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, 27 Apr 2011 CPOL
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Thread.Sleep is actually used to block the thread Temporarily for an interval. Async CTP brings forth one probable alternative if you dont want to write yourself : TaskEx.Delay(milliseconds)Probably in next release it will be Task.Delay(milliseconds)This works little different as it...
Thread.Sleep is actually used to block the thread Temporarily for an interval. Async CTP brings forth one probable alternative if you dont want to write yourself :
 
TaskEx.Delay(milliseconds)
 
Probably in next release it will be Task.Delay(milliseconds)
 
This works little different as it can work with await, but you can easily put a Task.Wait to get similar result as Thread.Sleep.
 
Task t = TaskEx.Delay(500);
t.Wait()
 
is same as
 
Thread.Sleep(500)
 
Check my whole article
C# 5.0 vNext - New Asynchronous Pattern[^]

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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembercocowalla12-May-13 7:37 
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Ah, no I hadn't, sorry... Smile | :) An excellent article which I've just rated 5

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