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Indicates whether the thread should free itself when it stops executing.


Source position: classesh.inc line 1834

public property TThread.FreeOnTerminate : Boolean
  read FFreeOnTerminate
  write FFreeOnTerminate;


FreeOnTerminate, when set to True indicates that the tread instance will freed automatically as soon as the thread stops executing. You can use the OnTerminate property to get a notification of when the thread has terminated and will be freed.

When setting this property to True, in general you may not read or write any property of the TThread instance from a different thread, because there is no guarantee that the thread instance still exists in memory. This implies 2 things:

  1. The OnTerminate event handler should be set before setting FreeOnTerminate to True
  2. The properties can still be read and set in the OnTerminate event handler, as the thread instance is then still guaranteed to exist.

See also



Event called when the thread terminates.

Documentation generated on: Jun 22 2020