Taswar Bhatti
The synonyms of software simplicity
Tag: dotnet

In C# 7 there the new feature called Local functions in C#. Basically Local functions allow one to write a function within the body of another method or function. It comes in handly in the case lets say you are creating a helper function that are mostly just used in one class or where the […]


In C#7 there are Expression Bodied Accessors which allows you to write getter and setters somewhat more functional way like lambda’ish. Let me show you an example. You may remember the old way of writing getter and setters like below.

When using C#7 you can use Expression Bodied Accessors like below which makes the […]


In C#7 there are Digit Separators and Binary Literals which were added. One may wonder what these are? Basically you can replace long number values with underscore (_) such that code readability is improved. Let me give you couple of examples of it to make it clear.

Neat but it doesn’t end there you […]


So one may ask “What is the advantage of using discards in C#?”, and if you don’t know what discards are you can check out the MS C#7 Documentation about it. Basically discards are variables in simple terms, and the declaration of the variable as a discard is by assigning it the underscore (_) as […]


In the second blog post series “Redis for .NET Developer” I will show how we will use C# to connect to Redis. If you want to learn how to install Redis, visit my previous post on Intro to Redis for .NET Developers – Installing Redis on Windows. We will be using StackExchange.Redis library to connect […]


I just got back from MVP summit from Seattle, and there were lots of new and cool stuff about the future of .NET and web development with vNext. I would strongly to suggest that you join the virtual developer Microsoft conference Connect(); http://www.visualstudio.com/en-ca/connect-event-vs On the 12th you will have keynotes from Scott Gu, Scott Hanselman […]


Here is a quick C# tip of counting up values of a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> where the values contains a List<T> using Linq. Lets say you have a Dictionary that contains Dictionary<string, List<Guid>> and you wish to find out how many items of Guid you have. You can easily do it by the Sum Linq aggregate […]

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Here is a quick C# tip, when using string compare don’t use

use the Equals and StringComparison.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase enum.

The thing you need to note is which rules are appropriate current culture, the invariant culture, ordinal or another culture entirely. One can create the compare from StringComparer.Create(culture, true)

dotnet C#

Here is another C# tip. Most of the time when you are trying to get a value from dictionary you would try to check if the key exist or not something like.

But one can use TryGetValue

The benefit of using TryGetValue is that the dictionary is synchronized, there is no race condition.


Here is a hint when using WPF and you may come into a situation where you want to databind an element to its Parent ViewModel. As an example lets say you have a view that is binding to ViewModel and inside your xaml you have a control that has DataTemplate The code Below we are […]