Demystifying Generics in C#

Generics is a great concept in programming languages that was added to .Net 2.0 , it introduces the parameter T to types and methods. Generics improve code reusability, enforces type safety and prevents performance overhead of boxing/unboxing. Continue reading Demystifying Generics in C#

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Background Worker in C#

The BackgroundWorker is an event-driven way to perform an operation on a separate and dedicated thread. The BackgroundWorker is mostly used when you need to show the user a friendly progress while you are operating a long running process such as downloading files, connecting to database and getting results…etc. The idea behind the BackgroundWorker comes from its name; it processes some operations in the background and any other operation can be performed in parallel meanwhile. Continue reading Background Worker in C#