suspend fun <R> coroutineScope(
    block: suspend CoroutineScope.() -> R
): R

Creates a CoroutineScope and calls the specified suspend block with this scope. The provided scope inherits its coroutineContext from the outer scope, but overrides the context’s Job.

This function is designed for parallel decomposition of work. When any child coroutine in this scope fails, this scope fails and all the rest of the children are cancelled (for a different behavior see supervisorScope). This function returns as soon as the given block and all its children coroutines are completed. A usage example of a scope looks like this:

suspend fun showSomeData() = coroutineScope {

  val data = async(Dispatchers.IO) { // <- extension on current scope
     ... load some UI data for the Main thread ...

  withContext(Dispatchers.Main) {
    val result = data.await()

The scope in this example has the following semantics:

  1. showSomeData returns as soon as the data is loaded and displayed in the UI.
  2. If doSomeWork throws an exception, then the async task is cancelled and showSomeData rethrows that exception.
  3. If the outer scope of showSomeData is cancelled, both started async and withContext blocks are cancelled.
  4. If the async block fails, withContext will be cancelled.

The method may throw a CancellationException if the current job was cancelled externally or may throw a corresponding unhandled Throwable if there is any unhandled exception in this scope (for example, from a crashed coroutine that was started with launch in this scope).