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C# obtain derived class from base

I am trying to build a dashboard that allows a variety of widgets to be displayed on the home screen. They are structured as follows: public abstract class Widget {} public abstract class ...
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Call method in a disposable object at the beginning of a “using” statement

When we use the lock statement, it is essentially doing a Monitor.Enter at the beginning of the locking block and a Monitor.Exit at the end of the block. This process is automatically handled by the ...
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Class design for an app that reads data from Active Directory

I am hoping someone can help me regarding design and architecture for an application. The application is basically a service written in C#. The purpose of this service is mainly to read data from ...
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Using prefix/postfix increment operator for simple incremental array access rather than actual index numbers

I cannot decide which method is better with consideration of both readability and fault-tolerance. Method #1: Object[] objects = getArrayOfKnownLength(); int i = -1; someMethod(objects[++i], ...
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How to iterate between these elements

I have an array of elements: int[] elem = new int[] {A, B, C}; I need to calculate the sum of ALL the combinations of those elements, where only some of the elements can be optionally selected. I ...
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When should I use C#'s implicit type conversion operator?

In C#, we can overload the implicit conversion operator like this (example from MSDN): struct Digit { /* ... */ public static implicit operator byte(Digit d) // implicit digit to byte ...
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Pushing data into chunks from server to mobile client

I am developing a windows phone application. On the first screen user enters some unique code and based on that code there are say 200 or more records on the server which I want to return to the ...
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.NET Why should I use DAL over direct database access

Yesterday on one of SO chats I've been told I should never connect to database directly from the application and rather use DAL. I've been told that: 1. Using something in the middle should improve ...
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Big O equivalence for LINQ select

I'm trying to determine if there is a change in the Big O equivalence of a nested loop when I use a LINQ select instead. public void myFunc(List<Foo> fooList, List<Bar> barList) { ...
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Why is it faster to compact a portion of the managed heap than the entire heap?

I was reading this article on MSDN. In the first paragraph under the "Generations and Performance" subheading is written: First, it is faster to compact the memory for a portion of the managed ...
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How do you handle saving blog tags in MVC?

I'm writing my own blog engine as a learning exercise. The blog is fairly functional right now but I'm trying to add a 'tag' feature to it and I'm confused as to what the best way to handle saving a ...
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What arguments are there to use a coding style for each distinct language? [duplicate]

I recently had a discussion about our coding style for C# projects. Two things in particular were very hard to agree upon. Method Naming C# has the de-facto standard of naming (at least public, ...
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Share some fields but others unique to owner of instance

I've been programming for many years and this is sort of a strange need and I've never seen anything like this but I have a game where there are abilities that you can do. There is an ability class ...
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Refactoring long methods with a lot of cyclomatic complexity

I'm attempting to refactor what is becoming a very large method -- currently 350 or so lines -- that contains a high degree of cyclomatic complexity. I understand and ascribe to the theories that ...
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How to explain design decisions when refactoring code

I am working on a colleague to refactor the following code, I am trying to turn this into a teaching experience as well. Original Code public class WidgetRepository { public Widget ...
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c# class generation/architecture for json rest service

I want to consume part of the Steam WebAPI, it's a simple Rest Service but it produces some complex json. I thought about using the Newtonsoft Json.Net Library generate my c# objects. Whats the best ...
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Why I need to make method of my class private, If I need to access it throughout my application?

I am going through the beginners tutorial for C# from a website http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/csharp/csharp_s10p1.html On chapter of classes, it makes the method of class private and then use ...
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c# application to read xml files, parsing them, storing locally in data structure and writing to csv

I have to develop a c# application that will read large xml files. XML files will have data about computer systems (i.e. Hardware, software, network, bios information). There will be separate xml file ...
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Failover for High Frequency Jobs

I have a job that runs at a fairly high frequency (~1x every second). This job needs to be executed constantly as long as the web app is running. However, I really only want 1 instance of the job ...
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Correct placement of Methods in OOP

Which Class should contain a method which has dependencies on multiple classes? I've coded up a specific example to avoid generalizations. In this example we have an initial requirement : ...
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Design method to return List of objects

I need to create a method which will return a List of IRule objects. This is what I have written, am I correct in the approach? Or should I follow any patterns/principles? public IList<IRule> ...
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Multi-threaded winforms with multiple child forms using sockets

I develop application with two main option grouped by groupBox in main form. First option is run server with specific behaviour for example I choose TCP protocol, type IP address, port number and ...
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Functional vs object-oriented style in C#

I'm learning functional programming and face the following confusion when applying it to my C# projects: I begin by writing pure, static functions and use function composition. After the code ...
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Should I use: One event multiple subscribers or multiple events multiple subscribers

I am writing a data acquisition application. I wondering whether I should use one event multiple subscribers or multiple events multiple subscribers. I am worried about performance. Also could I ...
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Is using Interface implemented by single class a not recommended practice? [duplicate]

I have several classes in C#, not just POCO class but with methods and implementations. Each of those classes implement one Interface. e.g. IPerson implemented by Person class. Employee implements ...
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What's the idea behind naming classes with “Info” suffix, for example: “SomeClass” and “SomeClassInfo”?

I'm working in a project which deals with physical devices, and I've been confused as how to properly name some classes in this project. Considering the actual devices (sensors and receivers) are one ...
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Using regions in C# applications [duplicate]

What is cons and pros using #region - #endregion tags in a C# application? Generally people are asking as disadvantages of using #regions. But I am asking if there is some advantages of #regions. I ...
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Argument over performance using Convert.ChangeType in Web Applications [duplicate]

A debate has been going on at work about using Convert.ChangeType. A couple of fundamental assumptions to this discussion are delineated below: 1. The discussion is within the context of web ...
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Which approach for coding a 'texture atlas'?

For a game project, I have a couple of textures coming from multiple sources and I need to pack all these within a single texture atlas. Example for a racing game circuit, there are textures for : ...
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How to unit test static void methods? [duplicate]

How does one go about unit testing static void methods? I have a few more questions: Is it necessary to unit test database queries like insert, select and update queries ? If so, how does one test ...
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A CLR SQL Server Stored Procedure calling an ASP.NET Web API

We are developing a big system with SQL Server database, ASP.NET Web API 2.2 services and another external services. We need to load more data on a table while we process the current data on it. To ...
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Legitimate cases of having .equals() behaving inconsistently with .compareTo()?

Java documentation says it's "strongly recommended" to have them behaving consistently. But are there legitimate cases of java/c#/python/etc Object.equals() method behaving inconsistently with the ...
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Application plugin system - interfaces - adding new features

Imagine I have an application, which have plugin system. public class MyPlugin : Plugin { public override ExecuteImpl (Context ctx) { // do something... } ...
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When it makes sense to implement C# explicit operator?

Follow-up of Is my usage of explicit casting operator reasonable or a bad hack? One of the users commenting on that question said that it's really bad if the casting operator creates a new object ...
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Is my usage of explicit casting operator reasonable or a bad hack?

I have a big object: class BigObject{ public int Id {get;set;} public string FieldA {get;set;} // ... public string FieldZ {get;set;} } and a specialized, DTO-like object: class ...
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Is the regex syntax in .net 3.5 the same as the regex syntax in the latest version of .net framework in c#?

Is the regex syntax in .net 3.5 the same as the regex syntax in the latest version of .net framework in c#?
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Appropriate Design Patterns [closed]

I have a list of objects which represent log entries like below. List<LogEntry> Entries; //Log Entries Read By A Log Reader The Log Entry Class contains following properties. public class ...
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Custom serializer or create base class which implements IXmlSerializable?

I am working on a project where I have very specific xml serialization specifications, that is: Some properties are elements, some are attributes Some properties are required others aren't Some ...
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Is there a better way to retrieve a ViewModel container starting from a Model?

I'm trying to figure out a more efficient method. To start, I have a viewmodel wrapping around a model. The model itself collectively becomes a tree. We'll call each model a Fragment: public class ...
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How to add a property to an object you can't change?

Let's say that I'm using a library and I would like to add a property that doesn't exist to an existing class. In this case, I'd like to add Color as a property of Fruit. namespace Library { ...
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Data integrity, BinaryWriter, C#

I've developed a data acquisition system for a scientific experiment. An FPGA buffers the scientific data in a FIFO and a C# program empty this FIFO at a rate of ~45MB/s. Because the duration of the ...
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Enterprise software: Where should the code go? [duplicate]

I recently went for an interview with a software company that claims to write enterprise level software. During the interview, the interviewer remarked that its better to use the database simply to ...
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Sharing core repository and object mapping logic between Unit of Work methods

I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this or if I'm doing some anti-pattern here. Like I say in the subject, I'm trying to share repository calls and object mapping logic between Unit of Work ...
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Enterprise Mashups. A good approach for .net

I'm in the middle of trying to talk our management into letting us do a portal that sits across the many, many systems that we use. I believe in using the best tool for the job so we have a good ERP, ...
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How much trouble can the use of Singleton class as Model cause?

In my latest WPF applications I've been using a Singleton class, that I call Model, to contain all my application's logic, such as file reading, information handling, etc.. In the WPF Views or ...
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Factory for creating a singleton instance

We have some legacy code that has a bunch of singletons all over the place (written in C#). The singleton is a fairly "classic" implementation of the pattern: public class SomeSingleton { ...
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Where to put a common database connection for my classes

I have several classes (Repositories) which do the task of saving/retrieving some objects in/from database; all of them need to establish a connection to one database. I thought in order to avoid ...
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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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Sharing info objects between objects?

I'm making a game and I have several cards that are created during the game. Each card needs some info, which is shared between cards of the same type. So I have a class CardInfo, which holds a name ...
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Down Sides to Using Properties as Opposed to Method Variables [closed]

I am debating the pros and cons of a couple of utility classes I have. The classes have a couple of properties which are set prior to calling the class methods. However, I was wondering if there are ...