Summary

Here is an exmple of using ‘Async all the way’ using Dapper for data access in an ASP.NET Core 2.0 Razor Pages app.

Why Use Async in a Web App

If you are hitting a single database then this probably won’t speed up your app

However it will allow greater scalability of the application as the web thread won’t be locked

Simple Example using Dapper

 public class IndexModel : PageModel
 {
    private readonly Thing _thing;

    public IndexModel(Thing thing) => _thing = thing;

    public string Message;
    
    public async Task OnGetAsync()
    {
        var result = await _thing.RunQueryAsync();
        Message = result;
    }

    // Non async way - comment this out as can't have OnGet and OnGetAsync
    public void OnGet()
    {
        _thing.RunQuery();
    } 
}

public class Thing
{
    public async Task<string> RunQueryAsync()
    {
        using (var connection = new SqlConnection("Server=(localdb)\\mssqllocaldb;Database=AllReady;Trusted_Connection=True;MultipleActiveResultSets=true"))
        {
            await connection.OpenAsync();

            var sql = "Select Name From Organization";
            var result = await connection.QueryAsync<string>(sql);
            return result.FirstOrDefault();
        }
    }

    public string RunQuery()
    {
        using (var connection = new SqlConnection("Server=(localdb)\\mssqllocaldb;Database=AllReady;Trusted_Connection=True;MultipleActiveResultSets=true"))
        {
            connection.Open();

            var sql = "Select asd From Organizations";
            var result = connection.Query<string>(sql).FirstOrDefault();
            return result;
        }
    }
}