C# Split CSV string


Output

Tom
Cruise
Scott
Bob
at

Stackoverflow post:
https://stackoverflow.com/a/45799171/799593

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Read/Write Large XML Files


Up to certain extent the performance quite depends on .NET version your application is running on.

Another quick reference is Microsoft Patterns and Practices article

There’re 4 ways to read and write XML

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Parsing XML with special characters


It is pretty common to come across a scenario where we have to deal with special characters in XML. Like &, (, ), $, etc. With this fix the < be the only illeagal character.

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YouTube .NET API


https://github.com/ablaze8/YouTubeApp

Transcript Generator


Today, I want to share a utility program I built. This little program, takes subtitle files, and spits out a nice crisp paragraph. I tested this program with a directory containing subtitles of 2 movies, and on the 8th second, I was looking at their transcripts. To test the file I/O operation, I took transcripts for a graduate level computer science course. It was organized in sections and sub-topics, totaling about 200 small clips. Within 3 seconds, I had my class notes, which I could use to share with a class, highlight important things being said in the lectures without typing a word!

One more thing, it is free and open-source, you can literally clone it and start using it right away.

Visit: https://subtitlestotranscript.wordpress.com, for for examples, documentation and GitHub repo.

C# String Extension & Helper Methods


I enjoyed spending some time after creating some very useful (at least to me 😛 ) C# helper functions for string operation. So here is the gist of it Continue reading →

LINQ to XML and XPath


An XML needs to be parsed – I was told the other day. My first questions from experience, how big the XML is going to be? Do we know the schema? The answer : It’s never going to be bigger than few lines, as we use it to store our application’s menu – which may or may not have child(ren). And yes we know the XML schema. Enough said. Continue reading →

Extension Methods & Interfaces


Interfaces are used to logically encapsulate definitions for a group of related functionalities, contains only the signatures of methods, properties, events or indexers. On the flip side — “extension methods enable you to ‘add’ methods to existing types without creating a new derived type, recompiling, or otherwise modifying the original type.” I suppose you already know it. Now the question arises, even if this was somehow ‘technically possible’ … why do you need it ?

A famous man once said “with great power comes great responsibilities” – who said that what is that even mean, don’t matter. I said that because he said it. So now he was famous and getting said by two well known guys. urgh … let’s track this from the beginning…

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