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BackgroundWorker Part 2 – Reporting Class Instance Status (C#)

About long time ago, I already wrote about basic of BackgroundWorker component, BackgroundWorker Part 1.
It contained simple example on how to use BackgroundWorker and also ProgressBar. If you want to look then go to this url

This part 2 will go for more advance implementation example. This means application itself is simple but its coding technique is more advance.

As you may know by now that BackgroundWorker makes procedure run asynchronously. For example I have a procedure to run and the progress change of running procedure is reported.
This is possible because of this procedure run asynchronously by BackgroundWorker.

In order to run a BackgroundWorker, we have to use DoWork event handler function. So we need to write a procedure we want inside that DoWork function.
Most of examples show how to just write a whole codes in DoWork. For example below code:

void backgroundworker1_DoWork(object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)
		for (int i = 1; i <= numericUpDown1.Value; i++)
			if (backgroundworker1.CancellationPending)
				e.Cancel = true;

So it shows simple looping and send its report progress but the whole iteration coding is inside DoWork. When more complex requirement is needed then the coding become cumbersome.

We need a way to separate main procedure from DoWork function. So, it will also make loose coupling.
This procedure inside DoWork must have asynchronous capability. To accomplish this, I use Thread object. Thread will make asynchronous process.
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Fill DataGridView and cancel process using DataAdapter and BackgroundWorker


Filling data to DataGridView with SqlDataAdapter is a common task but to cancel it in the middle of fill process need a tricky way. Especially when SqlDataAdapter returning large DataSet then no progress status informed to user since SqlDataAdapter need time to fetch DataSet. Also this project does not need to have button like “More records” to fetch more dataset. We can retrieve as much records you like and cancel it any time.


We need to show records immediately and user can cancel the retrieval process whenever they like. The basic idea is using int recordcount = SqlDataAdapter.Fill(int startrow, int maxrecords, DataTable dt) method at BackgroundWorker.DoWork event. That Fill method is similar to paging in web page. BackgroundWorker execute SqlDataAdapter.Fill in loop until it has no more record to fetch and we can cancel the process before or after SqlDataAdapter.Fill. Continue reading

Introduction To Asp .Net Ajax (ScriptManager, UpdatePanel, ContentTemplate, Triggers)

Quoting a simple definition of Ajax from w3school site “AJAX = Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.
AJAX is not a new programming language, but a new way to use existing standards.
AJAX is the art of exchanging data with a server, and update parts of a web page – without reloading the whole page.”
Source: http://www.w3schools.com/ajax/default.asp.

Ajax is a web client script so it can work with all server side scripting. Asp .Net with Visual Studio 2010 provides easy way to create Ajax application.
Some of main Component of Ajax are ScriptManager, UpdatePanel, ContentTemplate, Triggers. Continue reading

Connect ASP.NET to DB2 UDB for iSeries

ASP .Net has its own unique ways to work with various Database product. Using ADO .Net developers can do database connection with easy. Also no matter what the DBMS software, the code syntaxes are not too different.

ASP .Net works best with SQL Server. It is no wonder because ASP and SQL Server both comes from Microsoft. But it also can operate with DB2 and other DBMS like Oracle, MySQL, Access etc.
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