How do I get the state of a thread?

To get the state of a thread use getState() method of a Thread class. One thing to be noted is that this method is designed for use in monitoring of the system state, not for synchronization control.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class GetThreadState implements Runnable {
    public void run() {
        System.out.println("Start..");
    }

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Thread thread = new Thread(new GetThreadState());
        thread.start();

        //
        // Get the state of the thread.
        //
        Thread.State state = thread.getState();
        System.out.println("State: " + state.name());
    }
}

Wayan Saryada

Programmer, runner, recreational diver, currently living in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, creating web based application with Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA.

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