DevextremeToys 8.0.0

dotnet add package DevextremeToys --version 8.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package DevextremeToys -Version 8.0.0
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="DevextremeToys" Version="8.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DevextremeToys --version 8.0.0
#r "nuget: DevextremeToys, 8.0.0"
#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 DevextremeToys as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DevextremeToys&version=8.0.0

// Install DevextremeToys as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DevextremeToys&version=8.0.0


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How to install

Follow instructions on Nuget.

About Extreme Developer's Toys

In dotnet framework there aren't some useful features. These features are essential and every time we start a new project we need them so we look for them or rewrite them. In this package there are some useful feature for every great developer.

  • ConcurrentList
    • like List<T> but thread safe.
  • String Comparer Extensions
    • With this extension you can use every string comparison but configured in the same way of your database.
  • String Extensions
    • It adds some feature like ReplaceFirst or ReplaceLast.
  • URL base 64 encode & decode
    • String extension to encode string to valid url encoded 64 and viceversa.
  • Reflection Extensions
    • It adds features to all object like SetPropertyValue and GetPropertyValue.
  • Json Extensions
    • It adds features to all objects like .ToJson() and .ToObject() for the string type.
  • Compression Extension
    • It adds features to all object to zip an instance of object.
  • Serializer Extensions
    • It adds features to all object to serialize them to and from byte[]
  • Cryptography Extensions
    • It adds feature to encrypt and decrypt strings
  • List<> or IEnumerable<> Extensions
    • It adds feature to List and IEnumerable such 'Split'
  • Visitor Extensions
    • It adds visitor (graph explorer\object tree explorer) to traverse object graph\aggregate

How to use

The first step is to install this package from Nuget.


Comcurrent List

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Concurrent;

Now you can use ConcurrentList in a multi threading environment

ConcurrentList<int> list = new ConcurrentList<int>();

ConcurrentList<MyClass> list = new ConcurrentList<MyClass>();
list.Add(new MyClass() { Name = "Test"});

String Comparer Extension

With this extension you can compare string with Case Sensitive and Accent Sensitive options.

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.StringComparer;

Now you can compare strings with database rules

You can configure comparer rule once or use different configuration for every comparison.

In this example we use a global configuration

CompareSettings.Instance.GetSetting = () =>
    return new Settings()
        CaseOption = CaseOptions.Insensitive,
        AccentOption = AccentOptions.Sensitive

string s1 = "à1abbbcccaaabbbccc";
string s2 = "à1ABBBCCCAAABBBCCC";

Assert.True(s1.CompareToDevEx(s1) == 0);

In this example we use a specific configuration

var localSettings = new Settings()
    CaseOption = CaseOptions.Sensitive,
    AccentOption = AccentOptions.Sensitive
Assert.False(s1.CompareToDevEx(s2, localSettings) == 0);

String Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Strings;

Now your strings have new features like ReplaceLast, ReplaceFirst

string s1 = "a1abbbcccaaabbbccc";
var r = s1.ReplaceLast("bbb", "ZZZ");

URL base 64 encode & decode

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Url;

Now your strings have EncodeURL64 and DecodeURL64 methods

string sourceString = "Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create \r\nse non etterne, e io etterno duro. \r\nLasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate";
var encoded = sourceString.EncodeURL64();
var decoded = encoded.DecodeURL64();

Reflection Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Reflection;

Now all objects have new features like:

  • GetPropertyValue
  • SetPropertyValue
  • GetFieldValue
  • SetFieldValue
  • GetPropertyAttribute
  • GetFiledAttribute
MyClass myClass = new MyClas();
myClass.SetPropertyValue(nameof(MyClas.Name), "My Name");

Json Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.JSon;

Now all objects have .ToJson() method and strings have .ToObject<>() method

TestClass myClass = new TestClass()
    Name = "My Name",
    Description = "My Description",
    Id = 10
var json = myClass.ToJSon();
TestClass deserialized = json.ToObject<TestClass>();

Compression Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Compression;

Now all objects have .Zip() method and byte[] has .Unzip<>() method

MyClass myClass = new MyClass()
    Name = "My Name",
    Description = "My Description",
    Id = 10
var zip = myClass.Zip();
MyClass unZipped = zip.Unzip<MyClass>();

Serializer Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Serialization;

Now all objects have .Zip() method and byte[] has .Unzip<>() method

MyClass myClass = new MyClass()
    Name = "My Name",
    Description = "My Description",
    Id = 10
var tmp = myClass.ToUTF8ByteArray();
MyClass deserialized = tmp.FromUF8ByteArray<MyClass>();

Cryptography Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Strings;

Now all strings have .AesEncrypt method and .AesDecrypt methods

string key = "12345678901234567890123456789012";
string iv = "1234567890123456";
string plainText = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890";
string encrypted = plainText.AesEncrypt(key, iv);
string decrypted = encrypted.AesDecrypt(key, iv);

List<> or IEnumerable<> Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.List;

Now all List<> or IEnumerable<> have .Split method

IEnumerable<int> list = new[] { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 };
var subLists = list.Split(3);

List<int> list = new List<int>();
var items = list.Split(3);

Visitor Extensions

Add this using

using DevExtremeToys.Visitors;

Now all objects .Visit method

MyClassA a = new MyClassA();
//fill object properties (collection, objects, internals...)
a.Visit((nodeInfo) =>

... New features are coming soon ...

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
Compatible target framework(s)
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Version Downloads Last updated
8.0.0 172 12/9/2023
2.0.0 303 4/7/2023
1.4.0 416 7/21/2022
1.4.0-beta 148 7/9/2022
1.3.0 414 7/9/2022
1.2.0 364 6/4/2022
1.1.0 385 5/28/2022
1.0.1 367 5/26/2022
1.0.0 367 5/22/2022
0.0.3-beta 141 5/21/2022
0.0.3-alfa 159 5/21/2022

- (new) .net 8 support
 - (new) url friendly string base 64 encode and decode
 - .net 7 support
 - Added .Pad Extension to string type
 - Fix AmbiguousMatchException in ReflectionExtensions
 - Visitor Extension now has stop visiting feature
 - added Async Visitor Extension
 - Concurrent Generic List (thread safe)
 - Object to JSon and viceversa
 - Object to zip and viceversa
 - String comparison with case sense like database
 - Reflection utilities
 - List utilities
 - Cryptography utilities
 - Visitor Extension
 - And more...
 - See documentation and examples at: