Thanks for the help.
You mentioned that Session_End fires on a background thread, so it may not
fire exactly when the timeout is reached. Do you know a possibly reason why
mine is firing WAY after that timeout value is reached?
Is there anything in particular that I might be doing with Session state
datd, or anythign else, that could possibly cause this strange behavior?
"Jim Cheshire [MSFT]" <jamescheonline.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Session_End fires on a background thread. Therefore, it may not fire
> exactly when the timeout value is reached.
> If you want to track how long someone's been on your site, you will havecpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP08.phx.gbl!newsfeed 00.sul.t-online.de!newsfee> pass that information between requests. The problem is that you won't be
> able to track how long the user was on the last page on your site because
> there will be no final figure to take into account. Therefore, I think
> trying to do this is futile.
> As for writing your own thread to do this, you can certainly do it. I
> would make sure to use the IsClientConnected method to ensure that you
> don't kill any sessions that you shouldn't kill.
> Jim Cheshire
> Developer Support
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> >I would like to track how long a user spends on my site.
> >I normally would do that in Session_End -- however, it is firing waycannot> made> >than the Timeout value.
> >First, does anyone know why that might happen.
> >Second, how can I find out how much tmie has passed since the user last> thread> >a request (other than me doing it myself with every request?)
> >And also, does anyone think there would be a problem if I have my own> >that abandons the session after a certain amount of time -- since Itimely> >rely on Session_End for, some reason, firing at the appropriate time?
> >Really, what I'd like to know is why Session_End is not firing in a>> >manner -- even when the server is not especially busy, the sessions end
> >maybe, on average 40 minutes LATER than the timeout value.
> >Thanks in advance.