AsyncCompletedEventArgs.UserState Property

 

Gets the unique identifier for the asynchronous task.

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

Public ReadOnly Property UserState As Object

Property Value

Type: System.Object

An object reference that uniquely identifies the asynchronous task; otherwise, null if no value has been set.

If a class supports multiple asynchronous methods, or multiple invocations of a single method, you can determine which task raised the MethodNameCompleted event by checking the value of the UserState property. Your code will need track these tokens, known as task IDs, as their corresponding asynchronous tasks start and complete.

The value of this property is set during the original call to the asynchronous method that started the task.

The following code example demonstrates using an AsyncOperation to track the lifetime of asynchronous operations. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the System.ComponentModel.AsyncOperationManager class.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Windows.Forms
' This event handler updates the ListView control when the
' PrimeNumberCalculator raises the CalculatePrimeCompleted
' event. The ListView item is updated with the appropriate
' outcome of the calculation: Canceled, Error, or result.
Private Sub primeNumberCalculator1_CalculatePrimeCompleted( _
    ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As CalculatePrimeCompletedEventArgs) _
    Handles primeNumberCalculator1.CalculatePrimeCompleted

    Dim taskId As Guid = CType(e.UserState, Guid)

    If e.Cancelled Then
        Dim result As String = "Canceled"

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, _
            result)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Pink
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If

    ElseIf e.Error IsNot Nothing Then

        Dim result As String = "Error"

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, result)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Red
            lvi.ForeColor = Color.White
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If
    Else
        Dim result As Boolean = e.IsPrime

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, _
            result, _
            e.FirstDivisor)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.LightGray
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If
    End If

End Sub

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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