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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

Technical requirements

To follow along with the examples in this chapter, the following software is recommended for Windows developers:

  • Visual Studio 2022 version 17.2 or later
  • .NET 6
  • To complete any WinForms or WPF samples, you will need to install the .NET desktop development workload for Visual Studio. These projects will run only on Windows.

All the code examples for this chapter can be found on GitHub at


The concepts and tools in this chapter only work with Visual Studio on Windows. If you are building .NET applications on a Mac, the Rider IDE from JetBrains provides several tools for multithreaded debugging – a Threads pane, a Frames view to view frames on a selected thread, and a Parallel Stacks pane. Visual Studio for Mac doesn’t have this kind of support for debugging multithreaded applications yet. You can...