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arkane-base

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Base class library for Arkane Systems projects and free reuse.

Currently includes three actual libraries:

  • Arkane.Aspects is a set of aspects for use with PostSharp.
  • Arkane.Base is our general-purpose utility classes.
  • Arkane.Windows is our utility classes for use in WPF applications.

NuGet

Binary versions of the librariers are available from NuGet, at:

Prerequisites

arkane-base is compiled, in its NuGet package form, for .NET 4.5. It will almost certainly need some modification to compile against previous versions.

To compile the library requires the use of the Microsoft Code Contracts rewriter and of PostSharp itself (non-free version). To use the library requires neither (except for the Aspects, which obviously also require PostSharp), although contract reference assemblies are built for those who prefer to use Code Contracts, and this is, of course, recommended.

Dependencies

arkane-base brings in Reactive Extensions, Entity Framework, and PostSharp along with it. These are the things which I use in almost every project, one way or another, and so this doesn't bother me much.

Warning

Note that the "core" extension methods applicable to BCL classes have been placed into the appropriate System.* namespaces for ease of reference. To avoid the risk of name collision, they have been placed in a one-per-namespace partial class, ArkaneSystemsExtensionMethod.

Inclusions, Derivations, and Thanks

This class library includes code derived from the following sources:

Thanks are rightly due to the original authors of all of this code for both its initial development and for making it available to us all.

License

Licensed under MS-PL.

Derivative works based on, or redistributions of, this library must also comply with any special terms and conditions applying to code reused in this library, as noted.

Microsoft Public License (MS-PL)

This license governs use of the accompanying software. If you use the software, you accept this license. If you do not accept the license, do not use the software.

(1.) Definitions

The terms "reproduce," "reproduction," "derivative works," and "distribution" have the same meaning here as under U.S. copyright law.

A "contribution" is the original software, or any additions or changes to the software.

A "contributor" is any person that distributes its contribution under this license.

"Licensed patents" are a contributor's patent claims that read directly on its contribution.

(2.) Grant of Rights

(A) Copyright Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free copyright license to reproduce its contribution, prepare derivative works of its contribution, and distribute its contribution or any derivative works that you create.

(B) Patent Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license under its licensed patents to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, import, and/or otherwise dispose of its contribution in the software or derivative works of the contribution in the software.

(3.) Conditions and Limitations

(A) No Trademark License- This license does not grant you rights to use any contributors' name, logo, or trademarks.

(B) If you bring a patent claim against any contributor over patents that you claim are infringed by the software, your patent license from such contributor to the software ends automatically.

(C) If you distribute any portion of the software, you must retain all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices that are present in the software.

(D) If you distribute any portion of the software in source code form, you may do so only under this license by including a complete copy of this license with your distribution. If you distribute any portion of the software in compiled or object code form, you may only do so under a license that complies with this license.

(E) The software is licensed "as-is." You bear the risk of using it. The contributors give no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this license cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, the contributors exclude the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.