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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

CountdownEvent class

9 Jun 2009 .NET, Multithreading/Parallelism/Asynchronous/Concurrency

Today, while just randomly walking thru MSDN documentation I found new CountdownEvent class. It’s nothing ultra special. You can write similar class yourself in a couple of hours. But it’s great that you don’t have to. And with all the new stuff, like Task object, writing the multi-threaded apps is more easier than before (but sometimes it’s neat to just write some algorithm/problem using only thread and critical sections).

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