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Singleton Design Pattern

Singleton Design Pattern will come to picture, whenever we can instantiate a class once and make sure that that instance should available through out the code. A design pattern which support only one time instantiation is called Singleton Design Patterns.

In this we are using private constructor for the singleton class. So, we cann't create object as well we can't extend class. At this time, we will use public static method for creating a instance of the object. In the public static method we will use lazy instantiation concept.

Some of the people will confuse what is the difference between Singleton and static.


  1. While accessing resources in the shared environment. 
  2. For doing logging records in our application, we will instantiate logging class only once.
  3. For any important configuration classes.

In the multithreading environment we have to take special care of the object because multiple threads will access the same instance at a time. This may cause deadlock situation while application running.

Abstract Factory, Factory method and prototype design patterns also implemented as Singletons

  class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            SingletonTest logFile = SingletonTest.returnInstanc();
            logFile.strCode = "";
            //int i = 1;

    class SingletonTest
        private static SingletonTest singletonTest = null;

        private string strcode = string.Empty;

        private SingletonTest()
            strcode = string.Empty;

        public static SingletonTest returnInstanc()
            //lazy initialization
            if (singletonTest == null)
                singletonTest = new SingletonTest();
            return singletonTest;

        public string strCode
            get { return strcode; }
            set { strcode = value; }

For thread safety implementation please go through this article.

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