Callbacks are one of the preferred ways to handle asynchronous calls because they simplify your code and eliminate the overhead of having to continuously poll a request that is in progress to see whether it has completed. The second-to-last parameter of the BeginInvoke method (or BeginMethodName in an XML Web service proxy class) accepts a reference to the method that you want triggered when the method call is complete.

To use a callback successfully, your callback method must have the same signature as the System.AsyncCallback delegate. That means it needs to accept a single IAsyncResult parameter. Here’s an example:

Public Sub AsyncCallback(ByVal ar As IAsyncResult)     ‘ (This code will be triggered when the method call is complete.) ...

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