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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Personally I am not a big fan of Thread.Sleep(#)&#8230;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Have you tried using an event??&nbsp; I would give a ManualResetEvent a try and in the WaitOne(#) method call pass in a valid timer that your function can block on. Based on the questions and responses coming back though it seems like something else is happening and your thread context is successful at exposing flaws related to it. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Dennis <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> mono-devel-list-bounces@lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-bounces@lists.ximian.com] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Tom Spink<br><b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:43 AM<br><b>To:</b> Darkiwi<br><b>Cc:</b> mono-devel-list@lists.ximian.com<br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Mono-dev] Threads sleeping forever<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><div><p class=MsoNormal>On 5 July 2011 16:28, Darkiwi &lt;<a href="mailto:pitikiwi_001@hotmail.com">pitikiwi_001@hotmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>@Tom:<br>Yes, as my test is running, it updates the UI. The events are sent into a<br>fifo which is depiled in the main thread's Application.Idle to avoid invoke<br>problems.<br>If I remember well, I also tried commenting this but it did not solve my<br>problem :-(<br>I will run this test again, just to be sure.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><p class=MsoNormal>Interesting - is it a lot of updates you're doing, via Application.Idle? &nbsp;You might consider reworking your updates to using BeginInvoke and/or Invoke to see if it's a problem with your Application.Idle approach.<o:p></o:p></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>Of course, if you disable any updating of the UI and you're still in trouble, then it's unlikely that it's a problem with your UI update marshalling code.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>However, thinking about what you've said - how are you synchronising the UI update queue? &nbsp;You said you're pushing events into a FIFO - how is that FIFO producer synchronised, WRT the Application.Idle consumer?<br clear=all><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>-- Tom<o:p></o:p></p></div></div></body></html>