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When should I use thread?

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I am learning to create thread but still it is not clear to me where to use them and where not or when or when not.

could you give me examples with applications.

Thank you.
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Generally speaking, you want to create another thread when you need to perform a computationally expensive task, but you want to keep doing other things while that task is running.  You don't want your user to have to wait for a 10 second task to complete, when you could be letting them do something else.

.NET gives us the BackgroundWorker to perform these expensive tasks for us, and lets us continue doing other things in the application.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8xs8549b.aspx

Perhaps you're doing a lot of slow file I/O, but you want to update the GUI of your application to inform the user of the current operation, file, and estimated time it's going to take, you can use a BackgroundWorker to perform these file I/O tasks and using the functionality of the BackgroundWorker you can report back status to your GUI.
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Thank you both.
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