThreadGroup.activeCount() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ThreadGroupDemo implements Runnable
{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      ThreadGroupDemo tg = new ThreadGroupDemo();
      tg.func();
   }

   public void func() {
      try {     
         // create a parent ThreadGroup
         ThreadGroup pGroup = new ThreadGroup("Parent ThreadGroup");
    
         // create a child ThreadGroup for parent ThreadGroup
         ThreadGroup cGroup = new ThreadGroup(pGroup, "Child ThreadGroup");

         // create a thread
         Thread t1 = new Thread(pGroup, this);
         System.out.println("Starting " + t1.getName() + "...");
         t1.start();
            
         // create another thread
         Thread t2 = new Thread(cGroup, this);
         System.out.println("Starting " + t2.getName() + "...");
         t2.start();
            
         // display the number of active threads 
         System.out.println("Active threads in \"" + pGroup.getName() 
         + "\" = " + pGroup.activeCount());

         // block until the other threads finish
         t1.join();
         t2.join();
      }
      catch (InterruptedException ex) {
         System.out.println(ex.toString());
      }
   }

   // implements run()
   public void run() {

      for(int i=0;i<1000;i++) {
         i++;
      }
      System.out.println(Thread.currentThread().getName() + 
      " finished executing.");
   }
} 

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

Starting Thread-0...
Starting Thread-1...
Active threads in "Parent ThreadGroup" = 2
Thread-0 finished executing
Thread-1 finished executing



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