Are /n software Components Thread Safe?

Only certain editions of /n software libraries are thread safe.

Date Entered: 02/14/2000    Last Updated: 01/17/2017

.NET and Java Editions

The .NET and Java editions of /n software components are thread safe, and component methods can be called from separate threads. The component does not guarantee that cross-thread calls will be correctly synchronized, however, and if the component is busy when a cross-thread call is made it will result in an error.

Further, under certain conditions, calling component methods from within a component event handler can lead to a deadlock. It is recommended in these cases to instead schedule the work inside of the event handler and perform the work after the event returns.

C++ Edition and Other Editions

All other editions are not thread safe. Components should be used only on the thread in which they were instantiated.

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