A basic use-case for Task Unwrap


Recently, after months without using .Net/C#, I was enhancing an existing .Net/C# WPF application leveraging the .Net Task Parallel Library (TPL).

But naively applying the JavaScript Promises patterns I had used in the previous months I was bitten by a strange issue which forced me to use the quite exotic Unwrap extension method.

This article describes the issue, explains its cause, provides a fix with Unwrap, and finally provides a more modern version with the C# 5.0 async/await paradigm.

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