AsyncInfo.Run Method (Func(CancellationToken, Task))

.NET Framework (current version)

Creates and starts a Windows Runtime asynchronous action by using a function that generates a started task. The task can support cancellation.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices.WindowsRuntime
Assembly:  System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime (in System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime.dll)

static member Run : 
        taskProvider:Func<CancellationToken, Task> -> IAsyncAction


Type: System.Func(CancellationToken, Task)

A delegate that represents the function that creates and starts the task. The started task is represented by the Windows Runtime asynchronous action that is returned. The function is passed a cancellation token that the task can monitor to be notified of cancellation requests; you can ignore the token if your task does not support cancellation.

Return Value

Type: IAsyncAction
A started Windows.Foundation.IAsyncAction instance that represents the task that is generated by taskProvider.


taskProvider is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


taskProvider returns an unstarted task.

This method passes a cancellation token to the function that is specified by taskProvider. This token provides a connection between Windows Runtime cancellation and .NET Framework task cancellation; if the action is canceled, the task is canceled. If your task does not support cancellation, ignore the token.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8