Multithreading in Windows Forms

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This section assumes that you have a certain comfort level working with Windows Forms, and delves directly into the topic of multithreading with forms. If you need basic information on how to design and construct Windows Forms, turn to Chapter 15, “Using Windows Forms,” for coverage from the ground up.

Windows controls are not thread-safe. You are going to hear this a lot as you begin to explore Visual Basic .NET, participate in user discussions, and read technical materials. All of the implications of this statement remain to be determined except by perhaps a very small minority at Microsoft. I know this from having several discussions with program managers and a few developers, and reading the opinions of ...

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