Category : singleton

Thread-safe singletons in .NET

Thread-safe singletons in .NET

Lets take a look at (static) constructors, thread-safety and static singletons.

Field initialization

Let's start by examining how field initialization works in .NET.

Let's say you have the following code:

public class Program 
  // field declaration and initialization
  private int i = 5;

  public Program () 
    // do ctor
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