Windows 8 Development – XAML Blog Reader Code Review / Await Keyword


After creating our project and copying some code from our tutorial, we will now examine that code.

The SyndicationClient makes pulling down feeds next to trivial, however to make a responsive application asynchronous programming is the best approach.

The await keyword takes care of a lot of work behind the scenes such as creating callbacks, and allows updating UI elements in the same piece of code as an asynchronous call is made, without the need to invoke any external dispatchers.

In this video, I will discuss the sample code and the asynchronous approach.

References

XAML Blog Reader – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211380.aspx

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