Java Examples - Getting Thread Name

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Problem Description:

How to get the name of a running thread?

Solution:

Following example shows How to get the name of a running thread .

public class TwoThreadGetName extends Thread {
   public void run() {
      for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
         printMsg();
      }
   }
   public void printMsg() {
      Thread t = Thread.currentThread();
      String name = t.getName();
      System.out.println("name=" + name);
   } 
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      TwoThreadGetName tt = new TwoThreadGetName();
      tt.start();
      for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
         tt.printMsg();
      }
   }
}

Result:

The above code sample will produce the following result.

name=main
name=main
name=main
name=main
name=main
name=thread
name=thread
name=thread
name=thread


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