Taswar Bhatti
The synonyms of software simplicity
Tag: .net
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 […]

linq

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 […]

dotnet C#

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.

WPF

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 […]

dotnet C#

In C# there is a params keyword which allows a method parameter to take variable number of arguments. MSDN Some notes on param It must always be the last parameter in the function/method definition There can only be one params keyword in a function/method parameter signature Example:

But by changing it to params we […]

dotnet C#

In C# there is the out parameter keyword which causes arguments to be passed by reference. It is like the ref keyword, except that ref requires that the variable be initialized before it is passed. Example:

The out parameter keyword provides a way for a method to output multiple values from a method without […]

dotnet C#

In C# when using the ref keyword it causes an argument to be passed by reference, not by value. In order to use a ref as a parameter, both the method definition and the calling method must explicitly use the ref keyword, and also the variable must be initialized before passing in. In the example […]

dotnet C#

.NET provides in its System.IO namespace the Path class which performs operations on String instances that contain file or directory path information. These operations are performed in a cross-platform manner. Most of the time we see develeopers writing code like

But by using Path.Combine we can provide a cross platform path

By using […]

GhostDoc

Recently have been going through some old code to review the comments in them from other developers and what I find out is developers tend to have really bad comments & documentation in their code Example:

From the above code it is obvious that it is the constructor but does the comment tell me […]

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