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Lesson 6 - Asynchronous Programming in C# .NET - Async and await

In the previous lesson, Tasks - Better Parallel Programming in C# .NET, we introduced Tasks. Today's tutorial is going to be about asynchronous programming, which has been new in C# since .NET version 4.5.

Asynchronous programming

We already know that if our application is performing a long-term operation (such as accessing a website), it stops responding to user requests for a while. We also know that when we solve this problem by using threads directly, it can be quite problematic and our application can get significantly complicated and harder to debug.

Therefore, since version 4.5, C# .NET supports asynchronous methods, which simplifies the problem.

Asynchronous methods

An asynchronous method is a method that doesn't return


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This tutorial introduces asynchronous programming, available since .NET 4.5. We'll learn to use the async and await keywords.

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