Multithreading in .NET Applications
There is much more to threading than what was presented within this article. I showed an example related to improved responsiveness to the user. I did not show any examples relating to providing a listener type of application such as a web server. I also mentioned, but did not show examples of how to lock a resource to avoid a race condition nor did I talk about the differences between managed and unmanaged threads. Hopefully this article gave you the background to understand multithreading and serves as a spring board to get you interested in using multiple threads in Microsoft .NET.
The next column is going to be part 2 on threading. It will cover the threading classes in the .NET Framework and topics such as synchronization and locking. If you have something in particular that you would like to see explained here you could reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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