troubleshooting Question

Pass method name as a param? ThreadStart

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The code below does the following:

1)  Shows a windows form with a progressbar with style set to marquee (continuously runs).
2)  Creates and starts a thread which runs a lengthy process
3)  While that thread is alive I call DoEvents() so the progress bar form will refresh
4)  Lengthy process finishes, I display a message box.

My actual question is -- is there a way to make

            ThreadStart method = new ThreadStart(this.RunSQLAndDisplayResults);

more generic?  For example, pass in the method call in the ThreadStart constructor as a parameter?

Something like:  

private void RunSQL_Click(<method name or signature>)

            ThreadStart method = new ThreadStart(<method name or signature>);


private void buttonRunSQL_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            WaitDialog wd = new WaitDialog();
            ThreadStart method = new ThreadStart(this.RunSQLAndDisplayResults);
            Thread thread = new Thread(method);

            while (thread.IsAlive)

            this.dataGridViewDataToExport.DataSource = this._sqldataset.Tables[0];

            labelCountOfItemsToExport.Text = "Row Count:  " + this._sqldataset.Tables[0].Rows.Count.ToString();

            MessageBox.Show("Data has been selected based on your preferences and is ready for export");


Tom Knowlton
Web developer

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