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Java :Thread setPriority Example

In this tutorial you will learn how to set thread priority in java thread.

Java :Thread setPriority Example

In this tutorial you will learn how to set thread priority in java thread.

Thread setPriority() :

Thread scheduler uses thread priority concept to assign priority to the thread. A higher priority  threads execute first then the lower priority threads. You can set priority by using method setPriority ().

public final void setPriority(int newPriority) : This method changes priority of your thread. You can set newPriority ranges from MIN_PRIORITY to MAX_PRIORITY.

- priority to be set to the  thread.

It throws IllegalArgumentException and SecurityException

Example : In this example we are setting thread priority 10 to the current thread.

class ThreadSetPriority implements Runnable {
	Thread thread = new Thread();

	public ThreadSetPriority() {
		thread = new Thread(this);

	public void run() {
		System.out.println("Thread Priority : " + thread.getPriority());
		/* Setting thread priority */
		System.out.println("After setting priority, Thread Priority : "
				+ thread.getPriority());

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		new ThreadSetPriority();



Output :

Thread Priority : 5
After setting priority, Thread Priority : 10



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