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Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3018-3_19

19. Multithreaded, Parallel, and Async Programming

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse2

(1)Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(2)West Chester, Ohio, USA

Nobody enjoys working with an application that is sluggish during its execution. Moreover, nobody enjoys starting a task in an application (perhaps initiated by clicking a toolbar item) that prevents other parts of the program from being as responsive as possible. Before the release of .NET, building applications that had the ability to perform multiple tasks typically required authoring complex C++ code that used the Windows threading APIs. Thankfully, the .NET platform provides ...

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