Creating a Multithreaded Application

In most of this book, the examples have been as simplistic as possible to focus on the new technology. In Chapter 3, you saw a very simple example of a multithreaded application that allowed you to place a long-running process on a separate thread so that the user interface continued to respond to users. Now, however, you will see a more complex example, and it will build on the XML Web services example from Chapter 9, “Building Web Services with VB .NET.” If you have not gone through Chapter 9, you will want to build the service mentioned in the “Building Data-Driven Web Services” section. The XML Web service you built in that section of Chapter 9 works just fine, but it can be slow. Your client application ...

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