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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Patrick Altman reminded me of a question I raised on the [aus-dotnet] list several weeks ago, regarding inheriting from BindingList<T> rather than List<T>. BindingList<T> is designed for data binding and data changed event notifications. If you derive from List<T> and you want to be notified when someone changes the collection, you will have to implement this yourself. David Kean has an excellent blog post on this subject and why FxCop encourages exposing Collection<T> over List<T> here.
The reason I mention this is because at a company where I was working recently, the programmer responsible for writing framework code was not aware of this. Thanks to David Kean, Bill McCarthy, Paul Stovell and Mitch Denny for their input.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com