C# reflection, interfaces, abstract class, generics, ref vs out, C# versions 4,5,6 and features.

C# CountdownEvent

C# CountdownEvent is a synchronization primitive which unblocks a waiting thread when its receives signal a certain number of times. CountdownEvent is used in fork-join scenarios. As shown in the above diagram, master thread divides its work into 3 parallel tasks. After all parallel tasks are completed, then it joins its results and control goes back to the mas...

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C# Semaphore

C# semaphore allows only a limited number of threads to enter into a critical section. Semaphore is mainly used in scenarios where we have limited number of resources and we have to limit the number of threads that can use it. How Semaphore Works Semaphores are Int32 variables stored in a operating system resources. When we initialize the semaphore object we initiali...

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ManualResetEvent

ManualResetEvent like AutoResetEvent is another synchronization techniques in .NET threading.  ManualResetEvent is used for send signals between two or more threads. Multiple threads can enter into a waiting/blocking state by calling the WaitOne method on ManualResetEvent object. When controlling thread calls the Set method all the waiting threads are u...

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AutoResetEvent

AutoResetEvent is one of the easy synchronization primitives in .NET threading synchronization. AutoResetEvent is used for send signals between two threads. Both threads share the same AutoResetEvent object. Thread can enter into a wait state by calling WaitOne() method of AutoResetEvent object. When second thread calls the Set() method it unblocks the waiting thread....

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Synchronization Tutorials

One of the benefits of using multithreading in .NET is to improve the performance of our applications. We execute long running tasks in the background threads and make the UI thread idle to get the user's inputs. We share resources between multiple threads such as memory. If multiple threads will try to update the data at the same time, the memory get corrupted and ...

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WPF BackgroundWorker

To build more responsive WPF UI, we have to use multiple threads that can work in the background and update the UI when the work completed. But background threads can't access the objects created in the STA. Then how can we update the UI when the background threads completed their work?  WPF applications are based on Single Threaded Apartment Model (STA). Ob...

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C# Reflection Introduction

Reflection in C# is a big topic in itself. I'll summarize a little list of what you can do with reflection. Get currently executing assembly, load assembly, get assembly from type Get classes declared in assemblies Get methods, properties, fields, events, constructors declared in classes Check access modifiers of classes, properties, fields and me...

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.NET Threading Interview Questions Series - Part 1

Q 1.  What is the difference between Process and Thread? A process is started when you start an Application. A process is a collection of resources like virtual address space, code, security contexts etc. A process can start multiple threads. Every process is start with a single thread called primary thread. You can create n number of threads in a process. Threads share...

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.NET Threading Interview Questions Series - Part 2

Q 21. What is the class hierarchy of wait handles? Q 22. What is ManualResetEvent and how it is different between AutoResetEvent? ManualResetEvent is also a synchronization mechanism similar to AutoResetEvent which works on bool variable. If the bool variable is false, it blocks the thread. If true, it unblocks the threads. ManualResetEvent provides the sa...

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C# Action

A delegate in C# represents a reference type that encapsulates a method. When we declare a delegate type we specify some parameters and a return type. We can only store those methods in delegates which has same parameters and same return type. Microsoft introduced some pre-built delegates so that we don't have to declare delegates every time. Action is one of the pre-b...

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