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I'm a Delphi-convert, mostly into WinForms and C#. My first article is from 2001, extending the Delphi-debugger, which is still visible on the WayBackMachine[^] and even available in Russian[^] Smile | :)
31 Dec 2018 CodeProject MVP 2019
31 Dec 2012 MVP: CodeProject MVP 2013
31 Dec 2009 CodeProject MVP 2010



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GeneralTemporaryOverride class Pin
Eddy Vluggen5-Oct-10 10:15
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Sometimes you'd temporarily want to change the value of a variable, and the most common pattern is probably the one below;
string temp = someObject.SomeValue;
someObject.SomeValue = "Updating, call again later";
    // do stuff
    someObject.SomeValue = temp;

I'm currently working in VB.NET, and it would seem like a dandy idea to be able to do something like the pattern below;
Imports System
Imports SubSystem

Public Class SomeLogger
    Public CategoryName As String = "None Specified"
    Public Sub DoLog(ByVal SomeText As String)
        Console.WriteLine("{0}:    {1}", CategoryName, SomeText)
    End Sub
End Class

Public Class Application
    Public Shared Logger As New SomeLogger

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Logger.DoLog("Hello World")

        Using Temporary.Override(Logger, "CategoryName", "Sub Main")
            Logger.DoLog("Hello World")
        End Using

        Logger.DoLog("Hello World")
    End Sub
End Class

Well, that's possible. Temporary is a static class, returning an IDisposable that wraps the property on said object. When the computer leaves the Using statement, the IDisposable will reflect the original value back, even if we exit the procedure by throwing a new exception.

The actual implementation as a reference;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Reflection;
using System.IO;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace SubSystem
    public class Temporary
        public static IDisposable Override (Object aObject, String aMemberName, Object aScopedValue)
            return init (aMemberName, aObject.GetType (), aObject, aScopedValue);
        public static IDisposable Override (Type aType, String aMemberName, Object aScopedValue)
            return init (aMemberName, aType, null, aScopedValue);
        static IDisposable init (String aMemberName, Type aType, Object aObject, Object aScopedValue)
            MemberInfo memberInfo = aType.GetMember (aMemberName)[0];
            switch (memberInfo.MemberType) 
                case MemberTypes.Property:
                    return new TemporaryOverrideProperty (
                        aObject == null ? aType : aObject, 
                case MemberTypes.Field:
                    return new TemporaryOverrideField (
                        aObject == null ? aType : aObject, 
                    throw new NotSupportedException ();

    public class TemporaryOverrideProperty : TemporaryOverride
        PropertyInfo _overridenProperty;

        public TemporaryOverrideProperty(Object aObject, PropertyInfo aProperty, Object aScopedValue)
            this._sourceObject = aObject;
            this.init(aProperty, aScopedValue);
        public TemporaryOverrideProperty(Type aSource, PropertyInfo aProperty, Object aScopedValue)
            this._sourceClass = aSource;
            this.init(aProperty, aScopedValue);


        void init(PropertyInfo aProperty, Object aScopedValue)
            this._overridenProperty = aProperty;
            this._originalValue = this._overridenProperty.GetValue(this._sourceObject, null);
            this._overridenProperty.SetValue(this._sourceObject, aScopedValue, null);

        protected override void Dispose(Boolean disposing)
            if (disposing)
                this._overridenProperty.SetValue(this._sourceObject, this._originalValue, null);
    public class TemporaryOverrideField : TemporaryOverride
        FieldInfo _overridenField;

        public TemporaryOverrideField(Object aObject, FieldInfo aField, Object aScopedValue)
            this._sourceObject = aObject;
            this.init(aField, aScopedValue);
        public TemporaryOverrideField(Type aSource, FieldInfo aField, Object aScopedValue)
            this._sourceClass = aSource;
            this.init(aField, aScopedValue);


        void init(FieldInfo aField, Object aScopedValue)
            this._overridenField = aField;
            this._originalValue = this._overridenField.GetValue(this._sourceObject);
            this._overridenField.SetValue(this._sourceObject, aScopedValue);

        protected override void Dispose(Boolean disposing)
            if (disposing)
                this._overridenField.SetValue(this._sourceObject, this._originalValue);

    public class TemporaryOverride : IDisposable
        protected Object _sourceObject;
        protected Type _sourceClass;
        protected Object _originalValue;
        protected TemporaryOverride()

        #region IDisposable implementation (MSDN adapted version)
        Boolean disposed = false;

        public void Dispose()

        protected virtual void Dispose(Boolean disposing)
            if (!this.disposed)
                if (disposing)
                    // Dispose managed resources.

                // Call the appropriate methods to clean up
                // unmanaged resources here.

                // Note disposing has been done.
                this.disposed = true;

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GeneralA clean CreateDelegate Pin
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NewsInterop with .NET, tested with Lazarus; Pin
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NewsStandard reader-pattern Pin
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GeneralTSQL: Fetch metadata for a table Pin
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GeneralTSQL: Fetch tables without Primary Key Pin
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GeneralRe: TSQL: Fetch metadata for a table Pin
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GeneralVisual Studio macro's: replacing the default help-system Pin
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