ConcurrentExclusiveSchedulerPair.ExclusiveScheduler Property

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Gets a TaskScheduler that can be used to schedule tasks to this pair that must run exclusively with regards to other tasks on this pair.

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

public TaskScheduler ExclusiveScheduler { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.TaskScheduler

An object that can be used to schedule tasks that do not run concurrently with other tasks.

The following example shows the use of the ExclusiveScheduler property to run a writer. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the How to: Specify a Task Scheduler in a Dataflow Block topic.

// Create a ConcurrentExclusiveSchedulerPair object.
// Readers will run on the concurrent part of the scheduler pair.
// The writer will run on the exclusive part of the scheduler pair.
var taskSchedulerPair = new ConcurrentExclusiveSchedulerPair();

// Create an ActionBlock<int> object for each reader CheckBox object.
// Each ActionBlock<int> object represents an action that can read 
// from a resource in parallel to other readers.
// Specifying the concurrent part of the scheduler pair enables the 
// reader to run in parallel to other actions that are managed by 
// that scheduler.
var readerActions = 
   from checkBox in new CheckBox[] {checkBox1, checkBox2, checkBox3}
   select new ActionBlock<int>(milliseconds =>
   {
      // Toggle the check box to the checked state.
      toggleCheckBox.Post(checkBox);

      // Perform the read action. For demonstration, suspend the current
      // thread to simulate a lengthy read operation.
      Thread.Sleep(milliseconds);

      // Toggle the check box to the unchecked state.
      toggleCheckBox.Post(checkBox);
   },
   new ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions
   {
      TaskScheduler = taskSchedulerPair.ConcurrentScheduler
   });

// Create an ActionBlock<int> object for the writer CheckBox object.
// This ActionBlock<int> object represents an action that writes to 
// a resource, but cannot run in parallel to readers.
// Specifying the exclusive part of the scheduler pair enables the 
// writer to run in exclusively with respect to other actions that are 
// managed by the scheduler pair.
var writerAction = new ActionBlock<int>(milliseconds =>
{
   // Toggle the check box to the checked state.
   toggleCheckBox.Post(checkBox4);

   // Perform the write action. For demonstration, suspend the current
   // thread to simulate a lengthy write operation.
   Thread.Sleep(milliseconds);

   // Toggle the check box to the unchecked state.
   toggleCheckBox.Post(checkBox4);
},
new ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions
{
   TaskScheduler = taskSchedulerPair.ExclusiveScheduler
});

// Link the broadcaster to each reader and writer block.
// The BroadcastBlock<T> class propagates values that it 
// receives to all connected targets.
foreach (var readerAction in readerActions)
{
   broadcaster.LinkTo(readerAction);
}
broadcaster.LinkTo(writerAction);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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