In current project, I had to use some 3rd party APIs, which is exposed via COM Interop. I found some VB.Net code to consume, but I couldn’t find in C# implementation for the same. Here is the code snippet which is equivalent VB.Net CreateObject method.
Recently I had to implement XML Serialization in one of my class, it was deriving from base class, which has a dictionary property and XML Serialization was failing due to that. And here is the code snippet which will help you to serialize a .Net dictionary. It is implemented using IXmlSerializable interface
In one of my project, I am using OpenXML SDK for opening Excel files. Recently I got an issue like SpreadsheetDocument.Open() method was throwing an IOException, if the Excel file is opened by MS Excel, even if I set the isEditable parameter false.
Recently I had to work on FxCop, for static code analysis. For those who don’t know what is FxCop, check this link. But one issue I faced was, the report can be saved / exported from FxCop is only in XML format. I searched for tool which help me to convert this XML to any other formats like HTML or doc, but I couldn’t find anything. :( Then I found FxCop comes with some XSL file, which help you to convert the FxCop generated XML to HTML. You can find these XSL files under - “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Fxcop 10.0\Xml” folder. And here is the code which helps to generate HTML using XML and XSLT.
If you are using StyleCop for maintaining C# coding standards and conventions, we used to do Remove and Sort namespaces feature from Visual Studio. The Organize Usings options in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) provide an easy way to sort and remove using and extern declarations without changing the behavior of the source code. Over time, source files may become bloated and difficult to read because of unnecessary and unorganized using directives. The Organize Usings options compact source code by removing unused using directives and improves readability by sorting them. I am huge fan of keyboard shortcuts, but by default VS did come with a keyboard shortcut for this feature. This post is about adding a keyboard shortcut to Remove and Sort.