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#

Single Line Conditional Operators in .Net

>>> Article has moved to codingsonata.com Do you know that you can write a nested conditional statement in .net with true and false sides in a single line of code? Yes, this is possible. It can be done using the ternary/binary If operators in vb.net and their equivalent operators, the conditional operator  ? :  and the null coalescing operator ?? In additional to the above, and … Continue reading Single Line Conditional Operators in .Net