Tom Archer explains how to use the Microsoft Text Driver and the .NET ODBC Classes to read formatted text data.
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Tom Archer illustrates how to parse comma-delimited text—when the data contains quotes, commas, and blanks—and return the data in a managed array.
In some situations, it is beneficial to have a single class implement two interfaces. Tom Archer illustrates this technique and explains when you would want to use it.
Versioning your collections is important when the data held by a collection can be modified while a client is enumerating that data. Tom Archer presents a versioning technique he's told Microsoft uses internally.
Tom Archer illustrates step-by-step instructions for making your collection classes sortable by any of your class's members.
The .NET Base Class Library defines interfaces that enable you to quickly and easily define your classes. Learn how to write client code that enumerates these interfaces in a type-safe and object-specific manner.
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If you have written solid code, you have accomplished one half of the objective. Solid code is the protagonist, or hero, of our story, but testing is the more sedate side kick that often saves the day after the hubris of the hero has almost certainly lead to calamity.