Provides concurrency management for classes that support asynchronous method calls. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
If your class needs to provide asynchronous behavior according to the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern Overview, you will encounter a number of concurrency management issues. Among these is the requirement to ensure that event handlers are called on a thread or context that is appropriate for the application model (for example, Windows Forms applications, ASP.NET applications, console applications, and so on). The provides a convenient way to create a class that runs properly under all application models supported by the .NET Framework.
The class has one method, CreateOperation, which returns an System.ComponentModel::AsyncOperation that can be used to track the duration of a particular asynchronous task. The System.ComponentModel::AsyncOperation for a task can be used to alert clients when a task completes. It can also be used to post progress updates and incremental results without terminating the operation.
For more information about implementing asynchronous classes, see Implementing the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern.
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
The following code example demonstrates using the class to create a class that supports asynchronous operations for any application model. It shows how to implement a class that tests a number to determine whether it is prime. This calculation can be time consuming, so it is done on a separate thread. Progress reports, incremental results, and completion notifications are handled by the AsyncOperation class, which ensures that the client's event handlers are called on the proper thread or context.
For a full code listing, see How to: Implement a Component That Supports the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern. For a full code listing of a client form, see How to: Implement a Client of the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.