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Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 2012

Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 2012: End-User License Agreement, Installation and Release Notes

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    The "Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 2012" enables projects targeting .NET Framework 4.0 or Silverlight 5 to use the Async language feature in C# 5 and Visual Basic 11. This pack requires Visual Studio 2012 and will not work with Visual Studio 2010.

    The pack contains the API support necessary to use the 'async' and 'await' keywords in C# 5.0 and Visual Basic 11, as well as a set of Task-based adapter APIs that allow using some of the existing asynchronous APIs with the new language keywords.

    This targeting pack is not required for projects targeting .NET Framework 4.5 or .NET for Windows Store apps. It is only required for projects targeting Silverlight 5 and .NET Framework 4.0. Earlier platform releases are not supported.

    More info on Task-based asynchronous programming in .NET:
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows 7, Windows 8

    The Async Targeting Pack requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RC or RTM.
  • If you are already familiar with NuGet:
    The package ID of the Async Targeting Pack that you can use when searching for it is: "Microsoft.CompilerServices.AsyncTargetingPack".
    Jump to the NuGet package information page for management console instructions.

    If you are not yet very familiar with NuGet:
    Download the "AsyncTargetingPack-InstallationAndReleaseNotes.html" document from this page and follow the links in that document to learn how to use NuGet with Microsoft Visual Studio.
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