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How do avoid time out expired in my VB 2008 aplication

Posted on 2011-03-23
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I have a form where I call a lot of  stored procedures in a MySQL database. In the procedures are same queries which execute updates, insert into etc.

Sometimes, during debugging, depending on the size of tables included in the queries, the program stops and appears the message below:

"The CLR has been unable to transition from COM context 0x1b0f58 to COM
context 0x1b10c8 for 60 seconds. The thread that owns the destination
context/apartment is most likely either doing a non pumping wait or
processing a very long running operation without pumping Windows
messages. This situation generally has a negative performance impact and
may even lead to the application becoming non responsive or memory usage
accumulating continually over time. To avoid this problem, all single
threaded apartment (STA) threads should use pumping wait primitives
(such as CoWaitForMultipleHandles) and routinely pump messages during
long running operations."

In the site there is a solution in C#, but I would like a solution for VB2008.

I Would like to Know if it is possible a solution by creating a new thread.

Thanks.

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Yes...threading should solve your issue.  The easiest solution is to use the BackgroundWorker() and place your lengthy DB calls in the DoWork() handler.  If you need to update the GUI then use the ProgressChanged() and/or RunWorkerCompleted() events:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8xs8549b.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.componentmodel.backgroundworker.aspx
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by:JGonzaga
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I´ve tried the solution with backgroundworker, but in the code there is a problem, because the varable BackgroundWorker, in the statement below, are not be recognized.

 Dim CalcEstq As BackgroundWorker = CType(sender, BackgroundWorker)

 In my code I´ve repleced Worker by CalcEstq
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The VARIABLE "CalcEstq" is not being recognized?...or the BackgroundWorker() TYPE is not being recognized?

What is the error?...
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by:JGonzaga
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Sorry!

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You can either fully qualify the BackgroundWorker like this:

    System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker

Or add an Imports statement to the top of your code:
Imports System.ComponentModel
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub BackgroundWorker1_DoWork(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.ComponentModel.DoWorkEventArgs) Handles BackgroundWorker1.DoWork
        Dim CalcEstq As BackgroundWorker = CType(sender, BackgroundWorker)
        ' ...
    End Sub

End Class

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Finaly the routine works, but the time out remains. I´ve tried to change my string connection adding Connect time out= 600. I´ve changed the number of seconds several times, Sometimes i´ve put large nummbers, but, in spite of this I can´t avoid the time out.

I can´t undertand the reason of the time out because the process is executed in background.

Thanks.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 125 total points
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They are two completely different kinds of errors.

Your original error had to do with the long task blocking the message pump (which the backgroundworker fixes).

The second error has nothing to do with being in the foreground or background thread, and is really a function of the way the database call works.  I don't know how to fix that as I'm not a database guy...
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