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Should I make my own exceptions, or co-opt similar exceptions for slightly non-standard purposes?

This is a general design question, but I'm focusing on C# and .NET because those are the languages I'm working with right now. Should I create my own, new exception classes, or co-opt existing ...
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C# Refactoring Code OOD and SOLID

I’m having some questions regarding improvement of code structure and maintainability, especially regarding SOLID. These questions are specifically for this project, so I would be happy if this ...
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Should a c# dev switch to VB.net when the team language base is mixed?

I recently joined a new development team where the language preferences are mixed on the .net platform. Dev 1: Knows VB.net, does not know c# Dev 2: Knows VB.net, does not know c# Dev 3: Knows c# ...
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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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Entity framework vs hibernate? [on hold]

New to .net. can some one please explain, what to use when, Entity framework vs. Hibernate or any other ORM?
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Accepted Patterns For Base Class with both Static And User-Defined Data Sources

I have a requirement to build a 'base' profile library (in C# - NET 4.5.2) for various different internal (technical) consumers. This profile consists of metadata fields that would be shared by a ...
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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 ...
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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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Where's the architecture layer diagram for the .NET Framework 4.6? [on hold]

This diagram for .NET Core is very instructive (from Microsoft). Is there a parallel diagram for the .NET Framework 4.6?
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Searching for text in a collection of about 2 million text files [closed]

I'm working on a project where a user should be able to search some strings over about 2 million text files, each file has about 200-300 A4 size texts data, so after some search it seems that NoSql ...
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can you have too many dto/bo - mapping method

I have a windows service, 2 web services and a web interface that need to follow the same path (data wise). So I came up with two ways of creating my solution. My concern is the fact that the ...
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Integrating legacy application with new functionality

We have a legacy application with, among other things, the ability to create instances classes within VB6 DLLs dynamically and call methods with varying signatures. We have no way of accessing the ...
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What does “Stateful” means in Stateful ViewModel in MVVM

I was reading about some XAML patterns, and there was the Stateful ViewModel, according to what I read it has nothing different than what we as just the "ViewModel". Here's a description for example ...
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C#/.NET multithreaded application design

The application to be designed serves as a bridge between two different systems. One natively speaks TCP (RS232 actually, but there's a COM->ETH server in the line of communication) - the other one is ...
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Development Workflow (Git/CI) in varied tech level .NET Shop

tl;dr: I need a development workflow for ASP.NET apps that works for the designer on a Mac, the content writers who don't have visual studio, and the C#/.NET developers (mostly me), such that we can ...
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Entity Framework Domain Object as Business Object

If I am not concerned with unit testing and switching my data access out at a later time, would using my entity framework objects as my business objects be okay? I have an existing database for which ...
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Webkit as GUI in .Net/Mono

I want to make a cross platform application, which will also have a website where the desktop applications (Windows, iOS, Linux) will talk to the server and keep the users data in sync. So far the ...
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Peculiar architecture interfacing .NET to AutoCAD out-of-process

I have written a set of classes to interact with AutoCAD from an out-of-process .NET assembly, but it seems like my class architecture and interactions are unusual. I am struggling to find a better ...
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Behaviour of Thread sleep in a single core processor machine?

I'm trying to understand how threading works when using a single core, not hyper-threaded processor. I have two identical console applications running on a machine that has one core CPU and 1 GB of ...
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Replacing connection strings and app settings during TFS build

A little background first: where I work we maintain about 40 .NET applications of varying size. These apps share many secrets (account credentials, connection strings, etc.) in configuration files. ...
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Parsing XML to two separate (WInForm) controls

I've spent a great deal of time researching a solution to my issue with very little success. I'm rather new with .NET and vb.net so I apologize if this seems simple to anyone else. I had a first ...
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Why is Flags Enumeration considered an intermediate skill?

I was reading this article: Designing Flags Enumerations @ msdn and it says Combining flags enumeration values is an intermediate skill that should not be required for developers implementing ...
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Implementing a Dynamic Network Message Dispatcher/Handler

I have a current requirement of an application to handle messages of different types, subtypes, and possibly more subtypes, as deep as needed. These messages come off the network and should be shared ...
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C# Auto implemented functions or by force to user implement the functions [closed]

Sample scenario and my first stupid question on this network. I have winform as dll. It's contain reusable method and properties. Code: using System; using System.Drawing; using System.Text; using ...
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Using Statement lambda in exception handling

Following is a code snippet from MVP Win Forms application and this explanation would be helpful when answering the questions. My DAL doesn't handle exceptions and it will be propagated up to the ...
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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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Clarification about Event Producer in StreamInsight

I need a small clarification about StreamInsight, I know by doc's that StreamInsight can handle multiple concurrent Events. But will the event producer be a separate function, for ex: I need to watch ...
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Step-by-step functional testing automation

I have a basic class in C# from which I create inherited classes for databinding scenarios. You can think of it as a substitute for .NET's DataRow class. I want to automate testing of a typical row's ...
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Creating an interface just to decouple from third party libraries

I'm currently developing the Authorization module on a framework of mine. I have the following class so far: public interface IAuthorizationManager<C> where C : ...
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Rich client persistence without a database

We have a pretty sizable .NET rich client app that currently uses nHibernate and Firebird embedded for persistence. Due to the nature of the app, we need to load the entire database into memory when ...
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Class to manage EEProm Memory for microcontroller in .netMF

I've got a working driver to access the EEPROM chip, but looking for much better management and access of the memory. I've been racking my brain about what's the best or correct approach to do this. ...
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Design: .NET web app architecture problem

I'm taking my first foray into .NET and I'm designing a web app that's heavy on other web services right now. I'm intending to do the following: Take user input (a USDOT number) Request data from a ...
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My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here” [closed]

My department specializes in converting customer data into our database schema so that they can use our software. Right now, we have C# applications that take an IDataReader (99% of the time it is a ...
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Inheriting and storing objects that contain different types of other objects

To start off, this is more of a best-practice question than anything. Introduction to the Environment I have myself an abstract class. Let's call this class Item. I also have another abstract class, ...
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Throwing an exception from a Dispose() method? [closed]

Does a Dispose() method that can throw an exception violate any official rules or guidelines?
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Relationship between C#, .NET, ASP, ASP.NET etc

I'm really unclear on the difference between C#, C#.NET and the same for ASP and other '.NET' languages. From what I understand, .NET is a library/framework of... things. I think they're essentially ...
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When to use weak references in .Net?

I have not personally come across a situation where I've needed to use WeakReference type in .Net, but the popular belief seems to be that it should be used in caches. Dr Jon Harrop gave a very good ...
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Best way to define, start and stop threads in C#

I am making a little program, which have few Threads, constantly running. At some point, I may want to stop one of them, and then, after random period of time, to start it again. So first, what is the ...
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Should a domain object wrap/contain a DTO interface?

Using .NET - I have an interface IPerson. This interface is implemented by classes in multiple, separate repositories, e.g. EF6 (EfPerson), custom SQL (SqlPerson), or even custom assembly connecting ...
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Strategies to analyze collected exceptions

We want to add error feedback to our application. I had a look at existing solutions (e.g. raygun.io), but these work "in the cloud", which is a no-go for us: most installations of our application ...
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Access modifier of abstract class constructors

What access modifier should I use for my constructors in an abstract class, given that the class cannot be instantiated? It seems like the access modifier is superfluous and should be implicitly ...
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Does LINQ require significantly more processing cycles and memory than lower-level data iteration techniques?

Background I am recently in the process of enduring grueling tech interviews for positions that use the .NET stack, some of which include silly questions like this one, and some questions that are ...
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Which is more maintainable — boolean assignment via if/else or boolean expression?

Which would be considered more maintainable? if (a == b) c = true; else c = false; or c = (a == b); I've tried looking in Code Complete, but can't find an answer. I think the first is more ...
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Client-Side JavaScript Business Logic in .Net Solution Stack

Fellow developers on other teams I interface with seemingly question my judgement calls as they pertain to the placement of coded business logic in a .Net MVC/Knockout web application currently under ...
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Where to create a file in WPF/MVVM

I'm building a WPF/MVVM application that takes input from the user and generates an output document which it saves in a temporary folder and opens for display in the native application (e.g. MS Word). ...
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Mixing reactive programming with non-reactive return requirements

Variable context from an initial non-reactive caller The whole application cannot be reactive i.e. this method needs to return a result here public string GetTextOfInterest() { var ...
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Documenting MVC JSON API

I've got an MVC5 application that we're using an a JSON API for various clients (mobile apps, other web applications, etc.) as well as a traditional web application. Controller actions that return ...
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SQL - Designing a Threshold value table

I need to design an SQL table to be used for "threshold" or special values, which in general would have the following properties: - key - value - comparer (less than and greater than as a start, ...
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Server and Client apps that will send files and other info to each other

I am trying to do a Server and Client programs, that will communicate with each other, but I can't figure out the best way to do it, so let me explain what I need: The Server app should be able to ...
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Design Pattern - DLL per Strategy

I usually found myself designing my application in the following way: One DLL containing interfaces for a desired subsystem. For example, Company.Framework.Persistence.dll. One new DLL per each ...