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illustrates asynchronous I/O

illustrates asynchronous I/O
Mastering Visual C# .NET
by Jason Price, Mike Gunderloy

Publisher: Sybex;
ISBN: 0782129110

  Example15_18.cs illustrates asynchronous I/O

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Example15_18 
  // stream to handle reading
  private static FileStream inStream;

  // delegated method to handle callback
  private static AsyncCallback acb;

  // allocate a big buffer for reading
  static byte[] buf = new byte[500000];

  // callback to use when read is complete
  static void OnComplete(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
    int bytesRead = inStream.EndRead(asyncResult);
    Console.WriteLine(" bytes read!");
  public static void Main() 
    // use an open file dialog to get a filename
    OpenFileDialog dlgOpen = new OpenFileDialog();
    dlgOpen.Title="Select file to read";

    if (dlgOpen.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
      // open the file
      inStream = new FileStream(dlgOpen.FileName, FileMode.Open, 
       FileAccess.Read, FileShare.None, 2048, true);

      // assign the callback delegate
      acb = new AsyncCallback(OnComplete);

      // read asynchronously
      inStream.BeginRead(buf, 0, 500000, acb, null);

      // do some work in the meantime
      for(int i=0; i<10; i++)
      // And wait for the user to quit
      Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to exit");
      int resp = Console.Read();




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