To follow along with the examples in this chapter, the following software is recommended for Windows developers:
- Visual Studio 2022 version 17.0 or later
- .NET 6
- To complete the WPF sample, you will need to install the .NET desktop development workload for Visual Studio
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.
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/chapter07.
Let’s get started by discussing the TPL Dataflow library and why it can be a great way to implement parallel programming in .NET.