Language essentials, gotchas
Suppose you have a list of strings – a nursery rhyme may be a good example. And you need to find ALL the words that match from another list of words.
Using LINQ to search a list for items in … Continue reading
These are just some quick tidbits about file processing in C#. Reading in files, reading in LARGE files, Reading and Processing Large Files.
Reading a file (use a StreamReader)
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Delegates encapsulate a method. All they do is provide an alternate way to call (‘invoke’) a method. This concept has been around for a while (function pointers in C – and other languages). In C#, there are three things to … Continue reading
I was confused by the appearance of ‘params’ in the signature of a method (see example snippet below). It seemed redundant – even if I removed it, the method worked just fine.
void DisplayStrings(params string strings);
Params allows a short-cut during … Continue reading
Normally, when you invoke a method, it is invoked synchronously on your calling thread. Since you made no provision to ‘unblock’ the main thread, the method essentially ‘blocks’ the thread – which means that nothing else can happen until the … Continue reading
This post does three things:
Provides a complete implementation of the publish subscribe pattern in C#.
Highlights 4 potential issues that are inherent to ANY publish subscribe implementation – including the one provided here.
Provides original, tested workarounds … Continue reading
The Problem Statement
You have just started working on an existing codebase – an n-Tier project – and noticed that the Exception Handling framework wasn’t as well defined as you would expect. Some specific things that bother you include:
Lack of … Continue reading
You know you are a techie at heart if you find yourself getting excited at the introduction of a couple of new interfaces.
.NET 4.0 introduces IObservable (Publisher) and IObserver (Subscriber). These interfaces were long overdue – … Continue reading
When tasked with generating Random numbers, some folks use a static method such as that shown below:
static Random rn = new Random();
static int ReturnNextRandom(int maxIndex)
One of the reasons is that they want to keep the same, common instance … Continue reading