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ASP.NET Web API by Joydip Kanjilal

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New features in the .NET Framework 4.x

In this section, we will take a look at the striking features in Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x.

Supporting asynchronous programming in .NET Framework 4.x

Asynchronous programming is a feature in Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 that can enhance the overall responsiveness of your application. Support for asynchronous programming is inbuilt in Visual Studio 2012. Asynchronous tasks help write applications that are more responsive and provide a better user experience.

Method calls can either be synchronous or asynchronous. In a synchronous method call, the method is completed in its entirety by the currently executing thread. In an asynchronous method call on the other hand, the currently executing thread begins execution ...

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