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Laurent Bugnion (GalaSoft) Diary of a Code Trotter

Multithreading is supported in Windows Phone 7 Silverlight applications, however the emulator has a bug (which I discovered and was confirmed to me by the dev lead of the emulator team): If you attempt to start a background thread in the MainPage constructor, the thread never starts. The reason is a problem with the emulator UI thread which doesn’t leave any time to the background thread to start. Thankfully there is a workaround (see code below). Also, the bug should be corrected in a future release, so it’s not a big deal, even though it is really confusing when you try to understand why the *%&^$£% thread is not &$%&%$£ starting (that was me in the plane the other day ;)

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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 2:31 PM Technical stuff , .NET , Silverlight , Work , Windows Phone 7 wp7dev , Phone | Back to top

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