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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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In Brief

  • The Thread class is the means by which developers for the .NET Compact Framework implement multithreaded applications.

  • Creating and starting a thread and putting a thread to sleep is done in much the same way on the .NET Compact Framework as it is on the desktop .NET Framework.

  • There are special issues with suspending threads and quitting threaded applications on the .NET Compact Framework that require special attention from developers.

  • Threads may not update user interface controls that they don't own, or they will likely lock up the application. The ControlInvoker class is an elegant work-around to this problem.

  • The Mutex class provides a means for suspending and resuming threads, and it provides the infrastructure needed to simulate the ...

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