coding advice for my async/timer function in vb.net

Hi experts,

I need advice on using an async function  or timer in the following situation (vb.net)

a) the programm calls a function, which returns a result <long>
b) it gives the function n seconds to return the result, so it waits for the result.
c) if the result returns between 0 - n seconds its ok, proceed with the result
d) if the result does not returns return a message ....

Thanks
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
I would async the function with a timeout and then handle the error.

Sample:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/37365/Calling-Method-Asynchronously-With-A-Timeout
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Randy PooleCommented:
You may want to review this resource, it should help you with this.

http://www.drdobbs.com/asynchronous-programming-in-vbnet/184416428
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