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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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 ...
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Create Database To Fit Data vs Make Data Fit The Database

I'm newish to programming and would like to know what people have found to be the most supportable option or rather what people find more understandable. I'm the only one writing code at my firm, but ...
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Mobile/Global User Authentication? (Non-domain and non-enterprise)

What is the current way to authenticate users in a mobile/global fashion? In other words, assume a mobile application. And if there is a database server in the backend, how would these users ...
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Separate namespace just for exceptions?

I was doing a code review and came across something odd which I've never seen before. The developer decided to create a sub-namespace just to contain all the assembly's exceptions. I thought I had ...
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Design: Mixed XML / Relational or Pure Relational?

Is it acceptable to model a very complex object graph using XML in the database, but leave the rest of a system in relational tables? I'd like to gauge opinion on this as I've hit a bit of a ...
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Is the Adapter the correct design pattern for this situation?

I have an instance of a class UntouchableClass of which I need to access the member variables to use in my DotLiquid template. Problem is, UntouchableClass has to inherit from Drop if I want to use it ...
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Should Libraries Use Events or a Set Action

I'm building a small reusable library for two systems our company manages. Something that I've been caught up on is whether I should expose a set of properties of type Action<T> for events such ...
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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 ...
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Whats an Ideal way to pass rules/options to methods that build SQL

We're trying to come up with a way to handle code that builds dynamic SQL for our application, which is very database centric. Things like Linq to SQL and Entity Framework are out of the question, so ...
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Is it a good idea to develop website that only has little access to DB? CRUD will be done by calling API provided by separate internal backend system

I'm going to start developing an application in near future. This application consists of : Back-end system. This system provides API to be used by client. This system connects to data store and ...
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How do I create single object that changes functionality based on programmer input?

I have several classes that all behave according to one interface. But in each class there are additional functions defined that give each class slightly different behavior. What I want to do is ...
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Pattern for multiple datasources

I've already read this question on CodeReview. I was hoping for general advice. I'm writing a service which will go to numerous data sources. Each source requires getting copious amounts of data ...
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Is it ok for services to reference one another?

I have a service that needs information implemented by another service in the same layer. Is it good practice for one service to take a dependency on another service in the same layer?
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What does the implementation of .NET string.Split(char[], StringSplitOptions) look like from inside?

That is if we were to see how Microsoft wrote this method what would it look like? I'm mainly interested in the use of the StringSplitOptions enumeration with the other parameter and how they probably ...
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Why doesn't VB.NET allow unnamed, one-line objects to be used?

Why isn't this allowed in VB.NET: New SqlCommand("some string", someSqlConnection).ExecuteNonQuery() Why would the language have been designed to require that this be used instead: Dim com As New ...
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Extension method naming convention [closed]

We are using some utility methods in our company to simplify programming. So we have following string extension: public static bool IsNoE(this string s) { return string.IsNullOrEmpty(s); } ...
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Limitations of using Hyper-V Virtual Machine as .NET Development enviroment

I've been thinking of using a Hyper-V Machine as instead of physical computer for installing my .NET / Azure / Xamarin / ASP.NET / Windows Phone development tools. That way I could easily move from my ...
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What are the shortcomings of using AuthorizeAttribute in this way in MVC?

I have ASP.Net MVC project code with custom authorization as below: public class UpdateAccrualAuthorize : AuthorizeAttribute { public override void OnAuthorization(AuthorizationContext ...
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Better sticking with MDI or learning WPF? [closed]

I have a personal project I'm going to start working on soon. It will be database driven and have various screens that the operator may want to use. First thing I thought of was an MDI interface would ...
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How should I structure my namespace tree so that I have a Math class and Math namespace?

I don't know if this is a good or bad idea, or if it's technically even possible... but I'd like to have something of the following sort: public class Math { public int gcd(a,b) // Method for ...
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Model and ViewModel for View

I am new to the MVVM pattern. I have a window which has 3 text boxes (Name, Address, Description), a save button, and a listview which displays the above fields. When the save button is clicked I want ...
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What is the clean way to pass my LoginContext down through the layers to the data access layer?

I have inherited an API implemented using ASP.NET WebApi 2. The actions on the controllers are all like this: public object Get(long id) { LoginContext loginDetails = GetLoginDetails(); if ...
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WHere do I put my update class and handle request / response from HTTP web request?

I don't know how to organize my code. Right now I just dumped everything in MainPage for testing. But what is the proper way to handle getting data from REST web service in Windows Phone 8? I have ...
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Anemic domain models - what sort of methods a domain object might need?

This question might seem strange, but it's something I've faced sometimes. I've been trying to adopt DDD, however I'm always facing the problem of anemic domain models. The problem is that when I ...
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Is this a design pattern?

I have following C# code. It helped me to avoid some code repetition in a good way. The ExecuteQueryGenericApproach<T> method receives a Func generic delegate as argument. The delegated method ...
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Should I lock a list of objects while a socket is receiving messages?

I have a scenario where I will be receiving messages through a socket connection. I also need to keep a list of 100 messages (such as List) and periodically toss out old messages from the list when a ...
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Question about moving to embedded systems [closed]

I currently work as a .net developer and have coming up to 3 years experience in the industry as well as a degree in computer science specifically software engineering (I know that means nothing but ...
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How to isolate a massive and changeable web service [duplicate]

I am trying to come up with a way to wrap a very large web service that changes very frequently. There are 400+ types and each type has 20 to 300 attributes. The service is a SalesForce.com ...
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Why do we need to use sealed on a class? Do we really need sealed?

Reading this article (by Eric Lippert), it has four arguments as to why you should use sealed, however, I don't understand why we actually need it. Philosophical/aesthetic reasons aside, why do we ...
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Async network programming using Reactive Extensions

After doing some (more-or-less) "low-level" async socket programming years ago (in an Event-based Asynchronous Pattern (EAP) fashion) and recently moving "up" to a TcpListener (Asynchronous ...
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Invoking a web service in a Web API Project…in which layer to invoke?

I am using Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 2 and one of my end points has to internally invoke a legacy non-Microsoft web service (not asmx or svc) . Which layer should I invoke this in? I currently have ...
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Should db be mapped directly to the UI or should there be multiple layers of enties/models with mappings to/from each?

I would like to know arguments for/against this concept. Technologies in use from the bottom up: MSSQL 2012 DB (exclusively accessed via sprocs) Entity Framework WCF Web Service ASP.NET Webforms ...