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C# .NET - Using an Enum to Get a Resource

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

July 04, 2017

There are a variety of reasons one might want to get a resource associated with an enum element. For example, it might be necessary to find an error message to display to a user or return in a web service call. Or, perhaps you need to find an icon associated with a status, etc. This article shows how to find a string from a resource file . . .

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C# .NET Enum, Constant and Static ReadOnly

Enums Can Behave Like Constants

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

June 23, 2017

The C# .NET language has constants, and it has variables. A constant is essentially a value that is known at compile-time, whereas a variable is essentially a placeholder of a specific type for a value that can change at runtime. An enum is a bit of an anomaly because it defines a type with unique set of elements backed by an integer type . . .

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C# .NET -- Implied Generics in Extension Methods

A Really Cool Way to Raise Events

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

February 09, 2017

I have previously written an article on extensions methods, which included some information about using generics with extension methods. Since that time, I have stumbled across something I did not previously realize:

If the compiler can figure out the generic type from one of the parameters passed into the extension method, you . . .

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.NET Interlocked Operations

System.Threading.Interlocked Class

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

February 09, 2017

In a multi-threaded application, synchronization is key to protect data integrity. There are numerous ways to accomplish data synchronization in .NET and C#, such as the commonly used System.Threading.Monitor .NET Framework class and corresponding C# lock statement. But, when it comes to super-fast synchronization, nothing beats the . . .

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Functional Devices - RIBU1CW

One Relay Does It All

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

February 07, 2017

I have recently come across a pretty cool product for anybody interested in home automation. I am, in fact, using one of these devices myself to control the clothes dryer booster fan that I recently added to my crawl space. It is the Functional Devices RIB (Relay-In-Box) RIBU1CW:

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C# Extension Methods

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

May 24, 2016

Introduction

Extension methods have been part of the C# programming language since .NET 3.5 / Visual Studio 2008. An extension method is really nothing more than just a static method of a static class that can be called in a special way. In addition to being able to call an extension method directly by specifying the class and method . . .

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C# Question Mark Alias and Operators

Tim Leffelman

Programmer, Engineer

December 10, 2015

The C# language has several different uses for question marks. To programmers unfamiliar with these uses, it can be a bit confusing. However, once you know and understand them, they become second nature just like && and ||.

Operator Name VS C# Framework
a?b:c Conditional . . .

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