Much like the name applies, ParameterizedThreadStart provides a way to pass parameters to a thread upon start. In the following example, the variable name is being passed to the SayHello method when myThread.Start(name) is called.

using System;
using System.Threading;

namespace Sample
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            string name = "Bob";

            // Pass a new ParameterizedThreadStart object to the Thread class constructor.
            // The ParameterizedThreadStart construcotr takes a delegate
            // pointing to an event handler which returns void and takes an object.

            Thread myThread = new Thread(new ParameterizedThreadStart(SayHello));

            // The parameter that is passed to the event handler is passed through
            // the Start(object) method.


        // Worker method must take object as parameter.
        // The actual type can be cast in the method body.
        public static void SayHello(object name)
            Console.WriteLine("Hello, {0}.", (string)name);

The following red and blue lines help to illustrate what is happening in the previous block of code.