Many times we want to create some Pocs for our project wherein we test out other libraries, frameworks, NuGet packages, etc., and a lot of these would be implementing asynchronous programming. Which means, to call these methods exposed by the libraries, NuGet packages, etc. you would have to do a
await in your console app. And as you are aware, Main method of Console App needs to be a
static void Main(string args) and if you try to make the Main method
async, you would get the error :
There are many workarounds for making the async calls from Main method, but I like to keep the Main method
async and do an
await inside it just like any other method. And this is now possible with C# version greater than 7.1
To do so, Right click on your project and select
Properties and navigate to the
Build Tab. There, click on
Advanced button at the bottom.
In the Advanced menu, for the
Language Version chose any c# version greater than 7.1
In case you can't see C# 7.1 or greater, please install any pending updates to your Visual Studio. And now you can change the Main method to :
static async Task Main(string args)
and do the
await inside it.
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