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.NET Framework 4.0, C#, WPF

Using the .NET 4 Task class in WPF

Here’s a quick example on how to implement an asynchronous call in WPF using the System.Threading.Tasks.Task class. Keep in mind that underneath, the call will still end up in a thread pool, as opposed to a ThreadPool approach.

The trick is to use TaskScheduler.FromCurrentSynchronizationContext() to make sure we can work in the UI Thread. ContinueWith sets up a follow-up call to do some final work and that’s it.

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