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Recently, I faced a following dilemma: I was binding a TextBlock to a string property of a class instance, and when that instance was null, I wanted to show a placeholder that had to be localizable. Here is what I learned.
I have recently updated my hobby desktop app, Bewitched, from .NET 4.6 to .NET Core 3.1. The process was mostly painless as I was late to the game and most Nugets were already updated for .NET Core 3 / Netstandard support. I lost no functionality - except the ability to localize the UI. Here's what I did to get it back.
SQLite is king. It works great for a multitude of use cases, which include desktop apps, web apps, embedded scenarios, and others. Does it have alternatives? And how about .NET - does it have a database that would be more native to the ecosystem? Yes it does. It's called LiteDB.
I test how I can use Nuget packages when fooling around with Jupyter notebooks using C#.
I dip my toes into the fresh waters of .NET Interactive. An intro post.
I love the switch expressions in C# 8. They are a nifty little tool to move away from procedural ways of thinking and writing code. However, they seem to also contain dangers that could take away years of progress made in OOP.