Send SMTP email using System.Net.Mail via Exchange Online (Office 365)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6244694/send-smtp-email-using-system-net-mail-via-exchange-online-office-365

MailMessage msg = new MailMessage();
msg.To.Add(new MailAddress("[email protected]", "SomeOne"));
msg.From = new MailAddress("[email protected]", "You");
msg.Subject = "This is a Test Mail";
msg.Body = "This is a test message using Exchange OnLine";
msg.IsBodyHtml = true;

SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
client.UseDefaultCredentials = false;
client.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(“your user name”, “your password”);
client.Port = 587; // You can use Port 25 if 587 is blocked (mine is!)
client.Host = “smtp.office365.com”;
client.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;
client.EnableSsl = true;
try
{
client.Send(msg);
lblText.Text = “Message Sent Succesfully”;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
lblText.Text = ex.ToString();
}

Best way in .NET to manage queue of tasks on a separate (single) thread

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20056727/need-to-understand-the-usage-of-semaphoreslim

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20904328/c-sharp-async-tasks-in-a-queue-or-waiting-list

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25691679/best-way-in-net-to-manage-queue-of-tasks-on-a-separate-single-thread

To create an asynchronous single degree of parallelism queue of work you can simply create a SemaphoreSlim, initialized to one, and then have the enqueing method await on the acquisition of that semaphore before starting the requested work.

 

public class TaskQueue
{
    private SemaphoreSlim semaphore;
    public TaskQueue()
    {
        semaphore = new SemaphoreSlim(1);
    }

    public async Task<T> Enqueue<T>(Func<Task<T>> taskGenerator)
    {
        await semaphore.WaitAsync();
        try
        {
            return await taskGenerator();
        }
        finally
        {
            semaphore.Release();
        }
    }
    public async Task Enqueue(Func<Task> taskGenerator)
    {
        await semaphore.WaitAsync();
        try
        {
            await taskGenerator();
        }
        finally
        {
            semaphore.Release();
        }
    }
}

Of course to have a fixed degree of parallelism other than one simply initialize the semaphore to some other number.