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WPF: A Most Useful Threading Component

, 30 Dec 2009 CPOL
A threading component that shows failures/busy status and data.
using System;
using System.Windows.Input;

/// <summary>
/// This class provides a simple
/// delegate command that implements the ICommand
/// interface
/// </summary>
namespace ThreadingComponent
    /// <summary>
    /// Implements the ICommand and wraps up all the verbose stuff so that you 
    /// can just pass 2 delegates 1 for the CanExecute and one for the Execute
    /// </summary>
    public class SimpleCommand : ICommand
        #region Public Properties
        public Boolean CommandSucceeded { get; set; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the Predicate to execute when the 
        /// CanExecute of the command gets called
        /// </summary>
        public Predicate<object> CanExecuteDelegate { get; set; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the action to be called when the 
        /// Execute method of the command gets called
        /// </summary>
        public Action<object> ExecuteDelegate { get; set; }

        #region ICommand Members

        /// <summary>
        /// Checks if the command Execute method can run
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="parameter">THe command parameter to be passed</param>
        /// <returns>Returns true if the command can execute. 
        /// By default true is returned so that if the user of SimpleCommand 
        /// does not specify a CanExecuteCommand delegate the command 
        /// still executes.</returns>
        public bool CanExecute(object parameter)
            if (CanExecuteDelegate != null)
                return CanExecuteDelegate(parameter);
            return true;// if there is no can execute default to true

        public event EventHandler CanExecuteChanged
            add { CommandManager.RequerySuggested += value; }
            remove { CommandManager.RequerySuggested -= value; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Executes the actual command
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="parameter">THe command parameter to be passed</param>
        public void Execute(object parameter)
            if (ExecuteDelegate != null)
                CommandSucceeded = true;


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Sacha Barber
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United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

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