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C# Language Lazy, thread-safe Singleton (using Lazy)


Example

.Net 4.0 type Lazy guarantees thread-safe object initialization, so this type could be used to make Singletons.

public class LazySingleton
{
    private static readonly Lazy<LazySingleton> _instance =
        new Lazy<LazySingleton>(() => new LazySingleton());
 
    public static LazySingleton Instance
    {
        get { return _instance.Value; }
    }

    private LazySingleton() { }
}

Using Lazy<T> will make sure that the object is only instantiated when it is used somewhere in the calling code.

A simple usage will be like:

using System;
                    
public class Program
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        var instance = LazySingleton.Instance;
    }
}

Live Demo on .NET Fiddle