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Multithreaded Programming with the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern 

There are a number of ways to expose asynchronous features to client code. The Event-based Asynchronous Pattern prescribes the recommended way for classes to present asynchronous behavior.

In This Section

Event-based Asynchronous Pattern Overview

Describes how the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern makes available the advantages of multithreaded applications while hiding many of the complex issues inherent in multithreaded design.

Implementing the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

Describes the standardized way to package a class that has asynchronous features.

Best Practices for Implementing the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

Describes the requirements for exposing asynchronous features according to the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern.

Deciding When to Implement the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

Describes how to determine when you should choose to implement the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern instead of the IAsyncResult pattern.

Walkthrough: Implementing a Component That Supports the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

Illustrates how to create a component that implements the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern. It is implemented using helper classes from the System.ComponentModel namespace, which ensures that the component works correctly under any application model.

How to: Use Components That Support the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

Describes how to use a component that supports the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern.

Reference

AsyncOperation

Describes the AsyncOperation class and has links to all its members.

AsyncOperationManager

Describes the AsyncOperationManager class and has links to all its members.

BackgroundWorker

Describes the BackgroundWorker component and has links to all its members.

Related Sections

Event-based Asynchronous Pattern Technology Sample

Shows how to use the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern to perform common asynchronous operations.

Multithreading in Visual Basic

Describes multithreading features in the .NET Framework.

See Also

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