About Jolt.NET Libraries

Inspired by the Boost C++ libraries, Jolt.NET aims to complement the .NET Base Class Library (BCL) with algorithms, data structures, and general productivity tools. It is the hope of the authors that the features of Jolt.NET will one day be part of, or represented in the BCL and the .NET Framework.

Generic Type Support Enabled

This morning I committed revision 16788, which includes support for the acceptance of generic types by the ProxyTypeBuilder class. Consequently, the following tasks are now supported:

void CreateTypes()
ProxyAssemblyBuilder builder = new ProxyAssemblyBuilder();

// Creates IList<T> and ListProxy<T>:

// Creates IStack and StackProxy, the latter of which encapsulates a Stack<int> instance


void CreateMethods()
Type realSubjectType = typeof(System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<,>);
ProxyTypeBuilder builder = new ProxyTypeBuilder("namespace", realSubjectType);

// Add and ContainsKey are implemented in terms of generic type arguments.



If you use the ProxyAssemblyGen.exe program as your driver, then you should familiarize yourself with the .NET Assembly Qualified Name syntax for types. This syntax is used in the XML file that is passed to the console program, and the type names are ultimately passed to a Type.GetType() method for loading.

The ProxyTypeBuilder still lacks support for handling generic methods, and I've added code to explicitly warn a caller when such a method is encountered. My next task will be to work on issue #29, which addresses generic methods. Furthermore, I need to clean-up some of the code, remove some duplication, and ultimately update to Visual Studio 9/.NET 3.5/C# 3.0.

Things are looking good as we approach the first release!