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BackgroundWorker.RunWorkerAsync Method (Object)

Starts execution of a background operation.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public void RunWorkerAsync(
	Object argument
)

Parameters

argument
Type: System.Object

A parameter for use by the background operation to be executed in the DoWork event handler.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

IsBusy is true.

The RunWorkerAsync method submits a request to start the operation running asynchronously. When the request is serviced, the DoWork event is raised, which in turn starts execution of your background operation.

If your operation requires a parameter, you can provide it as the argument parameter to RunWorkerAsync.

If the background operation is already running, calling RunWorkerAsync again will raise an InvalidOperationException.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the RunWorkerAsync method to start an asynchronous operation. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the BackgroundWorker class.

// Start the asynchronous operation.
backgroundWorker1.RunWorkerAsync(numberToCompute);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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