Many Questions: Protected Constructors

Well here it is, one week into my many questions series and I’m already late for the second issue. I have a good reason though, as I took a long weekend to rock climb out at Stone Hill near Eureka Montana. If you are into climbing, I highly recommend it – Stone Hill has a…

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Many Questions: User defined conversions and Interfaces

I get a lot of questions about the rationale behind the design of the C# language. Over the next few months I’m going to try and make a point of posting a C# language design question up here every Monday. This week’s question comes from Erik Meier. I was wondering what the reason is to…

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A Quick note on using statements in C#

Nicholas Paldino(caspershouse.com) noticed a change in the C# using statement between Beta 1 and Beta 2 of VS 2005. Here’s the full story … In V1 and V1.1, the C# compiler accepted only types implementing IDisposable in using statements. In Beta1 of Whidbey we added support for the pattern based resource types, and in Beta2 we reverted…

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