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Learn How to Build a Provider Framework - With an Easy to Understand Example Towards Applying the Provider Pattern

, 20 Jul 2007 CPOL 79.4K 560 155
After reading this article, you'll be able to: (1) Change your mindset a little bit, and start thinking about 'frameworks' instead of just 'code' (2) Understand a lot about practically applying the Provider pattern in your projects (3) Gain much knowledge regarding XML config files and providers.
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using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace Sumeru.Publisher.Framework
{
	/// <summary>
	/// Summary description for PublisherFactory.
	/// </summary>
	public abstract class PublisherFactory
	{
		private PublisherFactory()
		{
		}


		/// <summary>
		/// Creates the publisher and return a type of IPublisher
		/// </summary>
		/// <param name="assembly">The path to the assembly</param>
		/// <param name="className">The class name to instantiate</param>
		/// <param name="settings">The settings collection</param>
		/// <returns></returns>
		public static IPublisher CreatePublisher(string assemblyName, string className,  Sumeru.Publisher.Framework.Data.SettingCollection settings) 
		{

			try 
			{
				IPublisher ipub;
				
				Assembly asm=Assembly.LoadFrom(assemblyName); 
				System.Type type=asm.GetType(className);
				object pub=Activator.CreateInstance(type); 
				ipub=(IPublisher) pub;
				ipub.Init(settings);
				return ipub;
			}
			catch (Exception ex) 
			{
				throw ex;

			}

		}

	}
}

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