I'm writing a network-bound application based on await/sleep paradigm.
Sometimes, connection errors happen, and in my experience it pays to wait for some time and than retry operation again.
The problem is that if I use Thread.Sleep or some similar blocking operation in await/async, it blocks all activity in the caller thread.
What should I replace Thread.Sleep(10000) with to acheave the same effect as
The other answers suggesting starting a new thread are a bad idea - there's no need to do that at all. Part of the point of
await is to reduce the number of threads your application needs.
You should instead use
Task.Delay which doesn't require a new thread, and was designed precisely for this purpose:
// Execution of the async method will continue one second later, but without // blocking. await Task.Delay(1000);