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Application.Run (<ApplicationCo ntext>) Error 'Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "- 1" key being added: "- 1"'

Hello!

I have a Application, this throws after some time following exception:

Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "- 1" key being added: "- 1"

I use Application.Run with ApplicationCont ext.

This error message comes from deeper levels must be thrown (mscorlib.dll?! )
?.

I saw a similar problem. (see
http://www.dotnet4all.com/Dot-Net-Bo...-doevents.html)

For references, Tipps and solutions I would be grateful.

Bye
Ralf Gedrat

Here is a simple example of Code:
---------------------------------

***START CODE***

'
Public Class ClassMyApplicat ion
'
Inherits System.Windows. Forms.Applicati onContext
'
Private WithEvents PrivateForm1 As New Form
Private WithEvents PrivateForm2 As New Form
Private WithEvents PrivateForm3 As New Form
Private WithEvents PrivateFormN As New Form
'
Public Sub New()
'
Call PrivateForm1.Sh ow()
Call PrivateForm2.Sh ow()
Call PrivateForm3.Sh ow()
Call PrivateFormN.Sh ow()
PrivateForm1.Lo cation = New Point(0, 0)
PrivateForm2.Lo cation = New Point(32, 32)
PrivateForm3.Lo cation = New Point(64, 64)
PrivateFormN.Lo cation = New Point(96, 96)
'
End Sub
Private Sub PrivateFormX_Cl osing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Componen tModel.CancelEv entArgs) Handles PrivateForm1.Cl osing,
PrivateForm2.Cl osing, PrivateForm3.Cl osing, PrivateFormN.Cl osing
'
Call PublicClassMyAp plication.ExitT hread()
'
End Sub
Private Sub TuWasMitDerForm (ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArg s) Handles PrivateForm1.Cl ick, PrivateForm2.Cl ick,
PrivateForm3.Cl ick, PrivateFormN.Cl ick
'
CType(sender, Form).Text = Now
'
End Sub
'
End Class
Module ModuleMyApplica tion
'
Public PublicClassMyAp plication As ClassMyApplicat ion
'
<STAThread()> Public Sub Main()
'
Dim ClApplicationLo aded As Boolean
Try
PublicClassMyAp plication = New ClassMyApplicat ion
Call Application.Run (PublicClassMyA pplication)
Catch ex As Exception
Call MsgBox(ex.Messa ge)
End Try
'
End Sub
'
End Module

***END CODE***

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http://www.dotnet4all.com/Dot-Net-Bo...-doevents.html
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Found the following interesting discussion in the Newsgroups:

Error after a few hours of DoEvents
by:Jeff Cooper
Hi,

I have an app that often has no windows and uses a NotifyIcon. My Sub
Main
has a loop:
Do Until gExit

Application.DoE vents()

Loop

When running the app in development, it works fine. But when running
the
exe, DoEvents() raises the following error after several hours:

An unhandled exception of type 'System.Argumen tException' occurred in
mscorlib.dll
Additional information: Item has already been added. Key in
dictionary:
"-1" Key being added: "-1"

There's nothing in my app that should happen without human interaction
(clicking, double-clicking the notifyicon, etc). So I'm not sure
what's
happening here. The program is basically just sitting there, waiting
for
something to happen. I left it running last night and found the error
this
morning, so it's not like I'm accidentaly clicking a window or icon
and
raising something. I can't find anything in various groups relating to
this. Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks,

Jeff

Reply:
by:Armin Zingler

Replace the whole loop by

Application.run

Otherwise you get 100% CPU usage. Instead of setting gExit, call
application.Exi tThread. If this doesn't fix the problem, find out the
error
line and post it here.
--
Armin

How to quote and why:
http://www.plig.net/nnq/nquote.html
http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html


Reply:
by:James Uren
I'm having the same problem - my loop's almost identical - help us
please!

James

Nov 21 '05 #1
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