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DoWorkEventArgs.Argument Property

Gets a value that represents the argument of an asynchronous operation.

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

public Object Argument { get; }
/** @property */
public Object get_Argument ()

public function get Argument () : Object

Not applicable.

Property Value

An Object representing the argument of an asynchronous operation.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DoWorkEventArgs class to handle the DoWork event. For a full code listing, see How to: Run an Operation in the Background.

private void backgroundWorker1_DoWork(object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)
{
    // Do not access the form's BackgroundWorker reference directly.
    // Instead, use the reference provided by the sender parameter.
    BackgroundWorker bw = sender as BackgroundWorker;

    // Extract the argument.
    int arg = (int)e.Argument;

    // Start the time-consuming operation.
    e.Result = TimeConsumingOperation(bw, arg);

    // If the operation was canceled by the user, 
    // set the DoWorkEventArgs.Cancel property to true.
    if (bw.CancellationPending)
    {
        e.Cancel = true;
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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