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How to design similar purpose static methods

I know that you cannot override static functions, but for what I'm looking to do, it seems like the logical way to design my class. I have a method that is associated with my abstract class, that i ...
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What is the difference between ref and out in runtime?

C# provides the ref and the out keyword to make arguments to be passed by reference. The semantic of the two is very similar. The only difference is in the initialization of the flaged variable: ref ...
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Best practice to include XSD in C# project

I have an XSD schema I need to include within my program, to validate some user input XML. The schema will need to be regularly updated. (By the programmer.) My current method to include this is hold ...
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Why is the 'out' keyword used in two seemingly disparate contexts?

In C#, the out keyword can be used in two different ways. As a parameter modifier in which an argument is passed by reference class OutExample { static void Method(out int i) { i = ...
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C# if statements

I am currently working on a C# checkers game for a university project in programming. But i have came to the point where i need to check whether a piece can be moved, or jump, but i feel like i'm ...
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Why is instance creation the way it is?

I've learned C# over the course of the past six months or so and am now delving into Java. My question is about instance creation (in either language, really) and it's more of: I wonder why they did ...
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Benefits of using .NET style delegates compared to custom ones

I know about C# events and delegates. I find them incredibly useful for event-driven sub-systems. One thing I don't understand, however, is why all the .NET documentation for events uses a very ...
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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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Caching at business layer vs Caching at Data Layer

I have always worked on projects where caching was done on DAL, basically just when you are about to make the call to database, it checks if data is already there in the cache and if it is, it just ...
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Should methods perform checks that they accomplished the task they were built for? or should they just throw an exception?

What are some pro's and con's of validating your performed the task intended? public static bool UploadFile(string filename) { // 1. upload the file // 2. check to see if the file now exist ...
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Repository strategy for multiple interconnected components with small differences

At my work we have multiple products.. productA, productB, ... these products reference multiple components. componentA, componentB.. there are also shared components sharedA, sharedB... etc.. which ...
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Dynamic model based on JSON received from web service

I am creating a MVC web application which receives some data from a web service in JSON format. I get the different content type structures and data items related to that structure. Using that JSON I ...
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Convention for logging within nested try catch blocks

I've looked at this question but it doesn't really help solve my dilemma. System 1 calls system 2 within a try catch, the method in system 2 has it's own try catch, which sadly handles an exception ...
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Should UserControl's be Views in an XAML MVVM application (WPF or Store app)?

I am about to use Caliburn.Micro for a new XAML Store app (not sure what to call it nowadays - does not appear to be called a "Windows Store app" any longer). The documentation (see Simple Navigation ...
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Unsafe redundancy refactoring in ReSharper 9.0? [closed]

Considering the following scenario: public class A { ... public virtual void Foo() { ... } ... } public class B : A { public void DoSomething() { ... base.Foo(); ... ...
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Software development - The industry & general trends / Bad practices [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer and part of a small team working on an abundance of projects. This is my first "actual" real company after graduating with a degree in computer Science and I have about 2 years ...
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Would redrawing controls in c# give more performance?

Now I realize this is a kind of weird question but here it is: Let us assume I redraw all the controls by myself rather than using the default provided ones (Obviously I'm talking of winforms as WPF ...
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Why can we use the same name for local variable in different scopes?

I was wondering why is it possible that we can use the same name for local variable in different scopes? Like we can have two methods which both can have variable with the same name. What makes ...
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Avoiding a large amount of overloads

I'm currently writing a mailing interface for our enterprise application. Dependent on the send mode (regular email, bulk email, templates, mailmerge, ...) our Send() method requires a bunch of ...
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Best style to use multiple custom UserControls in a Grid

I have the following: A MainWindow; with Children on the MainGrid in the MainWindow: ContentControl, displays the main content of the program and has a taskbar at the bottom for user interaction ...
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How to convert the following node evaluation procedure to a non recursive solution?

I have the following recursive method. It evaluates a node (that represent a logical expression), using deep first search traversal : EvaluateNode(Node node) { bool result; switch(node.Type) ...
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Using “Return” over “Break” or a combination

When using the Switch statement, is using return instead of break or a combination of the two considered bad form? while (true) { var operation = Randomness.Next(0, 3); switch (operation) ...
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Derive from a base class but not include a condition in the base class's method

The current code looks like this: public class Details { Public void Populate() { WriteChapterDetails(); } public void WriteChapterDetails() { if ( ...
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Does snapshot change tracking break DDD principles?

I'm building a website with MVC 5 and Entity Framework 6, implementing the Unit of Work & Repository patterns, and - for flexibility and performance - would like to utilize Entity Framework's ...
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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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Algorithm for merging multiple rows of data

I need an algorithm to merge multiple rows for data, where one column is the index column and if one or more rows have the same index value merge the column values into a single row, and lastly sort ...
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Bundling style and script files in asp MVC layout page

How to bundle style and script files using layout in asp MVC? Here is an example. Layout1 uses style and script file for header and footer functionality. Sections are declared. View1 uses Layout1 . ...
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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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which is a better practice one method that does everything or a series of different methods?

I'm working with asp.net and c# Lets say I have a bunch of drop-downs and I want to bind data from a database, is it better to make a master-bind method that loops each one and gets the parameters to ...
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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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Is brevity in writing code beneficial when it requires using language constructs in a strange way [duplicate]

In C#, with extension methods, you can replace this line of code: TimeSpan interval = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(4); with this one: TimeSpan interval = 4.Minutes(); Extension method being: public ...
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How to avoid chatty interfaces

Background: I am designing a server application and creating separate dll's for different subsystems. To simplify things, let's say I have two subsystems: 1) Users 2) Projects Users's public ...
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Stateless Web Applications Defeat DBContext Somehow?

In Entity Framework, the DBContext class is said to implement the unit-of-work pattern. As I interpret this, it means that if you make a DBContext, manipulate its data, and then dispose of it, then ...
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Managing types and conversions in a compiler

I am trying to determine how to manage types and conversions between types within a compiler that I am writing. The compiler is being written in C#. There are a number of different kinds of types. ...
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SOA principles, encapsulation and autonomy

We are developing multiple web services in C# using WCF, but we´re new doing it. So, for what we have read and learnt, this is our approach: We have a class library that we called CommonLibrary ...
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Algorithm to assign edges to smallest possible polygons?

I'm designing a procedural city generator, and the first step of the generation process is the creation of city streets. These streets extend out in a straight line to a point, then they can either ...
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Using SQL queries in loops

Is it a bad idea? I need to compare each entry.Key value in a Dictionary of strings to a SQL table. If there is a match, then I pull the data from that row. I was originally going to use a foreach ...
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Check all “lines” in an array?

I have a 3D array with booleans and I need to check if there are "lines" that all contain true or false. With lines I mean horizontally, vertically and diagonally within the array. However I only need ...
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What exactly are benefits of Method Overriding in C#? [closed]

What is the advantage of method overriding since we can always create entirely new method with different name? The only advantage of overriding is you get flexibility to use the same name of method?
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How can I decouple query and context in a “query object” scenario?

I'm using a query object pattern (similar to this) to manage disparate queries while avoiding bloaded facades/repositories. A query object takes a number of constructor parameters, representing query ...
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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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Database performance comparison

I have been tasked with moving from a MSSQL backed database, entity framework code-first, wcf service based MVC application to a MySQL backed database. I have had being trying to find a performance ...
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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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Using conditions again and again or just create different methods [duplicate]

I have a method, function DoThis(bool isHuman) { // Do something if(isHuman) { //call his dad } else { //its a animal - let animal resuce know } // add some blah blah code ...
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Is there a pattern for a more “natural” way of adding items to collections? [closed]

I think the most common way of adding something to a collection is to use some kind of Add method that a collection provides: class Item {} var items = new List<Item>(); items.Add(new ...
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Should I try it straight or should I first check if it can be done?

I have a set of items, and each item in the set must be unique. Item are composed from multiple properties and each property of each item can be changed. But after each change every item in the set ...
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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 solve this problem of duplicate code with a design pattern [duplicate]

This is what I am doing, Creating a new Pdf document using Aspose Pdf Adding few different types pages you know introduction page, table of content pages etc... Adding some further documents to it ...
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Interface or boolean?

I have a CustomObject class which has the abilities like being Clickable, KeyPressable and Movable. I created interfaces: IClickable, IKeyPressable and IMovable and make different CustomObject classes ...