Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 79 - LINQ to XML

September 4, '07 Comments [2] Posted in Learning .NET | LINQ | Podcast | Programming | XML
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My seventy-ninth podcast is up. I've been poking around with LINQ to XML and I reports my findings to Carl about life with XDocuments and XElements. We also talk about the bridge classes that link (no pun intended) System.Xml and System.Xml.Linq.

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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, September 07, 2007 2:28:31 AM UTC
Scott, as always a great show. One comment as a clarification, you mentioned in the show regarding extension methods that you could add a Surname property to an existing class using extension methods. To do that, you would need Extension Members not methods. Currently the extension method implementation requires stateless static/shared methods. Well, if your static class contains a static dictionary which was indexed by the passed in object's GetHashCode... Yuck, that's getting so ugly and unscalable, I'm not even going to keep fleshing this out. As I was stating, the static methods should be stateless method calls not stateful properties.

It is worth mentioning that, while extension methods are powerful, they can indeed be quite dangerous as I mentioned at http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/archive/2006/04/27/893.aspx.
Friday, September 07, 2007 4:14:15 AM UTC
You're absolutely right, I mixed members and methods. Thanks for the reminder!
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