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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
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Using BackgroundTask in Universal Windows Platform applications

This recipe walks you through the process of creating a background task in a Universal Windows Platform application, which updates the application's live tile on a desktop.

Getting ready

To go through this recipe, you will need Visual Studio 2015 and the Windows 10 operating system. There are no other prerequisites. The source code for this recipe can be found at BookSamples\Chapter11\Recipe3.

How to do it...

To understand how to use BackgroundTask in Universal Windows Platform applications, perform the following steps:

  1. Start Visual Studio 2015. Create a new C# Blank App (Universal Windows) project under Windows\Universal folder. If you need to enable the Windows 10 developer mode, refer to the Using a timer in a Windows Store application recipe for detailed instructions.

  2. Open the Package.appxmanifest file. In the Declarations tab, add Background Tasks to Supported Declarations. Under Properties, check the supported properties System...