Cross-thread operation not valid

Posted by VIJI Monday, June 29, 2009

Cross-thread operation not valid: Control 'ControlName' accessed from a thread other than the thread it was created on
If we try to access a control which is on main thread from a thread, we will get the above exception.
Solution======== Use Delegate Functions to access the controls
Example=======Set the label's text value from the thread
Imports System.Threading
Public Class Form1
Dim updateThread As Thread Dim updateThreadStart As New ThreadStart(AddressOf populateDataBase) Dim CallWorkDone As New MethodInvoker(AddressOf Me.workDone) Dim CallWorkFailure As New MethodInvoker(AddressOf Me.workFailure) ' This delegate enables asynchronous calls for setting ' the cursor type of the cursor. Delegate Sub SetTextCallback(ByVal [text] As String)
Public Sub New()
'Start a threadupdateThread = New Thread(updateThreadStart) updateThread.IsBackground = True updateThread.Name = "UpdateThread" bThreadRunning = True
updateThread.Start()End Sub
Public Sub populateDataBase()
Dim strSql = "SELECT * FROM " & table Dim dataAdapter As SqlDataAdapter = Nothing
myDataTable = New DataTable
Try Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(strSql, Connection)
dataAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter(cmd)
'Thread Safe Proc If Me.InvokeRequired Then ' It's on a different thread, so use Invoke. Dim d As New SetTextCallback(AddressOf setText) Me.Invoke(d, New Object() {"Loading........Please Wait"}) Else ' It's on the same thread, no need for Invoke. lblStatus.Text = "Loading........Please Wait"
End If
dataAdapter.Fill(myDataTable)
dataAdapter.Dispose()
Catch ex As Exception dataAdapter.Dispose()
' Make asynchronous function call to Form's thread. Me.BeginInvoke(CallWorkFailure) Exit Sub End Try ' ' Make asynchronous function call to Form's thread. 'Call the Form's Thread Me.BeginInvoke(CallWorkDone)
End Sub Private Sub setText(Text as String) Me.lblStatus.Text = Text End Sub
End Class

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