Implementing multitasking for a GUI

In this section, you will use threads to improve multitasking in a graphical app.

Note

Visual Studio Code cannot be used to create GUI applications, so you will need Visual Studio 2017 on Windows 7 or later to complete this last section of the chapter. In Chapter 13, Building Universal Windows Platform Apps Using XAML, you will learn about Universal Windows Platform apps; however, these can only be created on Windows 10. So, if you only have Visual Studio Code on a non-Windows OS, at this point, you might want to jump ahead to Chapter 14, Building Web Applications Using ASP.NET Core MVC.

C# 5 introduced two keywords to simplify working with the Task type. They are especially useful for:

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