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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How to keep .Net assemblies relevant through high-flux period

How much do you, as .Net developers, consider the changes between Windows XP, 7, & 8 when choosing your development environment and libraries? We are nearing the end of Windows XP; Windows 7 is ...
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Pros/Cons for a Data Structure covering multiple databases?

I'm about to extend a system containing two separate systems. Or domains, if we see the system as a domain level. Today One domain is used internally. The other is public, which means it is more ...
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Have enterprises adopted pure FP to create desktop user interfaces? Examples? [closed]

I see some evidence (F#) online that functional programming is penetrating enterprise. Where I work we primarily develop VB.NET WinForms applications. The .NET infrastructure for developing ...
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Architecture for maintaining/executing multiple versions of same strategy / functionality in live application

So I am working with a customer who has an older application that has quite a few interesting quirks. Among other things, it has its own code version system for business functions, by storing the ...
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Showing a View from another View in MVP

This question is regarding MVP triads. Lets say I have two triads and first one has View1, Mode1 and Presenter1. Second triad has View2, Model2 and Presenter2. Now what I trying to do is, I just want ...
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Selecting an appropriate design for Month/Date Selection

I have a requirement what seemingly looks very simple (and perhaps strange) but some minor details are giving me troubles. Perhaps I'm overthinking this. I'm building a scheduler application (on WPF) ...
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Writing scripts for Visual Studio project

What is the best way to write and run small scripts and tasks that are specific to a particular .Net project? Such things as configuring a database or confirming proper connections to servers. In ...
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Exposing warnings\errors from data objects (that are also list returned)

I'm exposing Data objects via service oriented assembly (which on future usages might become a WCF service). The data object is tree designed, as well as formed from allot of properties.Moreover, ...
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Silverlight UI and PRISM - how to properly break down components?

This is how my solution looks like right now. And it get's to the point where my Controls need reference to Model. It get's real tough to keep Infrastructure, Constants, Controls and Model separated. ...
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What are the valid reasons to use ContentPresenter outside of template?

I stumbled upon an article by Den Delimarsky on What is a ContentPresenter? which says: In WPF there is an element called ContentPresenter, that is often used inside control templates, as well as ...
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How can I select an appropriate licensing/obfuscation system for .NET? [closed]

I saw someone suggesting .NET Reactor once as a good obfuscator. I went to their website to check it out and saw they have a product called IntelliLock which is advertised as a pretty robust ...
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In MVC where do you put action methods for views in the shared directory?

I have a website built using a MVC.NET framework with C# that uses some shared views and partial views. In order to display the views properly there is a bit of code that must reside in the ...
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Is there any comercial application written in Visual Basic .NET? [closed]

In my work the language used to write applications is Visual Basic .NET. I read on internet and almost all the examples and questions are about C#. Is there any comercial application written in ...
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How to convince my teammates that spawning numerous threads is a bad design? [closed]

I've stumbled upon this problem when tried to run our application in bad network conditions; it spawns hundreds of threads (which exist long time before termination), and with time the application ...
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Creating Compelling Desktop Application in .NET

I'm about to create an open source desktop application. I'm primarily a .NET developer , with experience in ASP.NET and SharePoint. I've created basic Windows Forms applications before, but I have ...
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How are blocking calls implemented?

This may be a very simple question. I'm curious how blocking calls are implemented. Specifically, how do they block? Is this just thread.sleep?
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What is the proper amount of time required to interview a .NET developer?

I had two interviews during the last two weeks, one of them was about 30 minutes, and they had me fill out a job application before it, and the other one was less than 10 minutes! In your own point ...
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A Newbie .NET Developer Desperately Seeking for Advice [closed]

I am becoming a little desperate. I am 23 and for the last three months I've been working as a software developer for a British Company who develop a leisure management system. Prior this job, I was ...
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What ESB systems work the best for .Net stack [closed]

What Enterprise Service Bus would you use and why?
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invoking methods within a conditional expression

In an oft-cited (if dated) reference for C# coding standards (pdf; from Lance Hunt), the statement is made, 33. Avoid invoking methods within a conditional expression. I've not seen this ...
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Is there a quick and practical (hands on) way to learn another programming language?

Due to rather strange circumstances, I only have until Monday to learn (at least) the basics of PHP and .NET programming. I'm already fairly competent (though there is a lot of room for improvement) ...
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Do I lose anything by coding in c# and using free online vb.net code convertors? [closed]

The company I work for uses vb.net since there are many programmers who moved up from vb6 to vb.net. Basically more vb.net resources in the company for support/maintenance vs c#. I am a c# coder and ...
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.NET internals:Where is a good place to learn the “under the hood” stuff in .NET? [closed]

I'll be completely honest, one reason I love C# and .NET is that it has for ALL of my development career abstracted me from the well crafted under the hood stuff, I believe as a .NET developer I ...
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Why does Microsoft still ship VBA within Office products, instead of integrating .NET directly? [closed]

I know that it's possible to call .NET code from your VBA code, but why does VBA continue to exist? The only reason I can think about is legacy. I just had to sort a Scripting.Dictionary and the ...
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microsoft .Net license

Am about to start coding using microsoft .Net technologies, am just worried about the license, so if I compile my code using the .Net compiler "not visual studio" can I distribute, sell or use my ...
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Standardised Programming Techniques / Procedures

I don't know if this is a question, or a start of a conversation or even a completely irrelevant topic. Why isn't programming more standardised? Im really new to this and I find it hellish ...
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Upgrading from XP Pro to Win 7, anything I should worry about?

I do mainly .NET work so I assume that the framework is all fine and that. But have there been reports of various tools like .NET Reflector and the like not working properly with Win 7? This is a ...
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Is “WinForms” a widely-known and acceptable substitute for “Windows Forms” on a résumé?

I'm always trying to hone my résumé to the bare-bones essentials -- no fluff. I want to keep as many points as possible to a single line, and to this end I have used the term WinForms in several ...
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Microsoft's coding standards for ASP.NET controls

I cannot find any naming standards/conventions in MSDN for naming ASP.NET controls. One of the following standards tends to be used by programmers: lblAddress AddressLabel Address According to ...
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Messaging technologies between applications ?

Recently, I had to create a program to send messages between two winforms executable. I used a tool with simple built-in functionalities to prevent having to figure out all the ins and outs of this ...
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I feel unprepared to start my first job out of college… how can I improve? [closed]

I just graduated from university with a degree in Computer Science/Engineering and was fortunate enough to land a job working in the pharmaceutical industry as a developer. My title is System ...
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Anybody using VB with ASP.net MVC? [closed]

When a .net project use newer technologies like ASP.net MVC or Silverlight, is VB.NET being used? Or it is used just in the legacy projects? What is the situation now?
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.NET Framework standard container type for multi-value property?

I'd like to create a simple class property which can contain multiple values set from the outside. (Values are of the same type.) Example of property name and contained items: KnownHidScanners ...
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Data representation with C# and WPF

I'm developing an application handling DB parts. I retrieve the data from the DB with stored procedures and prepared statements. Now I want to display the data in the GUI. What is the current ...
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Is there a pattern for subscribing to fired events/messages at specific intervals?

I'm not sure if this a common scenario or not, but I have a need along the following lines: I have an object (I'll call it node) and this object has methods X, Y, and Z. I want to be able to have ...
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Is this extension method any better than just casting to an int?

The following extension method was set up in some code I maintain. public static Int32 GetInt32(this System.Data.Common.DbDataReader reader, string name) { return ...
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What is the advantage of a programmers VM apart from portability [duplicate]

I can understand the benefits of Java running on a JVM. Portability. Nice simple reason. But I have always been puzzled as to why Microsoft brought out their own version of a JVM - .NET. C# is ...
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Want to know performance issues of Class types & access modifiers

Someone suggested me to mark classes as SEALED that are not being inherited anywhere. I was using default style and was not concerned with the type of class. At present I don't have a benchmark tool ...
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Why aren't extension methods being used more extensively in .NET BCL?

I found the "Extension method" concept of C# just wonderful. It enables us to do things like: More flexible alternative to Abstract Classes. Provide missing Java-like functionalities to C# enum. ...
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Optimize Reading of Multiple files

I have a unique problem which I'm hoping someone can assist with. I have One big text file, our Production file. The data in the file is delimited in the following format Reference|Cost ...
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How can I break my vendor lock-in situation?

I'm developing software for about 10 years. I began on QBasic and now I'm developing .NET using C# language. I'm always trying to follow the best design patterns and principals like SOLID. In short ...
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Randomly select from list with increased odds

I have a list of entities. Every entity contains a number that holds how many times the entity has been selected. I need to make a function that selects n (say 25%) of the entities, randomly. What I ...
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Suggestions for connecting .NET WPF GUI with Java SE Server

BACKGROUND We are building a Java (SE) trading application which will be monitoring market data and sending trade messages based on the market data, and also on user defined configuration parameters. ...
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How to build a .Net app which runs on desktop and as a Windows Service

Ok, I hope this is not too much confusing (with my poor English). I want to build a small .Net 4.0 app which monitors several other applications on a Windows Server OR on a regular Windows PC. It will ...
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How to choose a good namespace name? (Linguistically)

English in not my native language, therefore it is a little more difficult to pick a good name for a namespace. One example to make you see my problem a bit better: We have a set of classes that have ...
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The future for a .net developer after the BUILD conference [closed]

Looking back on Microsoft's BUILD conference and everything that came out of it, I'm not sure what direction I'm supposed to take as a developer? If I understood it right MS is putting HTML5 before ...
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Pre-processor usage to separate logic to different versions of product

In the .NET code base of a product, there are #if pre-processor statements to define whether certain functionality should be available. Like so: shared logic #if version1 some logic #endif #if ...
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Setting fields with correct default value

When writing constructors, I regularly encounter a situation where some fields already have approperiate (default) values, such as false for boolean values and 0 for integers. What are reasons to ...
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Best Practices - separation of concerns and inheritance issues

Here's the situation: I have a "common" Data Access assembly that contains classes used in all my projects. Some of those are abstract classes that are only implemented by my data access layers for ...
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Is it bad practice to update an object in a static method?

Still learning .net and OOP and have a basic question I hope. This is an asp.net mvc app. Looking at the code below, I am most concerned with the line in CheckShippingVendor that says ...