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The .NET Asynchronous I/O Design Pattern

, 19 Feb 2010 CPOL 20.1K 36
Asynchronous operations allow a program to perform time consuming tasks on a background thread while the main application continues to execute. However, managing multiple threads and cross-thread communication adds complexity to your code. Fortunately, the .NET Framework has a useful Design Pattern

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Mike Gavaghan
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Mike Gavaghan opines on C# and .Net in his blog Talk Nerdy To Me[^]. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer working as a C#/.Net software consultant based in Dallas, Texas.

Since 1992, he has supported clients in diverse businesses including financial services, travel, airlines, and telecom. He has consulted at both mammoth enterprises and small startups (and sees merits and problems in both).

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