App_Code Class Help: good practice


S

sck10

Hello,

I created a class (public class General) with the following. My question
is, is this good practice to have a group of methods(?) in one class, or
should I have a separate class for each method? I'm not sure if this makes
sense, but can/should you put more than one class in a file (myclasses.cs)?
Any help would be appreciated...

Thanks, sck10


public class General
{

public void HidePanels(Page MyPage)
{
// my code
}

public void SetFocusControl(Control FocusControl)
{
// my code
}

public string ClearCell(object RepeaterValue, string CompareValue)
{
// my code
}

protected void SendMail(string From, string To, string Subject, string Body,
string Client)
{
// my code
}

}
 
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S

Steven Cheng[MSFT]

Hello Steve,

Since the class in your case is a small helper class specific to the
ASP.NET application(you put it in App_Code directory), you can simply put
those methods within one class. Also, using mutiple classes to group
methods of different categories should be a good practice, for your
scenario, you can group those helper methods which perform control
collection manipulation into a single class.. And of course, you can put
multiple classes in single code file if they have the similar functions.

If you want to design some formal and reusable class library components,
you can consider following some more detailed coding and designing
guideline and best practices. Here is a web article on C# coding style
guide:

#C# Coding Style Guide
http://www.csharpfriends.com/Articles/getArticle.aspx?articleID=336

BTW, if you have interests, you can have a look at the following book which
is recommended by many developers for .net class library and framework
designing(I've bought one myself :)):

#Framework Design Guidelines
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321246756/103-5289819-9757452?v=glance&n=2
83155

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead



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S

sck10

Thanks Steven,

Appreciate the info and I'll have to check out the book you recommended...
 

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