Java.lang.ThreadGroup.isDaemon() Method

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Description

The java.lang.ThreadGroup.isDaemon() method tests if this thread group is a daemon thread group. A daemon thread group is automatically destroyed when its last thread is stopped or its last thread group is destroyed.

Declaration

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

public final boolean isDaemon()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns true if this thread group is a daemon thread group, false otherwise.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.ThreadGroup.isDaemon() 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());

         // returns true if this thread group is a daemon thread group
         System.out.println("Is " + pGroup.getName() + " a daemon
         ThreadGroup? " + pGroup.isDaemon());
         System.out.println("Is " + cGroup.getName() + " a daemon
         ThreadGroup? " + cGroup.isDaemon());

         // 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
Is Parent ThreadGroup a daemon ThreadGroup? false
Is Child ThreadGroup a daemon ThreadGroup? false
Thread-0 finished executing.
Thread-1 finished executing.



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