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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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Chapter 28. Programming with the Task Parallel Library (TPL)

Introduction to Threading

With his theory of relativity, Einstein proved that simultaneity is actually an illusion. A modern computer gives the impression that it really can do multiple things at the same time. For example, my computer is playing The Black Eyed Peas in the background while defragging the hard drive, all while I’m writing this chapter in Microsoft Word. On the surface, these actions might seem as if they’re happening simultaneously, but they’re ...

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