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Posted 30 Dec 2009

WPF: A Most Useful Threading Component

, 30 Dec 2009
A threading component that shows failures/busy status and data.
<Window x:Class="ThreadingComponent.Window1"
    Title="ThreadingComponent" Height="400" Width="730">
    <DockPanel LastChildFill="True">
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" DockPanel.Dock="Top">
            <Button Content="Run Log Running Operation" Command="{Binding RunCommand}" Margin="10" ToolTip="Do the long running operation in a new thread"/>
            <Button Content="Simulate Failure" Command="{Binding ShouldFailCommand}" Margin="10" ToolTip="SIMULATE a failure that occurs during the long running threading operation"/>
            <Button Content="Click Me After You Run Log Running Operation (To See UI Is Still Responsive)" Margin="10" Click="Button_Click" ToolTip="Simply shows a MessageBox to show that UI is not blocked while long running threadin operation is happening"/>
        <local:ThreadableHostControl HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch"
            ThreadableItem="{Binding ThreadVM}">

            <ListView Background="WhiteSmoke" BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="5"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding ThreadVM.Data.DataObject}"
                        <GridViewColumn Header="Text" Width="500" 
                                        DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=Text}"/>
                        <GridViewColumn Header="Age" Width="100" 
                                        DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=Age}"/>

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Sacha Barber
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- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

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