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Essential C# 7.0, Sixth Edition by Mark Michaelis

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Chapter 20 Thread Synchronization

In Chapter 19, we discussed the details of multithreaded programming using the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel LINQ (PLINQ). One topic we specifically avoided, however, was thread synchronization, which prevents race conditions while avoiding deadlocks. Thread synchronization is the topic of this chapter.

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We begin with a multithreaded example with no thread synchronization around shared data—resulting in a race condition in which data integrity is lost. This discussion serves as the introduction for why we need thread synchronization. It is followed by coverage of a myriad of mechanisms and best practices ...

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