No matter what type of long-running processes are involved—whether getting large results from a database, making asynchronous Web service calls, or any number of other potentially intensive operations—making your application more responsive is guaranteed to make your users much happier in the long run. 

In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Shawn Wildermuth introduces you to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) threading model. Shawn demonstrates how the Dispatcher-based objects work and explains how to use the BackgroundWorker so that you can create compelling and responsive user interfaces.

There's more WPF content in the MSDN Magazine archives, as well as on the .NET Framework Developer Center.

Enjoy!

Terrence Dorsey