Bug 15072 - Console.WriteLine shows no text from a Task.Run unless you Console.Writeline from main thread first.
Summary: Console.WriteLine shows no text from a Task.Run unless you Console.Writeline ...
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System ()
Version: 3.2.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-30 13:51 UTC by Eric Hosick
Modified: 2013-09-30 14:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Eric Hosick 2013-09-30 13:51:27 UTC
Following code causes the problem.

When writeOutsideOfThread is false, no text is shown in console. When true, we see text in console.

using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace runAsyncTest
	class MainClass

		public static void TaskMethodSynchronous() {
			Console.WriteLine ("In TaskMethodSynchronous");

		/// <summary>
		/// Runs the TaskMethodSynchronous asynchronously. A method wrapper because Task.Run can not use properties
		/// </summary>
		public static async void TaskMethodAsync() {
			await Task.Run (() => TaskMethodSynchronous());

		public static void Main (string[] args) {
			bool writeOutsideOfThread = false; // When false, nothing is written.

			if (writeOutsideOfThread) {
				Console.WriteLine ("We only see text written to console from a task if we write text from main thread first.");
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-09-30 13:57:29 UTC
Your program is exiting before TaskMethodSynchronous() runs. Basically, it's a race.

You should make TaskMethodAsync return Task, and then TaskMethodAsync().Wait(); to ensure your program waits for the task to finish before it exits.
Comment 2 Eric Hosick 2013-09-30 14:12:19 UTC
Thanks for such a quick response. I should have realized that.