PLists 1.0.0

There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
dotnet add package PLists --version 1.0.0                
NuGet\Install-Package PLists -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="PLists" Version="1.0.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add PLists --version 1.0.0                
#r "nuget: PLists, 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 PLists as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=PLists&version=1.0.0

// Install PLists as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=PLists&version=1.0.0                


A prototype-based extensible property list.


I was reading the excellent article by Steve Yegge "The Universal Design Pattern". I also needed a simple yet effective implementation of a property list which adhered to the "properties pattern", in order to help me build a configuration system which allowed to easily follow the concept of "convention over configuration".

I ended up building my own property list as an implementation of the IDictionary interface.


Creating and manipulating a basic property list is very straight-forward, as it's actually as operating on a Dictionary.

var pList = new PList<string, string> {
    ["prop1"] = "value1",
    ["prop2"] = "value2"

Assert.Equal("value1", pList["prop1"]);
Assert.Throws<PropertyNotFoundException<string>>(() => pList["propx"]);
Assert.True(pList.TryGetValue("prop1", out _));
Assert.False(pList.TryGetValue("propx", out _));

The power of PList comes in its ability to inherit from other PLists.

// Create another PList which inherits from the previously defined pList.
var extPlist = new PList<string, string>(pList) {
    ["prop1"] = "overriden",
    ["propx"] = "valuex"

// "prop1" overrides the same property defined in pList.
Assert.Equal("overriden", extPlist["prop1"]);
Assert.Equal("value1", pList["prop1"]);

// "propx" is defined only in the inheriting PList.
Assert.Equal("valuex", extPlist["propx"]);
Assert.False(pList.TryGetValue("propx", out _));

// "prop2" is inherited from pList.
Assert.Equal("value2", extPlist["prop2"]);

// A inherited property may be removed from the inheriting PList: the inheritance link breaks.
Assert.False(extPlist.TryGetValue("prop2", out _));
Assert.True(pList.TryGetValue("prop2", out _));

// A inherited property may be removed from the base PList: it won't be available in any inheriting PList.
Assert.False(extPlist.TryGetValue("prop1", out _));
Assert.False(pList.TryGetValue("prop1", out _));


PList is an in-memory property list. If persistence or any other more advanced usages are needed, you are free to extend it.

The class PList is sealed, so in order to extend it I strongly recommend you to use the "decorator pattern" by implementing the interface IPlist. Actually, PListitself extendsDictionary` through that pattern, so you are encouraged to do the same 😊.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net5.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  net6.0 was computed.  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 was computed.  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 was computed.  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 netcoreapp1.0 was computed.  netcoreapp1.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Standard netstandard1.0 is compatible.  netstandard1.1 is compatible.  netstandard1.2 is compatible.  netstandard1.3 is compatible.  netstandard1.4 is compatible.  netstandard1.5 is compatible.  netstandard1.6 is compatible.  netstandard1.7 is compatible.  netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net40 is compatible.  net403 was computed.  net45 is compatible.  net451 is compatible.  net452 is compatible.  net46 is compatible.  net461 is compatible.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen30 was computed.  tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Universal Windows Platform uap was computed.  uap10.0 was computed. 
Windows Phone wp8 was computed.  wp81 was computed.  wpa81 was computed. 
Windows Store netcore was computed.  netcore45 was computed.  netcore451 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETCoreApp 3.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.0

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.5

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.5.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.5.2

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.6

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.6.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.7.2

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 1.0

  • .NETStandard 1.1

  • .NETStandard 1.2

  • .NETStandard 1.3

  • .NETStandard 1.4

  • .NETStandard 1.5

  • .NETStandard 1.6

  • .NETStandard 1.7

  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 2.1

    • No dependencies.
  • net5.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net5.0-windows7.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages

This package is not used by any NuGet packages.

GitHub repositories

This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.

Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.1 380 4/16/2021
1.0.0 279 4/12/2021