Task Scheduler, Periodic execution in asp.net c# by using Thread

In asp.net there are needs for performing few activities periodically.

For that we can use some class libraries or third party component to schedule a task or function to execute periodically.

Recently i found following simplest way to execute periodically any code.

Suppose you have a class and routine as follow in App_Code/CS,

public class ClassABC


public static void SomeFunctionToRunPeriodically()


try {

System.IO.File.WriteAllText(System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.MapPath(“~/LatestRunSaved.txt”), “Last Run of function at : ” + DateTime.Now.ToString() + Environment.NewLine);


catch (Exception ex) { string t = ex.Message; }


SomeFunctionToRunPeriodically(); //calling self after interval


public ClassABC()

{ // // TODO: Add constructor logic here // }



If you notice in above function then its calling to itself after interval. Now in global application file ‘global.asax’ inside application start event use following lines to create a new thread based call to a function above.

void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)


System.Threading.Thread obj = new System.Threading.Thread(new System.Threading.ThreadStart(ClassABC.SomeFunctionToRunPeriodically));

obj.Name = “AnyTestName”;

obj.IsBackground = true;



New thread based function call will run until your application is running in IIS process, It is a background process. Other routine things on site will work normally without problem.

On, 27/07/2013, 27 July, 2013

Latest News

UK to bring in drone registration
YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos
C-Turtle: The landmine-detecting robot 'turtle'
MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails
AI demo picks out recipes from food photos
AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down
Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam
Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'
Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap
Bitcoin swings as civil war looms