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Multithreading in VB.NET
by John Spano | Published  07/16/2005 | .NET Framework | Rating:
John Spano

John Spano cofounder and CTO of NeoTekSystems, a Greenville, South Carolina technology consulting company. NeoTekSystems offers IT consulting, custom programming, web design and web hosting. We specialize in Microsoft .Net enterprise development and business design.

I have six years of experience in software architecture. My primary focus is on Microsoft technologies, and I have been involved in .NET since beta 1. I currently hold a MCSD certification, 2 MCTS's (Windows, Web) a MCPD in Distributed, 2 MCITP's, a Microsoft MVP, and have won the Helper of the Month contest for July 2002 in the devCity.NET forums.

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    Multithreaded applications are a must today.The Dot Net Framework makes creating these applications much easier than traditional programming methods.  Be sure to take advantage of multithreading and of all available methods of synchronization.

    When designing for multithreaded applications remember the age-old proverb: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  It is much easier to prevent deadlocks and other multithreaded bugs by taking a few extra minutes and trying to prevent them.  You will usually spend a lot of time trying to find the cause of these bugs when reported from the field, as they don’t usually show up stepping through code, but only when running at full speed.

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