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Hi This is yogesh sharma and i have developed client server windows application using c#. Now i have started a thread named thread1(which ends when i quit the programme) on the load event of the mdi form.
My problem is that i need to get the state of thread1 when i have started another instance of same application on same or another PC.
My code is below.
On my mdi form my code is:
Global.background = new Thread(new ThreadStart(() =>
                                        while (true)
here Global is a class where i defined the thread as
public static Thread background;
i need to know the state of the background thread thread1(running,unstarted,stopped etc) from another instance of the application..Please help how could i share global.backgound from each instance of my application..Any Help will be appreciated...
Posted 22-Jan-13 19:55pm
Edited 22-Jan-13 20:04pm
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Solution 1

Not possible: threads live inside of processes - once a process dies, the threads die too.
You might design a service oriented architecture (SOA):
- one service holds the state (your thread)
- the GUI instances communicate with the service
yogesh a sharma at 23-Jan-13 2:11am
Thnks for reply but is it possible to know that if thread is alive when it is really in procces, from another instance???
Andreas Gieriet at 23-Jan-13 4:34am
In SOA: you will design an interface that allows to ask for it. Keep in mind: having a thread is an implementation detail - noone outside wants to know and you do not want to expose that information. There must be some meaningful *behaviour* question you want to ask. E.g. server.IsReadyForXXX, etc. Cheers Andi
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Solution 2

Hello Yogesh,
You can not share the threads in your example since when you start another instance of the EXE, you create a different process for it to run in.
Each process uses it's own memory "space".
You may re-think creating a second process OR you can one of the various methods for Inter-Process Communication (IPC), for example:
- Named Pipes
- Shared Mem
- Sockets

yogesh a sharma at 23-Jan-13 2:19am
thanks sir..but can you provide any simple example of one of the methods of IPC..
Edo Tzumer at 23-Jan-13 2:35am
Sure, click on "MSMQ" in the solution above (added link). Cheers, Edo

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