Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Common MultiThreading Compiler Error

To prefix this, we often run into instances in ASP.Net Programing, when we need to spawn a new thread to take care of some business while the original thread can continue serving the UI to the end user. 

This is normally not too complicated of a task, but when you don't use a specific methodology, some of its quirks or requirements can be forgotten.  For instance, I could not for the life of me get a new thread to compile.  I kept verifying with previously written code that I was doing it right.  And sure enough...  I was!  Yet I was still getting an error like this:

No accessible method '[METHODNAME]' matches the signature of delegate 'Delegate Sub ParameterizedThreadStart(obj As Object)'.

I kept pouring my eyes over the code.  Something MUST be different, but what?  Well, eventually, the train came tumbling in, and squished all of the blinding thoughts out and I was able to see clearly again.  I was calling a Function in the new thread statement, and not a Sub.  Duh!

Everything compiled and ran just fine after I changed the method to a Sub.

Strangely enough, I was not able to find any help when searching for it on Google.  All of the SERPs were for other situations where multithreading was not involved.

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