VB .net XML parser not closing

Posted on 2011-03-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All
so my piece of code is working however, lets say it is reading the xml and there are repeating tables it will get the info and wait until i click a checkbox to show me the rest, here is the problem lets say the xml document has 4 repeating tables and i close the app on the second one
the app GUI closes but it is still running in the back ground. any ideas how i can make it complety close?

            Dim m_xmld As XmlDocument
            Dim m_nodelist As XmlNodeList
            Dim m_node As XmlNode
            'Create the XML Document
            m_xmld = New XmlDocument()
            Dim mgr As New XmlNamespaceManager(m_xmld.NameTable)
            'Load the Xml file
            mgr.AddNamespace("my", "")
            'Get the list of name nodes 
            m_nodelist = m_xmld.SelectNodes("//my:group2", mgr)
            'Loop through the nodes
            For Each m_node In m_nodelist

                'Get the firstName Element Value
                Dim lastNameValue = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(0).InnerText
                'Get the lastName Element Value
                Dim firstNameValue = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(1).InnerText
                Dim companyname = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(2).InnerText
                Dim description = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(3).InnerText
                Dim emailaddy = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(4).InnerText
                Dim memberof = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(5).InnerText
                Dim primarygroupid = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(6).InnerText
                Dim manager = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(7).InnerText
                Dim department = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(8).InnerText
                Dim password = m_node.ChildNodes.Item(9).InnerText
                'Write Result to the Console
                'MsgBox("FirstName: " & firstNameValue & " LastName: " _
                ' & lastNameValue & " Company Name: " & companyname & " Desc: " & description & " Email Addy: " & emailaddy)
                '  Console.Write(vbCrLf)
                textboxlastName.Text = lastNameValue
                textboxfirstName.Text = firstNameValue
                textboxcompanyName.Text = companyname
                textboxDescription.Text = description
                textboxEmailAddress.Text = emailaddy
                'TextBoxmemberof.text = memberof
                'textboxprimarygroup.text = primarygroupid
                textboxManager.Text = manager
                textboxDepartment.Text = department
                textboxPassword.Text = password
                checkboxnext.Checked = False

                Do Until checkboxnext.Checked = True


        Catch errorVariable As Exception
            'Error trapping
        End Try

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Question by:EfrenM
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Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 35029370
Is this a multi-threaded app? Are you using any sort of Thread, BackgroundWorker, or ThreadPool objects elsewhere to run the above code?
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Accepted Solution

wdosanjos earned 500 total points
ID: 35029386
I think you need to create a flag that indicates that the application is closing.  You set the flag when the application closes and then test it in your loop.  It would be something like this:

Private Shared isAppClosing As Boolean = False ' In Your Class

... (when app closes)

isAppClosing = True


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                Do Until checkboxnext.Checked = True Or isAppClosing 

                If isAppClosing Then
                    Exit For
                End If



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I hope this helps.

Author Comment

ID: 35031364
@kaufmed: yes it has threads Private Pause As New Threading.ManualResetEvent(True)

@wdosanjos: it worked on my context menu below is the code, any idea how to make it detect when i press the X button on the top right hand side?

Private Sub TestToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles TestToolStripMenuItem.Click
        isAppClosing = True
    End Sub

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Author Comment

ID: 35031443
duh i got

Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing
        isAppClosing = True
    End Sub

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35031448
thank you, saved me a headache :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 35031514
You can handle that on the form's FormClosing event.

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