The ability to cancel long-running tasks is important to help keep applications responsive. Whether the network connection is slow or disconnects, or the user just wants to cancel a long task, using a [`CancellationToken`][CancellationToken] in .NET makes it easy to cancel those long tasks.
Cancelling in-progress network operations is critical for applications to maintain responsiveness and avoid doing work that isn't needed anymore. There are many situations where you want to cancel on-going work. This article shows you how it is done.
In my position with the Azure SDK team, I'm fortunate to talk to a lot of customers about their needs. Most applications can be categorized into big buckets where we can see the same design patterns repeated. One of those categories is data processing.