It’s possible to provide multiple generic enumerators for a single class. The trick is that clients must specify which enumerator to use.
Here is one way to parse and sort a string with comma-delimited numbers:
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Cloning C# objects is one of those things that appears easy but is actually quite complicated with many “gotchas.” This article describes the most common ways to clone a C# object.
Methods that affect a Windows Forms control can be executed only on the thread that created the control. .NET does not permit directly manipulating controls across threads. The Visual Studio compiler under .NET 2.0 will mark these attempts as errors. .NET 1.1 will allow them, but these will often result in unexpected behavior like incorrectly-painted controls.
It’s important to note that an enumerator does not have exclusive, thread-safe access to its collection. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads can still modify the collection. Therefore, a collection’s contents can change while enumerating through it, which will cause the enumerator to throw an exception. So there are three key ways to safely enumerate a collection:
When you execute a macro in Visual Studio, a balloon pops up in the system tray to indicate the macro is running, and it’s accompanied by the typical balloon “pop” sound. The problem is on most fast development PCs, the balloon is visible for only a fraction of a second and therefore of little use. And the pop sound can become annoying if you use macros extensively.