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GetCurrentThread (kernel32)

C# Signature:

static extern IntPtr GetCurrentThread();

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This does not return a real handle, but a fixed value which is interpreted as the current, calling thread by any function which requires a thread handle. To get the real handle, you need to call GetCurrentThreadId, then OpenThread with the returned value along with the necessary permissions and what-not. Then close the handle when you're done with it.

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Sample Code:

IntPtr currThread = GetCurrentThread();

Alternative Managed API:

idThead = Process.GetCurrentProcess().Threads[0].Id;


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