I don't exactly remember where, but I read somewhere that with new async/await keywords, they unwrap the AggregateException into the actual exception.

So, in catch block, you get the actual exception and not the aggregated one. This helps us write more natural and intuitive code.

This was also needed for easier conversion of existing code into using async/await where the a lot of code expects specific exceptions and not aggregated exceptions.

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Got it:

An Async Primer by Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner said: (in When Exceptions Happen )

...When you use await, the code generated by the compiler unwraps the AggregateException and throws the underlying exception. By leveraging await, you avoid the extra work to handle the AggregateException type used by Task.Result, Task.Wait, and other Wait methods defined in the Task class. That’s another reason to use await instead of the underlying Task methods....