Bug 49231 - VS: Main Thread is listed as a worker thread in the Threads window
Summary: VS: Main Thread is listed as a worker thread in the Threads window
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 7.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2016-12-07 15:32 UTC by Jeremy Kolb
Modified: 2017-07-06 16:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jeremy Kolb 2016-12-07 15:32:45 UTC
In Visual Studio (and maybe XS?) if you inspect running threads you will see that the main thread is listed as a background thread and not the Main thread.  This makes debugging threading issues more annoying than it has to be.
Comment 1 Jeremy Kolb 2017-04-06 18:41:21 UTC
Luckily the main thread is always the first one in the window by default but still...
Comment 2 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-07-06 16:09:38 UTC
Hi Jeremy,

If it's possible, can you please attach some screenshots demonstrating what you're referring to? Also if you can, please upload a minimal example project that shows this behavior in the Threads window.

Thus I am marking this as NEEDINFO until we can get these items.
Comment 3 Jeremy Kolb 2017-07-06 16:11:29 UTC
I'll try to screen shot something for you in the next few days.  As for an example just pick one: it's been happening on Xamarin for every project since 2013.