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Multithreading with C# Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Evgenii Agafonov
Book Image

Multithreading with C# Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Evgenii Agafonov

Overview of this book

Multi-core processors are synonymous with computing speed and power in today’s world, which is why multithreading has become a key concern for C# developers. Multithreaded code helps you create effective, scalable, and responsive applications. This is an easy-to-follow guide that will show you difficult programming problems in context. You will learn how to solve them with practical, hands-on, recipes. With these recipes, you’ll be able to start creating your own scalable and reliable multithreaded applications. Starting from learning what a thread is, we guide you through the basics and then move on to more advanced concepts such as task parallel libraries, C# asynchronous functions, and much more. Rewritten to the latest C# specification, C# 6, and updated with new and modern recipes to help you make the most of the hardware you have available, this book will help you push the boundaries of what you thought possible in C#.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Multithreading with C# Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Implementing Parallel Pipeline with TPL DataFlow

This recipe shows how to implement a Parallel Pipeline pattern with the help of the TPL DataFlow library.

Getting ready

To start this recipe, you will need to run Visual Studio 2015. There are no other prerequisites. The source code for this recipe can be found at BookSamples\Chapter10\Recipe3.

How to do it...

To understand how to implement Parallel Pipeline with TPL DataFlow, perform the following steps:

  1. Start Visual Studio 2015. Create a new C# console application project.

  2. Add references to the Microsoft TPL DataFlow NuGet package. Follow these steps to do so:

    1. Right-click on the References folder in the project and select the Manage NuGet Packages... menu option.

    2. Now, add your preferred references to the Microsoft TPL DataFlow NuGet package. You can use the search option in the Manage NuGet Packages dialog as follows:

  3. In the Program.cs file, add the following using directives:

    using System;
    using System.Globalization;
    using System.Threading;