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More Synchronization Mechanisms

A number of other synchronization mechanisms, which have yet to be discussed, exist in the .NET Framework. We limit ourselves to a brief overview of those constructs and their uses, referring to MSDN for more thorough coverage:

Image Barriers have been added in .NET 4.0 and allow a number of parallel tasks to work hand in hand through some algorithm. The idea is that each such task signals arrival at a phase, at which point all the tasks block until each of them has arrived at the same phase. When that condition is met, they can all proceed from there, making their way to the next phase.

SynchronizationContext is a concept ...

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