Parallel Processsing with Threads Introduction

C# supports parallel execution of code through multithreading. A thread is an independent execution path, able to run simultaneously with other threads. A C# client program (Console, WPF, or Windows Forms) starts in a single thread created automatically by the CLR and operating system (the “main” thread), and is made multithreaded by creating additional threads.


What is a Parallel Query? Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) was introduced in the .NET Framework version 3.0 It features a unified model for querying any System.Collections.IEnumerable or System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable data source in a type-safe manner. LINQ to Objects is the name for LINQ queries that are run against in-memory collections such as List and arrays. This article