VariableDispenser.LockForWrite(String) Method


Adds the variable to the list of variables to be locked for read/write access.

 void LockForWrite(System::String ^ variable);
public void LockForWrite (string variable);
member this.LockForWrite : string -> unit
Public Sub LockForWrite (variable As String)



The name of the variable to add to the list to be locked for read/write access.


The following code example creates a VariableDispenser and adds two system variables to the list that is locked for reading, and one variable to the list that is locked for writing. Then the GetVariables is called to lock all three variables in the collection, and the lists are freed and made available for new variables.

using System;  
using System.Collections.Generic;  
using System.Text;  
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;  

namespace Microsoft.SqlServer.SSIS.Sample  
    class Program  
        static void Main(string[] args)  
            Package pkg = new Package();  
            Variables vars = null;  
            VariableDispenser variableDispenser = pkg.VariableDispenser;  
            variableDispenser.GetVariables(ref vars);             
            // Verify that the variable is locked before unlocking.  
            Console.WriteLine("Variables are locked? {0}", vars.Locked);  
            foreach (Variable myVar in vars)  
                Console.WriteLine("Name        {0}", myVar.Name);  
                Console.WriteLine("Description {0}", myVar.Description);  
            // Use Contains to determine whether indexing can be used.  
            Boolean pkgName = variableDispenser.Contains("PackageName");  
            String qName = variableDispenser.GetQualifiedName("PackageName");  
            Console.WriteLine("Contains is valid?       {0}", pkgName);  
            Console.WriteLine("Fully qualified name is: {0}", qName);  


            Console.WriteLine("Variables are locked? {0}", vars.Locked);  
Imports System  
Imports System.Collections.Generic  
Imports System.Text  
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime  

Namespace Microsoft.SqlServer.SSIS.Sample  
    Class Program  
        Shared  Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)  
            Dim pkg As Package =  New Package()   
            Dim vars As Variables =  Nothing   
            Dim variableDispenser As VariableDispenser =  pkg.VariableDispenser   
            variableDispenser.GetVariables( vars)  
            ' Verify that the variable is locked before unlocking.  
            Console.WriteLine("Variables are locked? {0}", vars.Locked)  
            Dim myVar As Variable  
            For Each myVar In vars  
                Console.WriteLine("Name        {0}", myVar.Name)  
                Console.WriteLine("Description {0}", myVar.Description)  
            ' Use Contains to determine whether indexing can be used.  
            Dim pkgName As Boolean =  variableDispenser.Contains("PackageName")   
            Dim qName As String =  variableDispenser.GetQualifiedName("PackageName")   
            Console.WriteLine("Contains is valid?       {0}", pkgName)  
            Console.WriteLine("Fully qualified name is: {0}", qName)  


            Console.WriteLine("Variables are locked? {0}", vars.Locked)  
        End Sub  
    End Class  
End Namespace  

Sample Output:

Variables are locked? True

Name MyVariable


Name OfflineMode

Description The offline mode currently set for the package

Name PackageName

Description The package name

Contains is valid? True

Fully qualified name is: System::PackageName

Variables are locked? False


This method, on its first call, creates a list and adds the given variable to the list. On subsequent calls, variables are added to the existing list. This method does not lock the variables, it merely creates the list. When you are done creating a list of the variables you want, call GetVariables to lock the variables that are found in this list. Any number of calls to LockForRead and LockForWrite can be made before GetVariables is called.


Only one client may acquire a read/write lock on any given variable at one time. Therefore, if only read permission is needed, it is best to use LockForRead to help avoid conflicts in variable access.

If the lock was successful, clear it by calling Unlock.

Applies to