#631 – Code-Generation Tools and Partial Classes

C# supports the idea of partial classes–splitting the implementation of a class across multiple files.

You might use partial classes for code that you author, to help organize your code.  (E.g. Creating a separate file for each interface that your class implements).  But the main reason that partial classes are useful is that code generation tools can implement their portion of a particular class in their own file.  Because a code generator “owns” the file, it can destroy and re-build its part of your class without affecting the code that you’ve written.


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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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