Microsoft Task Parallel Library* (TPL) in the
Microsoft .NET* Framework is a combination of public types and APIs that allow
addition of parallelism and concurrency on Windows* OS systems. For
users, use Microsoft TPL for C# and managed C++ libraries.
Microsoft TPL is a high-level parallel programming framework for .NET
code to help you harness the performance of multi-core processors. It lets you
specify logical parallelism instead of threads. That is, you specify potential
parallelism - what can be run in parallel. The library decides the actual
parallelism at run-time, matching it to the available hardware.
Microsoft TPL provides two main classes:
: is the preferred way to
express asynchronous operations.
Other classes are also available. For example,
provides for concurrent
collections that do not require external locking.
You can use Microsoft TPL for introducing parallelism into either C#
programs or managed C++ code.
Please refer to your Microsoft MSDN* help documentation for information
about this parallel framework. For example: MSDN Library > .NET Development
> .NET Framework 4 > .NET Framework Advanced Development > Parallel
Programming > Task Parallel Library