PowerSNMP for .NET
Start(ThreadStart,Object) Method
Example 




ThreadStart delegate specifies the user method to execute.
Object to pass to the user method; can be null.
Starts a worker thread on which the specified user method executes.
Syntax
Public Overloads Sub Start( _
   ByVal worker As ThreadStart, _
   ByVal state As Object _
) 
Dim instance As SnmpBase
Dim worker As ThreadStart
Dim state As Object
 
instance.Start(worker, state)
public void Start( 
   ThreadStart worker,
   object state
)
public: void Start( 
   ThreadStart* worker,
   Object* state
) 
public:
void Start( 
   ThreadStart^ worker,
   Object^ state
) 

Parameters

worker
ThreadStart delegate specifies the user method to execute.
state
Object to pass to the user method; can be null.
Remarks

This method is used to execute functions on multiple, concurrent worker threads. Applications should use this technique to execute processes (like a series of GetRequest methods) that would block the current thread. For example, a complex application could contact several agents concurrently by running multiple requests on multiple threads.

Creates an SnmpSocket bound to IPAddress.Any and port 0 (the ephemeral port), and passes it into the user method. To specify the local binding address, use Start(ThreadStart,IPEndPoint,Object).

Socket resources are automatically released when the user method completes. Unhandled exceptions thrown on the worker thread are caught and reported by the Error event.

Example
The following example demonstrates sending an SNMPv1 Get request to an agent and receiving the response.
private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    //Create and send request on a worker thread
    manager1.Start(manager1_SendGetRequest, manager1.Mib.CreateVariable(NodeName.sysContact));
}

private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    //If you don't have the MIB, retrieve the value by IID:
    manager1.Start(manager1_SendGetRequest, new Variable("1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4.0"));
}

private void manager1_SendGetRequest(SnmpSocket managerSocket, object state)
{
    //Create Get Request
    GetMessage request = new GetMessage();
    request.Variables.Add(state as Variable);

    //Send request and get response
    ResponseMessage response = managerSocket.GetResponse(request, myAgentAddress);

    //Marshal response to the UI thread using the Message event
    manager1.Marshal(new ResponseMessage[] { response }, "", null);
}

private void manager1_Message(object sender, MessageEventArgs e)
{
    //Display info about the first variable in the response, and its value
    Variable vari = e.Messages[0].Variables[0];
    label1.Text += vari.Definition.ToString() + vari.Value.ToString() + "\r\n";
}
Private Sub button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    'Create and send request on a worker thread
    manager1.Start(AddressOf manager1_SendGetRequest, manager1.Mib.CreateVariable(NodeName.sysContact))
End Sub

Private Sub button2_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    'If you don't have the MIB, retrieve the value by IID:
    manager1.Start(AddressOf manager1_SendGetRequest, New Variable("1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4.0"))
End Sub

Private Sub manager1_SendGetRequest(ByVal managerSocket As SnmpSocket, ByVal state As Object)
    'Create Get Request
    Dim request As New GetMessage()
    request.Variables.Add(TryCast(state, Variable))

    'Send request and get response
    Dim response As ResponseMessage = managerSocket.GetResponse(request, myAgentAddress)

    'Marshal response to the UI thread using the Message event
    manager1.Marshal(New ResponseMessage() { response }, "", Nothing)
End Sub

Private Sub manager1_Message(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MessageEventArgs)
    'Display info about the first variable in the response, and its value
    Dim vari As Variable = e.Messages(0).Variables(0)
    label1.Text &= vari.Definition.ToString() & vari.Value.ToString() & vbCrLf
End Sub
See Also

Reference

SnmpBase Class
SnmpBase Members
Overload List


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