.net – Progress update in Parallel.For() loops – Education Career Blog

As you can guess the index of the Parallel.For() loop jumps from one value to the other. How can I estimate the amount of the work done?



By keeping a counter rather than looking at the index? For example:

int counter  = 0;
Parallel.For(4, 500, i => {
    // TODO: something useful...         
    int progress = Interlocked.Increment(ref counter);
    Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", progress, i);

(the Interlocked usage is essential to avoid getting race-conditions on accessing counter)


int progress = 0;
Parallel.For( from, to, i => {
// do the job
Interlocked.Increment(ref progress);

now actual progress is (float)(to - from) / progress

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