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Application.RaiseIdle Method

Raises the Idle event in hosted scenarios.

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

public static void RaiseIdle (
	EventArgs e
public static void RaiseIdle (
	EventArgs e
public static function RaiseIdle (
	e : EventArgs
Not applicable.



The EventArgs objects to pass to the Idle event.

This method is used when hosting Windows Forms in another environment, such as an unmanaged application. You should call RaiseIdle when the hosting application enters an idle state. This enables some Windows Forms controls and components to do important background work while the user is not interacting with the application.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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