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C# Win Form STA Thread is not supported

Hi,

I had a class I used that use's multiple threads. I have since added this class to a new windows from project. The code complies however at the line below,

WaitHandle.WaitAll(doneEvents);

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an NotSupportedException was unhandlewed is thrown. The error message is "WaitAll for multiple handles on a STA thread is not supported".

After reading some webpages on google, what I understand is that a window form run in single thread so cannot use multi threading without changing the attribute to MTA. Is this correct and how do I do such a thing? Also is this the same for WPF forms as I'm looking to learn about them very soon.

Thanks,
M
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi cubaman,

Thanks for the reply. Sorry those link's don't make a huge amount of sense to me. Am I able to change the attribute of a windows form & WPF to MTA from STA and make use of multithreading?

Cheers
M
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mcs26

Hi idle_mind,

Thanks for the reply. I think I have seen this as a viable soultion but wanted to know if I could change the attribute of either a windows form or WPF form to enable me to use to  WaitHandle.WaitAll method.

Cheers
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