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Posted on 2011-09-29
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(I don't often write C# code with forms so....)

I have a form that contains a listview.
I wish to add an item to the listview from a static event.
The event is the  FileSystemEventHandler(onchanged) event.
Obviously, this is staic, but how do I write to the list from a static event or method?

Many thanks i advance.
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Question by:Spike_66
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by:Eoin Ryan
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what do you want added when the event triggers? are you reading a file folder or something? what do you want added to the list?

event happens
assign a string a value
add sting to list

something like that?
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by:Spike_66
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Yes, basically
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by:Spike_66
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I can get the string value (from the- as in e.Name)- but can't add it to the list view
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It is not necessary to have Changed event-handler to be static.
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by:jagrut_patel
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If you are referring this example then here is it static because event-handler is not accessing any instance members.
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by:Spike_66
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I'm using something similar.

However, if I remove static, although I can call a method to populate the list, but get the error
"Cross-thread operation not valid. 'lstThing' accessed from a thread other than the thread it was created on.
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by:jagrut_patel
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That is a different issue. It is because UI controls have thread affinity.
See if this thread help you to understand how to access UI control from a different thread http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Visual_CSharp/Q_27283181.html

You can get this error if your FileSystemWatcher is created on a different thread than the one (main thread) on which your listview is created.


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by:Spike_66
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Hi
I ony posted the error to demonstate why I could remove "static".

Back to the original issue- I can't update the listview from the FileSytemEventhandler(OnChanged).
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by:Spike_66
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sorry "could" should have read "couldn't"!
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by:Spike_66
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sorted it!

removed Static (as suggested) then just used a delegate and Invoke

delegate  void MyNewDel(string thing1);
i.e.

private vioid AddThing(string thing2)
{
if Ithis.InvokeRequired)
{
        MyNewDel nd= new MyNewDel(AddThing);
        this.Invoke(nd, new objrct[] {thing2};
}
else
{
       list1.Items.Add(thing2);
}
}
       

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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