In this article, I present a simple example of how you can apply the Decorator Pattern to a
DataGridView to extend its behavior without using inheritance. This article is not meant to be a tutorial on the Decorator Pattern. Rather, it is just a brief explanation of how I solved a particular design problem using a variation of the Decorator Pattern. With a bit of thought, the reader should be able to apply my design pattern to decorate other types of visual controls and components from the .NET Framework such as
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Back in the day when I did more Java development, I used Apache’s Commons Lang regularly to do all kinds of things like string manipulations and implementing Object.equals() and Object.hashCode().
Not too long ago, I started working more with C# and the .NET Framework and I found myself wanting some of the functionality of Commons Lang for the .NET platform. The closest thing I could find was Artur Trosin’s port of the EqualsBuilder and HashCodeBuilder classes from Commons Lang to C#. Artur’s excellent port saved me a lot of work. He even provided ported unit tests, which was a nice touch.
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I’m a big advocate of automated software testing with tools like the venerable JUnit for Java and the similar NUnit for the .NET languages such as C#.
Yesterday I was implementing some NUnit tests for a C# database access object (or DAO). If you have ever implemented such tests before you’ll probably agree with me that it’s important for your test data to be in a known and consistent state before every test run. …Continue reading » XtUnit Troubleshooting