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Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6

By : Alvin Ashcraft
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Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6

By: Alvin Ashcraft

Overview of this book

.NET has included managed threading capabilities since the beginning, but early techniques had inherent risks: memory leaks, thread synchronization issues, and deadlocks. This book will help you avoid those pitfalls and leverage the modern constructs available in .NET 6 and C# 10, while providing recommendations on patterns and best practices for parallelism and concurrency. Parallel, concurrent, and asynchronous programming are part of every .NET application today, and it becomes imperative for modern developers to understand how to effectively use these techniques. This book will teach intermediate-level .NET developers how to make their applications faster and more responsive with parallel programming and concurrency in .NET and C# with practical examples. The book starts with the essentials of multi-threaded .NET development and explores how the language and framework constructs have evolved along with .NET. You will later get to grips with the different options available today in .NET 6, followed by insights into best practices, debugging, and unit testing. By the end of this book, you will have a deep understanding of why, when, and how to employ parallelism and concurrency in any .NET application.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1:Introduction to Threading in .NET
Part 2: Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C#
Part 3: Advanced Concurrency Concepts

Chapter 10: Debugging Multithreaded Applications with Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2022 is the latest version of Visual Studio on Mac and Windows. In this chapter, we are going to learn how to leverage the power of Visual Studio when debugging multithreaded .NET applications.

Visual Studio provides several extremely useful tools for developers who need to debug parallel and concurrent .NET applications. This chapter will explore the tools in detail through concrete examples.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing multithreaded debugging
  • Debugging threads and processes
  • Switching and flagging threads
  • Debugging a parallel application

By the end of this chapter, you will have the tools and knowledge you need to debug threading issues in your parallel and concurrent C# code.