I have a console application that updates an item's field. The field is updated but it doesn't fire the event receiver attached to itemupdated. The same receiver fires when the item is updated inside a web part. Why?

The code snippet for the console application is:

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://myserver"))
            using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
                SPList list1 = web.Lists[listname];
                SPItem item = list1.Items[ID];
                string oldfield1 = "";
                string title1 = item["Title"].ToString();
                if (item[field1] != null)
                    oldfield1 = item[field1].ToString();
                    oldfield1 = "";
                item[field1] = oldfield1 + "f";

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Try to add System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000); right after item.Update(); to give the console application time finish executing the call to the event receiver.

Try that and let me know if it works.

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