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.
Binary versions of the librariers are available from NuGet, at:
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.
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.
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:
The AddGenericConstraint attribute and task are derived from Gael Fraiteur's reimplementation of Jon Skeet's unconstrained-melody rewriter using PostSharp, originally found at http://www.postsharp.net/blog/post/generic-constraints-for-enums-and-delegates .
DisposerByDelegation and DisposerByReflection are derived from code by Nils Jonsson, described here: http://blog.nilsjonsson.com/post/9880142753/disposing-of-objects-that-should-implement-idisposable
The JetBrains.Annotations annotation attributes for ReSharper, which the library uses extensively, are included in the library per their Apache licensing, to avoid having to carry the reference around everywhere. See http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/webhelp/Code_Analysis__Annotations_in_Source_Code.html .
Various classes in Arkane.Base are derived from code taken from the "Miscellaneous Utility Library" ( http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/miscutil for original library and license; Copyright (c) 2004-2008 Jon Skeet and Mark Gravell. )
Various extension methods are derived from the ".NET Extensions Method Library for C# and VB.NET" ( http://dnpextensions.codeplex.com/ ), Copyright © PGK GmbH 2008-2010, used under Apache License 2.0.
Various extension methods for Enum and Delegate are derived from Jon Skeet's unconstrained-melody project ( https://code.google.com/p/unconstrained-melody/ ; Copyright (c) 2009-2011 Jonathan Skeet. All rights reserved. ), used under Apache License 2.0.
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.
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