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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Why is String Templating Better Than String Concatenation from an Engineering Perspective?

I once read (I think it was in "Programming Pearls") that one should use templates instead of building the string through the use of concatenation. For example, consider the template below (using C# ...
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Source control: projects which share a 3rd library which is still under development in RTC

this is not a new question for source control, but IBM's Rational Team Concert is a slightly different animal than Git, SVN, etc. We have a number of .NET web sites under development with Visual ...
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Large invoice database structure and rendering

Our client has a MS SQL database that has 1 million customer invoice records in it. Using the database, our client wants its customers to be able to log into a frontend web site and then be able to ...
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Wrong encoding in DataReceivedEventArgs [closed]

I start cmd.exe process and redirect stdin to pass script to it and redirect stdout and stderr to read cmd's output. Here is the code of my DataReceivedEventHandler: (o, a) => { ...
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Implement SSO login with or without Membership

I need to implement SSO for four different domains, say abc.com pqr.com sql.com xyz.com Now, I have already login system for two of my applications using Membership. But now requirement is ...
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What is a good way to share internal helpers?

All my projects share the same base library that I have build up over quite some time. It contains utilities and static helper classes to assist them where .NET doesn't exactly offer what I want. ...
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Client auto-detect required server

I have a project that requires a client app to communicate with a server. I was wondering if there is a way for the client app to detect available servers and "know" by some method or another which ...
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Updating GUI in 'realtime' using events

My Plan Have a system that holds some objects Have a winforms-form that displays some key values of these objects When certain changes occur(object gets add / removed / datat change): Update GUI ...
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What language is better for working with databases? [closed]

I am going to develop a software that works with different databases and I'm considering whether to use .NET languages or C++. I've known that .NET features LINQ and ADO.NET but are there features ...
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How to unit test without mocks and not be tied to a concrete implementations of an interface

I consider myself to be a 'mockist' on the 'mockist' vs 'classicist' debate, but I am trying to understand the other point of view. Imagine I have this class, where a concrete instance of IDependency ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Software License for project using .NET and Sql Server Express

I considering making my application open source on github. I don't intend to sell it (neither in binary form nor source code form). It probably isn't even useful to a lot of people except maybe for ...
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entity framework 6 agnostic enough different sql server and OS platforms?

It's my first time using sql server, I usually go with MySQL, so I'm unsure how to do this. The project I'm assigned will be deployed to multiple platforms particularly PC's with different SQL server ...
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Previous programmer died unexpectedly; how do I pick up where he left off? [duplicate]

I have recently taken a job finishing the development of a .Net application. The delivery of the application is two years behind schedule. The previous developer died before I had a chance to meet ...
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WCF service - best way to accept requests from a client and do background work?

For a project at work, I was tasked to create a WCF service that will receive email messages from client and queue them on a database, while at the same time the service will check the DB every 30 ...
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How do we isolate dependencies for a .Net app deploy in a way which is safe for a strongly-named assemblies?

To design in such that it is easy to deploy dependencies with your app, and so that development environments are easy to set up, it is advantageous to isolate an app's dependencies from it's ...
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Project Organization

I have been having a discussion with a colleague about the best way to organize a (C#)project after he reorganized a project I had been working on from something that looked like this: To something ...
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As a .NET WPF developer what are key differences I should be aware of when working with ASP.NET MVC? [closed]

I'm a fairly experienced desktop .NET developer with a solid feel for MVVM and WPF, and I've worked with JavaScript, jQuery and HTML/CSS in the past - though I'm pretty dated and haven't had a ton of ...
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Embedding XACML PDP?

I need to implement a flexible Access Control system for a framework used by a couple of .NET applications. I have looked into Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) and XACML and this seems to ...
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How to enforce implementation of interface to behave a certain way

Suppose you had the following interface public interface IUserRepository { User GetByID(int userID); } How would you enforce implementers of this interface to throw an exception if a user is ...
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Should classes that define settings and application configuration follow SOLID?

I'm just wondering if you have an application where you define a class that defines some user configurable settings (from an xml file, or a GUI), should you design it so that it follows SOLID as much ...
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How to handle exception in REST API

Given a REST API, which throws an exception when handling a request from a client. Whenever the REST API throws an exception, it's logged and the application (in this case a console application) ...
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Designing XML - confused between attributes and elements [closed]

I have to design an xml structure to set standard data exchange with my client. We deal with payments and its related data. At now, my XML data looks like this: <PAYMENTS> ...
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How does one deliver messages to (and query from) sites with possibly bad connectivity, having numerous WCF Soap and Web API services?

My company is investigating using a service bus. Currently we have running prototypes of NServiceBus and Microsoft Service Bus (on premise). I'm quite happy with the pub-sub and topic messaging ...
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Why did Microsoft dropped the RESX model for RESW in Windows Store applications?

Why did Microsoft choose to change the resources management system from .NET's RESX files? RESX had useful code generation, providing developers auto-completion for resources names and outputting ...
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How to restrict the violation of an N-Tier Architecture

Recently we fitted a 4-Tier Architecture in our project composed by the following four main layers : User Interface Layer. Data Access Layer. Domain Layer. Business Layer. All the layers fulfill ...
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how to process document state transition?

Imagine there is an application (ASP.NET MVC) that processes some documents. The document must be revised several times by different group of users. state/role rules: simple user can only publish ...
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alternate approach of binary serialization/de-serialization

Is it possible to convert a list of object directly to byte[] (and vice versa) to gain performance (by avoiding serialization/de-serialization)? What I have in mind is that a list is somewhere in ...
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Flexible authorization design in ASP.NET pages?

I'm developing an ASP.NET webforms application with pages which displays information based on the authorization level of the authenticated user (very typical). I will write a simple example of the ...
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Testing C# Eventhandler Subscription

I want my unit tests to be able to verify that some events were subscribed or unsubscribed at specific points. Currently, I see two options. VerifiableEventHandler Each client subscribes using the ...
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The problem of dependencies management

Let's consider the next situation: We have a module A which has a class Crt570 intended to interact with a device. We have a module B which uses Crt570 in the class called M100Communicator. We have ...
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A specific problem with architecturing a part of our application

Firstly, I'll try to describe the real world model of what we are trying to express in C# code. We have a device called M100. It's purpose is to read\write data from\into cards (plastic or ULTRALIGHT ...
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Executing user configuration settings

For an API I'm building what it does is load an XML file that is passed to it as a string, drill to the correct element, modify values, and return the modified XML. I'm doing something like this in ...
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Environment-aware Code

There are situations where the deployed environment (development, test, or production, for example) might dictate the outcome of certain actions. For example, perhaps a successful "user registration" ...
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Refactoring sought for replacing shared data types in .NET component

I am in charge with updating a software product that is made up of two components the Controller process and the UI process. The Controller and the UI communicate via XML messages. Furthermore, the ...
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Does the recent open sourcing of MSFT's C# compiler mean it can be made cross-platform? [closed]

I really enjoy working with C# however one of its biggest drawbacks is that it is kind of split-brained between MSFT .NET and Mono. In practice its not a big deal most of the time but it is one of ...
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Why no MVC methodology for desktop applications? [closed]

I'm currently learning how to develop web apps with C#, ASP, .NET and MVC. I am enjoying the MVC paradigm a lot, but then thought about using this to develop desktop software with. I googled around, ...
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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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Why do projects opt to stay on an older version of the .NET Framework? [closed]

Why do projects opt to stay on an older framework version of the .NET Framework? For example, staying on .NET Framework version 3.5 which was released in 2007 instead of upgrading to the latest 4.5.1 ...
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Why separate unit tests into an assembly [closed]

I primarily develop in .Net, and have been playing around with F#. It's a nice concise language, but I'm just using it for throwaway code currently. I've taken to sitting my tests in the same file as ...
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Domain driven design and WCF services architecture

I am trying to figure out how to architecture my project in the DDD paradigm (a complete beginner in DDD) and stumbled upon a problem about the implementation of the web services... These are some ...
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Best approach for a server configuration data collection and reporting solution from a legacy script?

I have a project which involves collecting config data from windows servers in our (very large) server estate. My manager wants me to collect over 150 data items across all configuration areas ...
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log4net - roll my own singleton, use LogImpl, etC?

Reposting here... hopefully the better place to seek opinions on the matter. :) Writing my own log4net wrapper class using C#. I want to create a lib such that I can reference it from any ...
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To use or not to use a backing app for website?

By suggestion in comments, I'll try to rephrase my question to better reflect my problem: I have to present users (few at first, as many as possible later) with a website. There they will be able to ...
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What is the best solution for printing a document from Azure with limited user interaction?

I currently have a web app hosted in Azure, with a few worker background jobs. My goal is for a user to click print on a page, and to them the printer will magically start printing a document(for ...
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When getting a list of files to process, should I store them to a list of string, or a list of Stream? [closed]

for a list of files, coming from a list like from a file dialog is it better to store the list as a list of strings or should I convert each file to opened Streams stored in a List? For example ...
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Design pattern for method to accept one of several static items in C#?

I want to illustrated my question by way of a (hopefully) representative example. Lets say I have a situation where I am developing a class library in C# to be used in some simulations. I want to ...
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One Event Sent to Multiple Listeners, Want to Log Notification Once

I have a system in place where a Cache is made up of many Cache Nodes. When one is added, a CacheNodeAdded event is raised by the Cache. The Cache has a redundant set of Monitors listening for ...
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What design pattern can I use to represent processing data from any stream?

I'm reading data from a stream in buffered series of bytes (say 1024 bytes at a time) and do some comparison, checking, or processing, before writing it back to the same type of stream. Currently ...
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What to focus on when separating a monolithic codebase into separate (NuGet) packages?

I work on a fairly large web application. The main solution containing the web application project has over 100 projects. The average build time of that solution is 2 minutes on a 12 GB quad-core ...