AsyncEnumerator 1.3.0

Introduces IAsyncEnumerable, IAsyncEnumerator, ForEachAsync(), and ParallelForEachAsync()


Helps to (a) create an element provider, where producing an element can take a lot of time
due to dependency on other asynchronous events (e.g. wait handles, network streams), and
(b) a consumer that processes those element as soon as they are ready without blocking
the thread (the processing is scheduled on a worker thread instead).


using System.Collections.Async;

static IAsyncEnumerable<int> ProduceAsyncNumbers(int start, int end)
 return new AsyncEnumerable<int>(async yield => {

   // Just to show that ReturnAsync can be used multiple times
   await yield.ReturnAsync(start);

   for (int number = start + 1; number <= end; number++)
     await yield.ReturnAsync(number);

   // You can break the enumeration loop with the following call:

   // This won't be executed due to the loop break above
   await yield.ReturnAsync(12345);

// Just to compare with synchronous version of enumerator
static IEnumerable<int> ProduceNumbers(int start, int end)
 yield return start;

 for (int number = start + 1; number <= end; number++)
   yield return number;

 yield break;

 yield return 12345;

static async Task ConsumeNumbersAsync()
 var asyncEnumerableCollection = ProduceAsyncNumbers(start: 1, end: 10);
 await asyncEnumerableCollection.ForEachAsync(async number => {
   await Console.Out.WriteLineAsync($"{number}");

// Just to compare with synchronous version of enumeration
static void ConsumeNumbers()
 // NOTE: IAsyncEnumerable is derived from IEnumerable, so you can use either
 var enumerableCollection = ProduceAsyncNumbers(start: 1, end: 10);
 //var enumerableCollection = ProduceNumbers(start: 1, end: 10);

 foreach (var number in enumerableCollection) {

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Install-Package AsyncEnumerator -Version 1.3.0
dotnet add package AsyncEnumerator --version 1.3.0
paket add AsyncEnumerator --version 1.3.0
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Release Notes

1.3.0: Significantly improve performance of AsyncEnumerator by reducing thread switching and re-using instances of TaskCompletionSource.
      Add support for a state object that can be passed into AsyncEnumerable and AsyncEnumerator for performance optimization.
      Remove CancellationToken from Select/Take/Skip/Where extension methods - fix improper impelementation.
      Move AsyncEnumerationCanceledException out of the generic AsyncEnumerator type.
      Change default behavior of the ToAsyncEnumerable extension method - now MoveNextAsync will run synchronously by default.
1.2.3: AsyncEnumerationCanceledException is thrown to the async enumeration function when the AsyncEnumerator is disposed before reaching the end of enumeration, what allows to do the clean-up.
      Fixed MoveNextAsync() that threw an exception sometimes only when you passed the end of enumeration.
1.2.2: Fix exception propagation in AsyncEnumerator.
1.2.1: New Linq-style extension methods in System.Collections.Async namespace.
1.2.0: Contract breaking changes in ParallelForEachAsync: introduce ParallelForEachException to unify error outcome of the loop.
1.1.0: Add ParallelForEachAsync extension methods for IEnumerable<T> and IAsyncEnumerable<T> in System.Collections.Async namespace.


This package has no dependencies.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.2.2 3,377 1/27/2019
2.2.1 143,429 5/29/2018
2.2.0 7,429 5/18/2018
2.1.1 57,618 1/20/2018
2.1.0 121,414 5/22/2017
2.0.1 38,419 2/13/2017
1.5.0 2,576 2/12/2017
1.4.2 903 2/6/2017
1.3.0 1,185 1/20/2017
1.2.3 6,198 1/6/2017
1.2.2 1,020 12/11/2016
1.2.1 263 12/10/2016
1.2.0 7,715 11/29/2016
1.1.3 276 11/28/2016
1.1.2 12,062 8/29/2016
1.0.3 1,419 4/28/2016
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