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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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 ...
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What is the best way to structure and name files which contain generic classes with the same name?

In my current project I have come across the requirement to create generic classes with the same name, but different numbers of generic parameters. For example: MyClass<T1> MyClass<T1, ...
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How should nodes in a chain be connected?

Suppose you were building a system that receives data on one end and sends filtered data on the other end. The system is a chain of nodes, each receiving data from the node before and sending ...
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Is there actually an advantage to using Win API calls for file access?

I remember coding file access using the Win API about 15 years ago. It was much faster than using the FileStream of my language at the time (Delphi). I spent a while today experimenting in C# under ...
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.NET WCF: Persistent connection or Open/Close as needed?

I have a .NET WCF web service currently running in production right now. I would say 95% of the time it works flawlessly and as intended. However; there are times when I am throwing an exception that ...
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Implementing Continuous Integration with a volatile hierarchy of library dependencies

Recently my company setup a build server using Bamboo and a private Nuget Feed which is populated by the successful builds being deployed from the build server. There is a hierarchy of projects under ...
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Switch Configuration of Several .Net Programs for Several Sections in a Simple Way

We build a highly configurable .Net Client/Server application. (Client is C#/WPF, Server is C#/WebService) There is a single code base, but each customer has its own 'profile'. The profile ...
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How to differentiate between exceptions coming from system and business logic?

I would like to differentiate between exceptions coming from business logic like requested database record does not exist attempt to store invalid business data (validation failed) provided CSV file ...
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How to write unit tests for a piece of code that has a data context?

I am new to unit testing and using Microsoft's unit testing library for following piece of code. When I execute the code normally it executes fine, however when I run unit test written for this code I ...
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Using struct to enforce validation of built-in type

Commonly domain objects have properties which can be represented by a built-in type but whose valid values are a subset of the values which may be represented by that type. In these cases, the value ...
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Is a DLL developed in .NET is accessible from any language or operating system?

I am creating a DLL that I want to distribute to public to use it the way they want. This DLL contains common utility functions. People can use it on any operating system and with any language or ...
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Tracing and Logging per item instead of per application

I'm building a service in .NET that process "things" in the background and I'd like to trace the execution of these things per item, not per application. Most logging frameworks (I'm familiar with ...
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More than 20 Records Inserted in a Span of 1 Sec

Well, this is not specific to any programming languages. I came across this situation in Android, iOS, PHP and .NET. The problem is many times I come across a situation while building IoT apps, where ...
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Productivity using .Net WPF for large ERP (LOB) desktop applicatons ~1500 forms\dialogs [closed]

I am wondering if WPF will fit in my case: We want to refactor an old legacy application written in a 4GL language with about 1500 forms\dialogs. We want to do that in .Net (desktop application), now ...
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ASP.NET MVC should I reference the DAL from the UI?

I am developing an ASP.NET MVC application, and I have three projects: UI (with the system.web.mvc reference, BL and DAL references) BL (business facade and business objects) DAL (contains my ...
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Under which circumstances does it make sense to lose track of where an exception was thrown from?

Is there any valid reason why a catch block on a lower layer would throw back an exception caused by a higher, unknown layer using the following syntax: throw ex; ... rather than: throw; ... ? ...
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Advice needed on rethrowing an exception

Consider the following c# code: public class ExceptionManager { public static void TreatException(Exception ex) { if (ShowAndContinue(ex)) // display a user-friendly ...
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What is the best and most optimized way to return a filestream from a .NET WCF SOAP service?

To give some background, i have a WCF SOAP service in .NET that needs to return pdf files. This service will be used by multiple application, many times in a day. The size of the files returned varies ...
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Speech Recognition in the .NET framework is not efficient [closed]

I want to create a Virtual Keyboard that can catch whatever key you 'speak' and send the keystroke to the active application. The Virtual Keyboard part and linking it to Speech Recognition will be ...
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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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The most effective arguments in favor of improving code quality, for a manager [closed]

My employer's legacy system started off (in 1997) as very structured procedural code (with a smidgeon of OO), and it was luckily one of the 10% of software projects that was successful. It may look a ...
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Why does a custom action filter need to inherit from both ActionFilterAttribute and IActionFilter?

I m first time creating a custom action filter and following this link http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/older-versions/hands-on-labs/aspnet-mvc-4-custom-action-filters They are saying to Extend ...
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Should one write a custom IndexOutOfRange exception?

In the process of writing a special collection I utilized the already exisiting IndexOutOfRangeException as e.g. a list or array would throw if I were to access an illegal index. Code analysis tells ...
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Separation of retrieving data and business objects between DAL and BLL Layers

I did some research before posting this question. Among other questions or post, one of those is provided below. I could not get a clear mind how to determine.. Business Objects within a Data Access ...