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The forthcoming .NET 2.0 Framework will introduce new important features. One of those features is genericity. Genericity is not really a new concept. It has been included in some previous languages as ADA, C++, Eiffel, and in the mathematical model of abstract data types (ADT). However, the C# 2.0 notation for genericity (see the first entry in the References section), the integration of genericity in the .NET type system, the efficient implementation of genericity in the CLR-JIT process, and the new generic features included in the reflection mechanism will strengthen .NET programmers' output. Genericity in .NET rests on the same basic reasons for which .NET promotes strongly typed languages: Readability: Explicit declarations tell readers about the intended meaning of the code Reliability: Thanks to explicit type declarations, a compiler can easily detect incon... (more)

Including Assertions in .NET Assemblies

.NET assemblies are superior to previous component technologies because they seamlessly provide multilingual support; introduce an excellent synergy between code and metadata; and inspire confidence through a strong type system and the .NET security policy. Nevertheless, .NET lacks a formal mechanism for specifying the semantics of the types offered by an assembly. This article shows how, using .NET attributes, it is feasible to introduce Boolean assertion clauses in .NET assemblies. Using reflection, these assertion attributes can be extracted, checked, and monitored at runtime. ... (more)

Dare to Use the Current Capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation

The Windows Presentation Foundation community is growing because WPF facilitates the development of better graphical user interfaces and graphical applications. But WPF's tri-dimensional resources are not developed compared to DirectX's capabilities and existing hardware potential. This article will explain how to develop panels to make it easier to lay out tri-dimensional figures in a Viewport3D. The Bi-dimensional Hierarchy In WPF the bi-dimensional world is hierarchically organized as shown in Figure 1. The type Visual is the base class of any element that can be shown in WPF... (more)