Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

Things that cheer Andy up #76112

I just found this piece on the latest version of the BCL (base class libraries) that will arrive in .Net 4.

And I'm delighted to see that they're simplifying a couple of things that have been a bit of a pain so far.  My favourite of which is converting strings to enums, which used to require:
try 
{
    string value = Console.ReadLine();
    FileOptions fo = (FileOptions)Enum.Parse(typeof(FileOptions), value);
    // Success
}
catch 
{
    // Error
}
but is now
string value = Console.ReadLine();
FileOptions fo;
if (Enum.TryParse(value, out fo)) {
    // Success
}
(and that TryParse is clearly using inferred typing - in the same pattern that I tend to use in my code.)
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