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Xojo Threading Tips

Working with Threads in Xojo

Issue: 12.3 (May/June 2014)
Author: Seth Verrinder
Author Bio: Seth is a consultant who uses Xojo every day in his job at BKeeney Software, Inc.
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Article Length (in bytes): 8,281
Starting Page Number: 70
Article Number: 12310
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Threads in Xojo are a way to run tasks in the background. Threads can execute while users interact with the program and the UI generally stays responsive.

Creating a Thread

To start a background thread, you first need an instance of Thread. Thread has one event named Run and it also has a method named Run that will fire the event. Any code that you put in the event handler will run in the background thread and, if you call functions or subroutines, those will also run in the thread.

To create a thread:

Place it a on a Window and add a handler for Run

Create a subsclass and implement Run

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