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Processing Items with Parallel.ForEach

PLINQ introduces iteration control methods like For and ForEach. ForEach accepts an enumerable collection and a generic Action delegate and performs the action on a background thread. The Action can be satisfied with a Lambda expression:

Parallel.ForEach(results, r=>Console.WriteLine(r));

In the fragment results is the input argument from the LINQ query in Listing 1. The argument r=>Console.WriteLine(r)); writes the anonymous type—the type created in the select clause of Listing 1—to the console.

Lambda expressions are condensed anonymous delegates. The left side of the => ("goes to" operator) represents the function header and input arguments, and the right side represents the function body and statements. The Lambda expression is simply read (or understood) as "Given a value r, write that value to the console."

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