AF.Extensions.Caching 1.0.0

.NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package AF.Extensions.Caching --version 1.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package AF.Extensions.Caching -Version 1.0.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="AF.Extensions.Caching" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AF.Extensions.Caching --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: AF.Extensions.Caching, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install AF.Extensions.Caching as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AF.Extensions.Caching&version=1.0.0

// Install AF.Extensions.Caching as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AF.Extensions.Caching&version=1.0.0


Create unique keys for use with any caching system. 🔑🔑🔑


Let's say you have a .NET core app and you want to create a unique cache entry in your IDistributedCache based on several different values.


// Create a cache key factory instance
var cacheKeyFactory = new CacheKeyFactory();

// You can also change the encoding and token seperator used when creating keys by passing 
// them into the constructor. UTF8 encoding and the tilde symbol (~) are used by default.
var cacheKeyFactory = new CacheKeyFactory(Encoding.UTF8, "~");

Then use the derive methods to generate a key as a string, hexidecimal hash, or a byte array:

string stringKey = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveStringKey("Hello", 123); // "Hello~123"
string hashKey = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveStringKeyHash(HashAlgorithmType.Sha1, "Hello"); // "F7FF9E8B7BB2E09B70935A5D785E0CC5D9D0ABF0"
byte[] byteKey = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveByteKey("Hello", 123);


You also have the ability to pass a generic parameter which is prepended to the key. This can be useful for creating context or groupings around a set of keys. The first parameter is bool useFullyQualifiedTypeName = false and determines if the fully qualified type name is used or just the simplified name of the type. The remaining parameters are any number of inputs as normal to create the key:

var key = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveStringKey<CacheKeyFactory>(); // "CacheKeyFactory"
var key = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveStringKey<CacheKeyFactory>(false, 123, "Hello"); // "CacheKeyFactory~123~Hello"
var key = cacheKeyFactory.DeriveStringKey<CacheKeyFactory>(true, "World"); // "AF.Extensions.Caching.CacheKeyFactory~World"
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1.0.0 467 5/17/2020