Control Flow in Asynchronous Methods
The beauty of
await expressions is they’re like any other expression, hence they can appear almost everywhere in the body of asynchronous methods. Only a few places are not allowed to contain
await expressions, including a
lock statement, inside a
finally block, and in an
unsafe code context. Other than that, possibilities are almost endless.
In particular, the use of
await expressions deep inside control flow logic is what makes the asynchronous programming features really powerful. For example, it’s possible to write an ordinary loop construct, with an
await expression occurring in the middle of an iteration:
async Task<List<string>> DownloadSitesAsync(params string uris) ...