Key Takeaways of the TAP
To conclude our discussion of the new Task-based Asynchronous Pattern, we’ll sum up its key properties.
Compared to the classic APM and EAP approaches, one of the strengths of the TAP is its single-method nature. All aspects of kicking off the operation, awaiting its successful or exceptional result, cancellation, and progress tracking are present on a single method signature. One of the key enablers for this is the
While consuming a TAP method without dedicated language support is still quite involved—using the
ContinueWith method—you will see how this is made simpler using the new C# 5.0
await expression. But even without this language support, things have gotten much more streamlined. For example, the ...