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How to Initialize Flags Enumerations in C#

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I have a friend who is just starting to learn C#, so I am getting some interesting questions whose answers seem obvious to me but apparently not to beginners.  Today I answer the question: What’s the best way to initialize Flags enumerations in C#? As a quick review, here is how Microsoft describes the Flags


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Zoom the View in Visual Studio

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I was using Visual Studio on my laptop when suddenly the font in the code editor got so small I could barely read it.  I figured I must have engaged some obscure key sequence, so I did a little research and discovered there are many ways to change the zoom level in Visual Studio: Keyboard


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C# Modeling Tools

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C# modeling tools help you model, visualize, analyze, understand and document C# source code.  Most modeling tools use the Unified Modeling Language (UML), which is a standardized way to create visual models from object-oriented source code. Following is a list of modeling tools that run on Microsoft Windows and model software written with the C#


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I’m Back!

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My wife and I have returned from a one-year RV trip across western USA, Canada and Alaska.  It was an amazing trip, truly the adventure of a lifetime.  Although this has nothing to do with C#, if you are interested, please check out our photo tour at National Park Explorers and our behind-the-scenes blog at


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Dot-Net-News.com is For Sale!

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My Dot-Net-News.com blog and domain are for sale.  This sale includes Twitter and FeedBurner subscription accounts. Dot-Net-News.com provides the latest news and information about the Microsoft .NET Framework and development environment, including C#, F#, Visual Basic, and Visual Studio.  No fluff, no spam, just the facts, man. Read more at Dot-Net-News.com Related posts:.NET News Mono Related posts: .NET News Mono 2.8 Released with C# 4.0 Support Follow C# 411 on Twitter


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Google Considered C# as the Native Language for Android

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Wow, I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this little gem on TechCrunch: Android chief Andy Rubin wrote in a 2005 email, “If Sun doesn’t want to work with us, we have two options: 1) Abandon our work and adopt MSFT CLR VM and C# language – or – 2) Do Java Related posts: .NET Isn’t Dead Interview with C# Leader Anders Hejlsberg Mono v2.0 .NET for Linux Released


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C# Custom Enumerators Made Simple with the Yield Keyword

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An enumerator enables you to iterate over a collection in a foreach loop.  You can use foreach to iterate over all C# collection classes, because all C# collection classes inherit from the IEnumerable interface (regular or generic).  IEnumerable contains the GetEnumerator method, which returns an enumerator. Occasionally you may find a need to create a Related posts: Convert Between Generic IEnumerable<T> Convert Generic ICollection<T> Multiple Generic IEnumerable<T>


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.NET Isn’t Dead

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I jump into the controversy about the future of the .NET Framework and HTML5+JavaScript. Read “.NET Isn’t Dead” on DevTopics.com >> Related posts:Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Released Today Top 10 .NET News Stories of 2008 Apparently C# Doesn’t Suck Related posts: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Released Today Top 10 .NET News Stories of 2008 Apparently C# Doesn’t Suck


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Apparently C# Doesn’t Suck

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YourLanguageSucks is a wiki on theory.org that lists reasons why the most popular programming languages suck.  There are long lists of reasons why Java, JavaScript, C++ and PHP suck.  But the list for C# is very short: Supports ‘goto’. Two distinct sets of collections: non-generic and generic.  Stack and Queue have the same name in Related posts: Top 10 .NET News Stories of 2008 Adding Assemblies to the Visual Studio "Add Reference" Dialog Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Released


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Microsoft.CSharp.targets was not found

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If you receive the following Visual Studio compiler error: Error MSB4019: The imported project "C:Microsoft.CSharp.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. Open the current Visual Studio project file (with the .csproj extension) in Notepad.  Find this line: <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> And Related posts: Step into: Stepping over method without symbols Project is not selected for building in solution configuration Visual Studio Startup Project Not Saved in Solution File


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