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Java Thread Class long getId() method with Example

Java Thread Class long getId() method: Here, we are going to learn about the long getId() method of Thread class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on July 19, 2019

Thread Class long getId()

  • This method is available in package java.lang.Thread.getId().
  • This method is used to return an Id (Identifier) for this thread.
  • This method is not static so this method is accessible with Thread class object it is not accessible with the class name.
  • Every Thread has a unique id and creates id at the thread instantiation.
  • We cannot change Id of the Thread even when the thread terminates and Id may reuse again.
  • This method does not raise any exception.


    long getId(){


We don't pass any object as a parameter in the method of the Thread.

Return value:

The return type of this method is long, it returns the Id for this thread and Id will be long integer type.

Java program to demonstrate example of getId() method

/*  We will use Thread class methods so we are importing 
    the package but it is not mandate because 
    it is imported by default
import java.lang.Thread;

class GetThreadId extends Thread {
    // Override run() of Thread class
    public void run() {
        System.out.println("The priority of this thread is : " + Thread.currentThread().getPriority());

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Creating an object of GetThreadId class
        GetThreadId gt_id = new GetThreadId();

        // Calling start() method with GetThreadId class 
        // object of Thread class

        // Get name of a thread th and display on standard 
        // output stream
        System.out.println("The name of this thread is " + " " + gt_id.getName());

        // Get Id of a thread th and display on standard 
        // output stream
        System.out.println("The Id of this thread is " + " " + gt_id.getId());



E:\Programs>java GetThreadId
The priority of this thread is :5
The name of this thread is  Thread-0
The Id of this thread is  9


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