Asynchronous programming in .NET (XAML)

[This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation]

This section discusses calling asynchronous APIs in the Windows Runtime from C# and Microsoft Visual Basic.

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Quickstart: Calling asynchronous APIs in C# or Visual Basic

The Windows Runtime includes many asynchronous APIs to ensure that your app remains responsive when it does work that might take an extended amount of time. This topic discusses how to use asynchronous methods from the Windows Runtime in C# or Visual Basic.




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