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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Working with Task Parallel Library data flows

Task Parallel Library data flows are recently introduced with .NET 4.5. The main objective of the library is to enhance the message passing techniques using the benefits of Task Parallel Library. It introduces a number of new classes and interfaces which deal with data flow patterns, and each of them forms special meaning and technique and to be used when required.

In most of the traditional systems of data flows, there are input and output on the two extreme ends of the pipeline. The data generally flows from multiple stages and processes the input to produce raw data which are used up by different processes. We post the messages to the system as input and wait for the processing to produce output. ...

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