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Call method in a disposable object at the beginning of a “using” statement

When we use the lock statement, it is essentially doing a Monitor.Enter at the beginning of the locking block and a Monitor.Exit at the end of the block. This process is automatically handled by the ...
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Was .NET's IObserver<T> intended for subscribing to multiple IObservables?

There are IObservable and IObserver interfaces in .NET (also here and here). Interestingly, the concrete implementation of the IObserver does not hold a direct reference to the IObservable. It ...
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Why is it recommended to close all programs before installing a new program?

What kind of problems arise from installing a new program while other programs are running? I'd imagine the GAC solved a lot of the old problems of shared dll's being locked. So what kind of issues ...
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What's the idea behind naming classes with “Info” suffix, for example: “SomeClass” and “SomeClassInfo”?

I'm working in a project which deals with physical devices, and I've been confused as how to properly name some classes in this project. Considering the actual devices (sensors and receivers) are one ...
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Multithreaded file copy

There is an utility we have which is used to upload files (and perform other operations on the file) to a network shared location. The file size tends to vary from a few mb to 500 mb. A suggestion has ...
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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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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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Why is iterating through List<T> more expensive than iterating through Array in .NET?

According to the answers in this post, List<T> is backed by an Array. According to this article, list iteration is considerably slower than array iteration. If Lists are arrays 'under the ...
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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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Cons of using unconstrained frameworks for unit testing

It's very easy to write unit tests for legacy code using unconstrained frameworks, such as TypeMock Isolator. But what about writing unit tests for newly written code? Is it a good practice to use an ...
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Virtualized Development Environments in Enterprise Networks

We are attempting to implement a development environment using virtualization for a small team of 4 developers within an enterprise organization. This would allow us to set up separate development, ...
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Does F# require .NET runtime and libraries to run?

Does F# like C# requires .NET framework to run? According to Wikipedia as stated below, F# is mostly used as a CLI language which means that it is used mostly with .NET. But it also states that the F# ...
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Is my usage of explicit casting operator reasonable or a bad hack?

I have a big object: class BigObject{ public int Id {get;set;} public string FieldA {get;set;} // ... public string FieldZ {get;set;} } and a specialized, DTO-like object: class ...
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Custom serializer or create base class which implements IXmlSerializable?

I am working on a project where I have very specific xml serialization specifications, that is: Some properties are elements, some are attributes Some properties are required others aren't Some ...
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Is the regex syntax in .net 3.5 the same as the regex syntax in the latest version of .net framework in c#?

Is the regex syntax in .net 3.5 the same as the regex syntax in the latest version of .net framework in c#?
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Shared database vs tightly coupled message model

We have an ASP.NET MVC application sitting on top of a MySQL database. Now we're thinking about creating a public REST API so that third parties may integrate their services with ours. Now, I would ...
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How would I prevent assemblies that have been digitally signed from being called by unsigned assemblies?

Lets say I have an application with a few dlls to go along with it. The user installs the application, all of the assemblies installed on the computer are digitally signed with a certificate from a ...
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Factory for creating a singleton instance

We have some legacy code that has a bunch of singletons all over the place (written in C#). The singleton is a fairly "classic" implementation of the pattern: public class SomeSingleton { ...
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What OpenID Connect flow is right for me?

Here's the deal. I have a .NET MVC5 web application that I'm moving up to the OpenID Connect standard. I also would like to be able to access controller methods from a mobile app (much like an API) ...
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Putting it all together [closed]

I've been reading a few books on c# development over the last few months (clr via c#, architecting applications for the enterprise, c# 4 in nutshell just to give you an idea). I really feel it's been ...
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Why does the EF query plan cache eviction algorithm reduce the cache to its cleanup trigger size, causing a perpetual cleanup?

The cache eviction algorithm for query plan caching in Entity Framework is described in section 3.2.2 as this: Once the cache contains a set number of entries (800), we start a timer that ...
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Any library or dll to use to give a free lancers project from clients who accept your work but not pay [closed]

I've been thinking about getting into the free lance field (using sites like guru.com or freelance.com). Something I see in the FAQ's is that there's been numerous instances where the client got an ...
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Java and .NET: Why different sorting algorithms are used by default?

Just wondering why Java and .NET Framework uses different sorting algorithm by default. In Java Array.Sort() uses Merge Sort algorithm by default and as Wikipedia.com says: In Java, the ...
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How to test Windows .NET TCP program handling of connection failure [closed]

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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Is 'using' appropriate in a context where there is nothing to dispose?

In C#, using statement is used to dispose in a deterministic manner the resources without waiting for garbage collector. For example, it may be used to: Dispose SQL commands or connections, Close ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I find a good middle way to make this library safe for concurrent operations

I've made a little library called SignalR.EventAggregatorProxy Before I push it into 1.0 state I need to fix so it works safely with concurrent operations. Easiest way is lock all operations but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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; ...