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Application.Idle Event

Occurs when the application finishes processing and is about to enter the idle state.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static event EventHandler Idle

If you have tasks that you must perform before the thread becomes idle, attach them to this event.

Caution noteCaution

Because this is a static event, you must detach your event handlers when your application is disposed, or memory leaks will result.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the Idle event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing MessageBox.Show with Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a Windows Form and make sure that the event handler is associated with the Idle event.


private void Application_Idle(Object sender, EventArgs e) {

   MessageBox.Show("You are in the Application.Idle event.");

}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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