About me

Michael L Perry

Improving Enterprises

Principal Consultant


User login

Asyncing and Awaiting in Windows 8

If you thought Silverlight was asynchronous, just a-wait till you see WinRT. Windows 8 has a completely new API. In addition to the familiar Win32, developers can now take advantage of WinRT to participate in the Metro experience.

Just about every operation in WinRT is asynchronous. And not just web calls. Even opening a file is an async operation. Arm yourself with the latest tools in .NET 4.5 -- the async and await keywords -- to take full advantage of the platform.

Please download the slides and the source code.

Presented at:

  • Tulsa TechFest - 10/12/2012
  • DevLink - 8/29/2012
  • C# SIG, Dallas - 7/5/2012
  • Dallas .NET User Group - 5/10/2012
  • vNext Dallas - 2/23/2012

Slides Please

Attended the C# SIG 2012-JUL-05; looking for the slides, please.

John Castleman (didn't turn in attendance course review, because I was too late completing it for the door prize drawings :D ... we spoke afterward briefly with Chris who'd asked the thread switch question)


Done. Thanks for coming out, and for visiting with me afterward.