To follow along with the examples in this chapter, the following software is recommended for Windows users:
- Visual Studio 2022 version 17.0 or later
- .NET 6
While these are recommended, if you have .NET 6 installed, you can use your preferred editor. For example, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac on macOS 10.13 or later, JetBrains Rider, or Visual Studio Code will work just as well.
All the code examples for this chapter can be found on GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Parallel-Programming-and-Concurrency-with-C-sharp-10-and-.NET-6/tree/main/chapter04.
Let’s get started by discussing how background threads can be used to perform non-critical tasks without impacting UI performance.