IIS7, VS2008 debug mode and Cache.Insert thread results NullReferenceException


M

Max2006

Hi,

I am debugging a very simple, web project in VS2008, IIS7. The application
uses AbsoluteExpiration timeout in Cache.Insert.

The application works fine except when a debugger is attached to it. Even a
single break point on a line of code crashes the application. The problem is
when a debugger is attached and the "onRemoveCallback" method is called,
HttpContext.Current is null.

Here is the code that reproduces the problem. If you have breakpoint
anywhere in the application, RefreshHelpContentsUrlCache method gives
NullReferenceException because HttpContext.Current is null.

Is there any way to make it work when VS2008 debugger is engaged?

Any help would be appreciated,
Max


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.Caching;

namespace WebLabIIS
{
public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
{
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
Label1.Text = CachedData;
}
public static string CachedData
{
get
{
if (HttpContext.Current.Cache["CachedData"] == null)
RefreshCache(null, null,
CacheItemRemovedReason.Expired);

return HttpContext.Current.Cache["CachedData"] as string;
}
}
private static void RefreshCache(String key, object value,
CacheItemRemovedReason removedReason)
{
string data = "Time: " + DateTime.Now.ToString();

HttpContext.Current.Cache.Insert(
"CachedData",
data,
null,
System.DateTime.Now.AddSeconds(1),
Cache.NoSlidingExpiration,
CacheItemPriority.Default,
RefreshCache);
}
}
}
 
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Allen Chen [MSFT]

Hi Max,

My name is Allen Chen. It's my pleasure to work with you on this issue.

I've reproduced this issue on my side. As you said, HttpContext.Current is
null in the callback method.

However, this is an expected behavior. In general, it's recommended to use
HttpRuntime.Cache instead of HttpContext.Current in the callback method.
Please check out the following documentations for more details:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa645740(VS.71).aspx
http://weblogs.asp.net/pjohnson/archive/2006/02/06/437559.aspx

Please try it and let me know if it can solve this issue. If you have
additional questions please feel free to ask. I'll do my best to follow up.

Regards,
Allen Chen
Microsoft Online Support

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Allen Chen [MSFT]

You're welcome Max.

Thank you for using our Newsgroup Support Service and have a nice day!

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Allen Chen
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