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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Asynchrony and Windows Runtime

When developing the Windows Runtime for Windows 8, Microsoft followed a design guideline where any synchronous method that might take longer than 50 ms to complete was to be removed and replaced with an asynchronous version. The goal behind this design decision is to dramatically improve the chances of developers building applications that feel smooth and fluid by not blocking threads on framework calls.

In this recipe you're going to load the RSS feed details again, just as you did in the Making your code asynchronous recipe, though this time you're going to be creating a Windows Store application.

There are a few differences between a Windows Store application and a console one, including differences in the classes ...

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