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Using “partial” type to shorten main class file

Is it a normal practice, or a sign of a bad design? For example I have a function that loads prefabs in a main logic class nearing 200 lines, and I can either move it out into a separate file ...
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Can C#/.NET be used to fully implement a media decoder and player?

One of these days, when talking to a friend about different programming languages and their uses, I mentioned that video players (and codec implementations) are always written in lower-level ...
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Head First C# - Chapter 1 propertytoanimate problem

I am currently running throught this course Head First C# and I got stuck at the end of a first lesson where last error remains and I have no idea how to fix it please could some of you help? thank ...
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What kind of members should be used in a GetHashCode() implementation

We're building some Roslyn analyzers concerning GetHashCode(), including an analyzer that implements it for you in a given class. While researching the subject we've found that there are many ...
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Standalone library for error logging?

Background Here is how I currently log any exceptions that occur in my code: Pass each object instance the path to a file where I want all of the logging to happen. Each of the objects have their ...
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How can I set a time limit for a game?

I am learning the multi-threading and timer in C# now. But it seems I can't find a good solution. For example, I would like to see how many addition problems that I can solve within 1 min. I would ...
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Appropriate Exception Type for Connecting to a Device via COM port

I'm working on creating a C# wrapper library around a native C library that allows me to directly communicate with a particular piece of hardware over a serial (COM) port. Of course, the C library ...
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Return object or dynamic from a method

I have created string to linq query library for internal company needs. We will use this library for querying over REST mainly, but it could be used in a lot of other different situations. The gist ...
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Looking for a distributed locking pattern

I need to come up with a custom recursive object locking mechanism\pattern for a distributed system in C#. Essentially, I have a multi-node system. Each node has exclusive write permissions over ...
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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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How to avoid a crazy amount of interfaces in UI with dependency injection?

Problem I recently read a lot about Singletons being bad and how dependency injection (which I understand as "using interfaces") is better. When I implemented part of this with callbacks/interfaces/DI ...
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Should I be using IDisposable here, to properly manage memory?

Background I have an object that represents a test procedure that I need to run on a product. This object may be used multiple times during run-time, depending on how many times the user elects to ...
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Dependency Inversion Principle - No deriving from concrete classes?

I'm not sure if I am getting this right. In order to observe proper SOLID principles, am I forbidden to inherit from concrete classes? Does that mean that every concrete class that I have more or less ...
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Sdk building, declare dependencies inside the assembly or use external?

At my company, we're building an SDK consisting of a number of assemblies. For example, we deliver an assembly called Company.Platform.Security that contains the implementation of our authorization ...
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Class library naming conventions [closed]

Typically in a C# program, the entry point is in Program.cs. However, if you are creating a rather generic class library, with no Main() method, such as TCPClient.dll what is the appropriate base ...
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Is it a good idea having default static variables for new instances?

OK let's say I have something like this: public class MyObject { public static int DefaultValue = 9 private int _value = DefaultValue; public int Value { get { return _value; } set { ...
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How can I avoid duplicating information in this scenario?

I have a Data class that can be placed inside a DataCollection class that can be placed inside a DataCollectionCollection class. Kinda like an egg can placed inside a box that can be placed inside a ...
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Good examples for use of design patterns in Unity [closed]

My students have learned OOP as well as the strategy design pattern during the first semester (Processing/Java), which lead to understanding Unity's component based architecture (similarity of ...
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Ambient dependency injection through static service locator

After some googling I found some debates about whether constructor injection or property/field injection is better, but there is yet another alternative that strikes me as more beneficial. In most ...
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Service-locator anti-pattern alternative

I'm using Unity as IoC with C#, but I guess the question really isn't really limited to Unity and C#, but IoC in general. I try to follow the SOLID-principle, which means that I got very few ...
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Validating transaction codes with reference codes… Best way to encode the validation rules?

Good Day, I have a series of reference codes that my end users create during the course of the day. These reference codes correspond to a transaction code that is stored in a database. As of now, ...
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MVVM approach to mahapps.metro Dialogs

I want to use a ShowMessageAsync method, but, at first sight, there is no obvious way to do ViewModel binding, even though there are already a certain number of answers and examples about this. Now, ...
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Maintaining a Unique id within List in two different iterations

I am struggling to create an algorithm which fulfills my requirements. I have a class which shows my FinalDestinationName and Time for the train to arrive to reach platform let's say like this ...
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What is the correct reusable architecture using Entity Framework for common database tables and services?

Context I have a line of business application "MyApp" in C# using EF. Layers are separated as MyResusableLib.DataAccess // Class Lib: EF based utils, extension methods, MyApp.DataAccess // Class ...
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How to share a code base among 10+ projects and minimize pain?

I have a number of applications that share the same data in the same database. To try and minimize redundancy of code the Data Access Layer is a shared project. This prevents each project from needing ...
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Using delegate to handle cross cutting concerns

I am planning to write a net-core library for using with n-tier architecture. In this architecture, i want to handle cross cutting concerns(audit, error handling, logging, validation, transaction ...
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Does anybody still use TODO for writing code later on? [closed]

Statement I often find myself still writing the following statement all over my code: // TODO: (the work that needs done) I do this in order to flag that I need to come back and do something later ...
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How to structure Restful API client files in C# project?

I've developed a Restful API in PHP, now the API makes different resources available like: Article, User, Service, Trace etc.... I'm going to implement each resource in a portable DLL, so I can use ...
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Better way of storing key-value pairs in the database?

I have a C#/SQL Server program that sometimes needs to store data. The data could be a response from a web service, a result of a database query, or any number of other things. There's no way of ...
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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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Writing Automated test cases for a folder Archiving Class.

Using C# and Visual Studio, I've developed a class that zips and archives a folder into desired location, creating directories and manipulating files on a machine. The intended use is as an part of ...
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How to pass data to OOP objects?

I'm new to this whole thing, so please tell me if I'm doing this wrong of if there's a better spot for my question. I'm making a game with basic systems for projectiles, npcs and items. This game ...
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How to treat “The field is never used” warnings?

Warning 1 The field 'MCS_SPS_School.Fees.DiscountAmt.rtvalue' is assigned but its value is never used G:\Jagadeeswaran\Nov 17\MCS-SPS School\MCS-SPS School\Fees\DiscountAmt.cs Warning 2 ...
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Giving a class many constructors and assigning via them as many properties as possible

I have written a class which represents a SQLite Trigger. public SQLiteTrigger(string Name, string On, TriggerStartType StartType, ...
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Best way to enforce constraints in Class

I have a class, something like this one (C#): public class MyFavoriteClass { public string Name { get; set; } public string Description { get; set; } (...) public ReferencedClass1 ...
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Write unit tests for the libraries, or just the application?

Background I am fairly new to unit testing, and have been recently using the Visual Studio Test Manager to create my Unit Tests. The way that I have currently been doing things is as follows: ...
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Should I use nameof to avoid repetition in constants?

In C#, I sometimes use: const string FirstName = "FirstName"; const string SSN = "SSN"; ... var ssn = GetValue(key: SSN); // e.g. GetValue fetches value from some key/value store to avoid ...
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Do I have to fork a server program as an “C” child process in order for correct interprocess communication to take place?

I would like to implement interprocess communication between an Ubuntu Linux 15.10 mono 4.1.2 C# recorder client and Ubuntu Linux 15.10 mono 4.1.2 C# video server using a C++ mutex class and C++ ...
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Recommended approach to initialize Command

I've two commands in my View Model and one of them is initialized using lazy loading and other using eager loading. Which approach is good to go? Should I use lazy loading or eager for both? View ...
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Do you say “this” on protected members? [closed]

Background I have never had a formal class in OOP/OOD although I understand how the protected members work. Being accessible by any instance/derived class, they are thereby less private (more ...
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Method to validate an object - should I have one method encapsulating all validation logic

I have a class, Customer which has some basic properties on it such as firstname, surname, email, dateofbirth. I have written another class called CustomerValidation which currently has one public ...
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Should I use BackgroundWorker in Pipeline pattern?

I am planning the implementation of a Pipeline pattern as seen in this MSDN article. This is a WPF application for which I need to monitor progress of each stage of the pipeline in order to display it ...
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why exposing service instead of repository in onion architecture

I'm digging on how to structure projects and so I stumble into Onion Architecture. As to how I understand it, its more on a domain-centered-focus architecture instead of a database-driven type. I'm ...
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How to handle when only certain derived classes need to be disposed?

I am trying to build a framework of objects where the main actors can be interchanged freely. At the moment I've done this by creating an abstract base class that all of my actors can be derived from. ...
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Most efficient strategy for search large text areas for multiple values

I have a requirement for a service that does the following. Take a block of text and identify the server names in it (by name or ip address). So given: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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What's the benefit of generics in an in interface e.g. IEnumerable<HttpPostedFileBase>

I've come across a method that requires a parameter that implements IEnumerable and is of a certain type like this: public myMethod (IEnumerable<HttpPostedFileBase> myParameter) { ...
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How do programmers deal with low level software development in high level languages?

I am somewhat new to programming and the best way I can ask this question is with an example. I know how to do basic things in Java and C#. Things like a small windows forms application or make a ...
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Relaxed architecture DAL or anemic BLL?

Particularly for the sake of unit testing, I'm trying to implement an application with a layered architecture. I'm coding in C# and using ASP.NET Web API for the service layer. I'm aiming at a 3-layer ...
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Passing a Serial Port Instance

Background I am thinking about designing a (GoF/behavioral) command-pattern interface. I may decide to call this thing ICommand. I am thinking that I would have some sort of a queue containing a ...
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Calculating variable distances

I'm attempting to write an algorithm that calculates the distance between vertebrae. The text parser already works perfectly in picking out vertebral references (cervical 6, c-6, c6, c six, cervical ...