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TaskFactory<TResult>.StartNew Method (Func<TResult>)

Creates and starts a task.

Namespace:  System.Threading.Tasks
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public Task<TResult> StartNew(
	Func<TResult> function
)

Parameters

function
Type: System.Func<TResult>

A function delegate that returns the future result to be available through the task.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.Task<TResult>
The started task.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The function argument is null.

Calling StartNew is functionally equivalent to creating a task by using one of the Task<TResult> constructors, and then calling the Start method to schedule it for execution.

However, unless creation and scheduling must be separated, StartNew is the recommended approach for both simplicity and performance.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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