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  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Safer C# Constructor-based Dependency Injection with readonly

    Most people would have used the const keyword while doing C# development, but I had never heard of the readonly keyword before. Well, this weekend I had a friend point out this keyword and the first usage that came to mind was constructor-based dependency...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    Why isn't there an Assembly.Unload method?

    We frequently get asked why you cannot unload an assembly from an app domain. After all, you can do a FreeLibrary() in unmanaged code to unload a DLL, and the CLR is just using DLL's right? Reasons to Want to Unload There are generally two reasons...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CEWSDLGen 5.0 - Windows CE 5.0 CEC files...

    I now have CEWSDLGen for Windows CE 5.0 up and running, this integrates nicely with the new Windows CE 5.0 build system - initially I didn't like the change from the 4.2 CEC format to the new 5.0 'sources only' build system - I thought it was neat that...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Paul Vick discusses the question that just won't go away... VB or C#?

    I get this question a lot, and I explain many of the same things that Paul goes through in this post, so I'd love it if more people would read this material: The "native" .NET language? In the comments on my post on language choice , Patrick asked “isn...
  • sunitc's WebLog


    It has been a long time since I have written a component that sends email. In the .NET world, sending email has been made very easy and all the objects are defind under the System.Web.Mail namespace. System.Web.Mail is a simple wrapper for the COM objects...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    HelpSvc.exe has gone insane!!

    Ok, for the past two weeks I've come back to my computer only to notice that HelpSvc.exe is taking up 100% of one CPU and System is taking up about 60% of another. I'm not the only one who had this happen to him. Kevin has the same problem but he got...
  • Visual Studio Data

    The *native* .NET Language? (by yag)

    Paul Vick has a great blog entry about C# being called the “native” .NET language and using functions in the VisualBasic namespace (some of which are faster than doing it the System namespace). A few key quotes: “The bottom line,...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Blogging - tools and wish list...

    Ok, so here I am trying out W.Blogger, I still have Visual Bloggar installed, and of course have Internet Explorer as a backup. each application I've tried seems to have some nice features, it would be awesome to get the following into a single application...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    enum->class Refactoring the OO way

    This one was pretty much TheoY’s. I coded it up, which probably means I corrupted his idea. So, give him credit for the good parts and I’ll take balme for the bad parts. Pretty much the same approach was taken in C++ by Johny in his...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Generic Enum helper dud

    I hoped I could write a generic helper class that you could use when Refactoring your enum to a class. I wrote this: class EnhancedEnum <T> where T : struct { public readonly T Value; public EnhancedEnum (T value) { this .Value...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Refactor enum->class: Answer 1

    This is the follow up to the enum->class refactoring post . So, one approach is to try to decode what ‘enum’ does in C#. Thomas Eyre’s answer is pretty much the same, with a couple differences: · Thomas wrote his TDD...
  • John's Blog

    Mother's, SPOT and Starbucks - a sign of the times

    You know that you are really living in the future when your mother sends an instant message to your SPOT watch telling you that Starbucks are opening their first coffee shop in Northern Ireland . Now when I return home for a visit I won't have to wander...
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