How to find if a thread is running using the ThreadState property?

If you wanted to use the ThreadState property (which should only be used for debugging and not sync.), to find out if a thread is running. Since the Running state has a value of 0, you cannot do a bit test to discover this state. But you could do something like this to get the same result:

if ((state & (Unstarted | Stopped)) == 0) //yea, its Running!

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Amit Bahree

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