The .NET Framework is a software framework for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It includes an implementation of the Base Class Library, Common Language Runtime, and Dynamic Language Runtime. It supports many programming languages, including C#, VB.NET, F# and C++.

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Interview question for starting on a new project [on hold]

The technology in this context is .Net, but I got this random question (first time ever) during an interview recently. Q: When you have a brand new project, how do you get started? What steps ...
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How to test Windows .NET TCP program handling of connection failure

I've written my own C# TCP communications module (using SocketAsyncEventArgs, although that's presumably irrelevant). My module runs at both ends of the connection, client and server. As part of the ...
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.NET developer job postings all seem to want ASP.NET - where to start? [on hold]

I am a ~10yr experienced .NET developer. Have worked with Win services, web services, front end apps, even some mobile dev (iOS). Still, all the job postings for '.NET Developer' these days seem to ...
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Many different classes that need similar functionality. Best approach?

I have many (at the moment around 30) different message classes in an application I am creating. Each of these messages need to be serialized and deserialized. However, the process of serializing and ...
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Under what cirumstances would type 'System.Object' qualify for serialization?

I'm in charge of a comprehensive serialization format with support to serialize runtime objects (any derived type of Object). I can't find a sane scenario where one would choose to serialize an ...
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How to use the Trx library to build a financial switch processor [closed]

I want to build a switch engine processor using the Trx framework and I can't find any docs on it. Please kindly provide a code sample
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How to optimize the application with huge number of database requests per minute

I have to provide free demo of some service to end users in my application. Free demo could be of 30 mins, 1 hours, 5 hours etc. (predefined time) for a new user for one time only. User can also ...
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How do you find out what resources are unmanaged?

Looking through the .NET documentation, specifically the WebRequest class, I don't see any information indicating that I should wrap an instantiation of it in a using statement. Even the provided ...
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Should one use Dependency Injection even if the class is used only once? [duplicate]

During a code review I have started having a bit of a dilemma as to whether use dependency injection or not. I would like to hear your thoughts, because this is kind of an ongoing theme and would help ...
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What's the point/Use of writing out just the method signatures for an API in .Net Web Api

I have been asked to write the signatures for and API end points GET/POST/PUT methods. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around what the point of this is. My co-worker asked if I could do this ...
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How much work should I place inside a lock statement?

I am a junior developer working on writing an update for software that receives data from a third-party solution, stores it in a database, and then conditions the data for use by another third-party ...
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C# How to define TcpListener for IP address [migrated]

I have looked through some examples of TcpListeners and TcpClients , and in one example the server side TcpListener is declared like this TcpListener listener = TcpListener.Create(8080); ...
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Receive data using TcpListener and TcpClient and distinguish between file and raw data [migrated]

I am having a really hard time figuring out how to make my program work, here is what it is: Server and Client apps Client app will send data to the Server directly, using TcpClient Client app will ...
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Where view models inside Web project of n-tier application should be placed?

Let's assume we have an ASP.NET MVC web application with following tiers: Business logic Entities (business domain and database POCOs) Common (resources, consts) Data access (database EF queries, ...
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Best way to define, start and stop threads in C#

I am making a little program, which have few Threads, constantly running. At some point, I may want to stop one of them, and then, after random period of time, to start it again. So first, what is the ...
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Server and Client apps that will send files and other info to each other

I am trying to do a Server and Client programs, that will communicate with each other, but I can't figure out the best way to do it, so let me explain what I need: The Server app should be able to ...
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MVC: Creare sub folders under View

I am working on a small ERP Application and using MVC5 for it. I have several Modules in the application and each module contain several web pages (Views, you can say). i.e: for School application I ...
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Simple TimeZones

I need to send out emails based on a timestamp. But the timestamp must be what the user expects it to be. The timestamp is set by the user submitting an object. E.g Al from L.A in the U.S saves an ...
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C# Subject Observer Architecture question

I'm making a C# application using the Subject Observer design pattern in a slightly different way. I am passing the Provider Class, implementing IObservable (this has the OnNext() method that ...
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Use of FindWindow and window handles within a Windows service

I've got a third-party vendor who is installing a series of Windows services to a (Windows 2008 R2) server in my control. Whilst attempting to run each service under its own least-privilege account, ...
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Is storing data that rarely changes in-memory a good candidate for a singleton/cache?

I have a class called DataPoint that is defined like the following. Currently, it goes through each property on an object and based on the DataPoint, it does some formatting like padding, trimming, ...
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Peculiar architecture interfacing .NET to AutoCAD out-of-process

I have written a set of classes to interact with AutoCAD from an out-of-process .NET assembly, but it seems like my class architecture and interactions are unusual. I am struggling to find a better ...
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Is the ProtectedData class still an acceptable method to store passwords? [migrated]

I'm writing a piece of software which will have to store a users password to allow authentication with a 3rd Party service. Unfortunately, this service currently requires the use of a password rather ...
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When designing a data structure, should I implement very inefficient operations for convenience?

(I've added the .NET tags because the data structures are for .NET, and this question should be considered in the context of the conventions for that platform.) I'm writing a library of immutable and ...
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How much data from a web service should I expose in a library?

I'm working on a personal project, a library that can access the weather forecasts and other weather related data from it. However, a lot of the returned data is sometimes quite redundant or simply ...
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proper exception handling (throwing/message) dll libary

I just wrote a dll library using vb.net. while testing, i got an error which i did not initially use a try-catch block. The code is Try 'The first four bytes are for the Command ...
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Mixing REST and websocket in the same API

A bit of background first, I'm working on an application that manages a piece of physical equipment with motors, stuff like that. When I started on the project, there was an existing application, ...
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What's the correct way to architect multiple ASP.NET MVC applications dealing with similar data?

I am currently working to replace a bunch of legacy applications. The first one is getting close to being released, which will mean I will be starting the second one. Each application deals with a ...
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What is the purpose of Code analysis and when do I need to use it?

I heard about Visual Studio's Code analysis but never used one. I've read MSDN, but still don't understand the real use of Code analysis. Isn't it the same as StyleCop? Somewhere, FxCop was also ...
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What naming convention should you use for data objects solely meant for parameters

This is my pseudocode for DAL: CusOrderDTO GetCustomerOrder(DateTime OrderDate, string customerCode) CusOrderDTO orderSet = new CusOrderDTO() * query data from database, populate CusOrderDTO ...
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How is CancellationToken.IsCancellationRequested updated?

I've been doing some refactoring today and I encountered one interesting thing. I've extracted a method from a code which uses a cancellation token passed to it in order to check if the user did not ...
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3 tier architecture in .NET web applications

Nowadays most systems are designed as web apps. In the .NET world the famous three tier architecture is usually translated like this. Front End (Web Application) Middle Tier (custom DLLs using an ...
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Using and referencing external executables in a solution

I have an application written in AS3 which I need to be able to start up from my C# application. I have a prototype that does this just fine but my question is in relation to how I would arrange my ...
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Reducing the complexity of over-designed code

I have just started working at a company where I have inherited a C# codebase from a previous developer. I know programming well, have an engineering degree + an (unfinished, several year long) PhD ...
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Is it worth even checking to see if Guid.NewGuid() is Guid.Empty?

In one of the projects I'm working on the following pattern is seen on a fairly regular basis: var guid = Guid.NewGuid().ToString(); while (guid == Guid.Empty.ToString()) { guid = ...
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Should all public API POCO value-type properties be nullables?

I use nullable value types a lot when designing classes that have properties which may remain null, i.e. when the object is being persisted. For example: public int? MyProperty { get; set; } My ...
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Create the fields in class level then instantiate inside methods or create and instantiated inside methods

I'm a newbie in software development. Just wondering which code is better and why should I continue which pattern should I follow. First Snippet: Class TestClass { private Object1 field = null; ...
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Tracing an object

Suppose I want an object with a list of strings and every method that this object gets passed to adds its name to the list of strings. Basically it's a stack trace, except unlike a stack trace it ...
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One dll or many? [duplicate]

I currently have one "library" dll that has one module for each topic: Text, Reflection, Security, Math, FileSystem, FTP, Mail, Serialization, etc. In each module are public helper methods that may ...
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Injecting data processing logic into class

I want find more elegant and appreciate way to inject processors into CommandProcessorDispatcher class. Or it can be another one solution (the goal is separate each command processing logic to ...
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Should the expected value be hard-coded into the Assert

My own personal preference would be to use a variable, but maybe there are reasons against this? I haven't been able to find any resources that state the pros or cons of using one of these over the ...
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How to save complex data to file/disk?

I am working on a side project for a small business owner (my father) and part of the requirements for the application include saving customer and job related data in a way that it can easily be ...
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How much physical memory is consumed by the stack of a .NET thread?

In Stephen Cleary's article in MSDN magazine "Introduction to Async/Await on ASP.NET" he says that "every thread pool thread on a modern OS has a 1MB stack." (modern OS == Windows 7/8 for this ...
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Exception handling and 3rd party library

I'm currently having an issue with a 3rd party control library provider. They have an exception occulting culture that gets in the way of my general fail-fast approach when developing software. An ...
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Reading large files for ETL program POC

I'm looking for some information on how to increase the performance of reading large text files for use in an ETL process. We're currently using a proprietary program that is more of a scripting ...
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Avoiding closures

I have a data structure in the form of a tree. Each node represents a cardboard box. The boxes can contain child boxes. public class CardboardBox { public int Id {get; set;} public int ...
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How to store users' info in network app?

I'm currently working on a school project that aims at creating a P2P chat client for users on the same network. For now, it will only be used by users on the same LAN network. But hopefully,I will to ...
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WCF Project Structure & Maintainability

We are working on a medium scale WCF project configured to use per call instancing and wondering weather it's a good practice to create classes per service method to hold the business logic since each ...
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Single instance of windows service querying multiple databases

My current situation is that we have four instances of a single windows service running on the server, for production, demo, QA and dev. I am looking for a solution where I just need to run single ...
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What changes in .NET software architecture have taken place in the past couple of years?

I've been away from hands on development work for the past couple of years and focusing more on delivery management. I'm looking to get a couple of new projects ASP.NET MVC apps off the group and I'm ...