Recently, I have often had to use the well-known Visitor pattern. I used to ignore this pattern and thought that it simply complicates the code. In this article, I will share my thoughts about this pattern. We will talk about pros and cons, as well as what tasks it helps to solve and how to simplify its use. The code will be in C#.
This article features a few tricks to reduce the size of the code resulting from the use of the ‘strategy’ pattern. As you can deduce from the title, all these tricks will be related to the usage of generic types.
1. Hierarchy of classes involved in magic rituals
Suppose we have an abstract ‘vehicle’ class that can move (the Move method). This class has 3 descendants: a car, a plane, and a rickshaw. Each of them implements the method in its own way: (more…)
I’d like to tell you straight off that this article will concern not threads in particular, but events in the context of threads in .NET. So, I won’t try arranging threads correctly (with all blocks, callbacks, canceling, etc.) There are many articles on this subject.
All examples are written in C# for the framework version 4.0 (in 4.6, everything is slightly easier, but still, there are many projects in 4.0). I will also try to stick to C# version 5.0.
Firstly, I’d like to note that there are ready delegates for the .Net event system that I highly recommend to use instead of inventing something new. For example, I frequently faced the following 2 methods for organizing events. (more…)
Imagine that you want to convert your system from one state to another. The initial state is when DateTime is used everywhere, both in C# code and in the database. The final state is when DateTimeOffset is used everywhere. You want to make the transition smooth and make as few changes as possible. This description can be the beginning of a very interesting problem with a dead end at the end.
PowerShell is a Shell included in Windows to automate tasks in the operative system and other applications like SQL Server, SharePoint and Internet Information Services. You can create reports, start services, check the hard drive space, verify the RAM and more.
PowerShell can now be installed in Linux, Docker, and Mac.
You can use loops, comparisons, conditionals and more to create powerful scripts to automate tasks like creating Virtual Machines or SQL Servers in Azure.
In this new article, we will learn how to use the script task to invoke PowerShell in C#. The script task in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) allows using C# or VB code to extend the SSIS features. (more…)
The first version of ASP.NET MVC appeared back in 2009, and the platform (ASP.NET Core) was first relaunched last summer. During this time, the default project structure has remained almost unchanged: folders for controllers, views, and often for models (or perhaps ViewModels). This approach is called Tech folders. After creating a new ASP.NET Core MVC project, the organization structure of folders is the following:
Such a simple topic as type conversion would seem to be unworthy of the whole article. In C#, there is a suitable operator “(T)value” and types that implement it. So, this topic may be considered as closed. However, for 14 years of .NET existence, BCL developers and other programmers have come up with other four ways to convert value types.
When I was programming in C#, I used to send all recursive tasks to an unmanaged C code, since the .NET performance was problematic. And now, looking back at my past experience, I think of the benefits of such code division. Do I really benefit from it, and if yes, how much? What is the best way of building API with such approach? (more…)
C# is a multi-paradigm programming language. Recently, the course has been set towards new functional constructions in C#. We can go further and add other extension methods that allow writing less code without ‘climbing’ in the F# territory.