I have what is hopefully just a simple informational question on VB.Net and Threading.
I have an internal site that has a few tasks that have to be run by users but that are longer running. I do not want the user to be sitting watching their progress spinning for sometimes 10 minutes or longer. I have used threading to separate a couple of these tasks and that is all working. My question is what happens if a user starts one of these and then closes their browser? Does the thread continue on the server until it completes? I eventually want to create a separate .aspx that will monitor a status file on SQL Server. The threads created will update that status file and the monitor program will report their completion. But if the user closing their browser kills the thread, this will not be satisfactory...is there a better way?