First published on MSDN on Aug 28, 2018
Good Day All!
We are back with the Tuesday’s Featured Post where we discuss a Forum Post or a Forum Thread from the MSDN or TechNet Forums and then highlight the value that they added.
In online community forums we can find various types of questions and answers form which we can learn many thing such as
programming best practices
how to highlight or present the issue to the community
etc. So, for this week pick for the featured post I have selected
Check if an application running already
from .NET Framework Forum.
In this post Original Poster is like to know that the solution OP is decided to use for checking if an application or process is already running or not, are there any alternative better and faster approach is available or not.
This forum post is a good example of
finding solution of programming problems in online community forums.
If you look closely, the OP of this thread provided necessary information, to be specific the
(one of the main requirement to understand code related issue) about how the existing solution is implemented and asking about any alternative and faster approach is available.
In this thread, we can see that everyone who answered the question they answered it gracefully with example and detail explanation. This can tell by the
helpful post count
marked in the answers. Answerer's in this thread shares knowledge's about the better approach of handling the exception in try/catch block in the code that OP posted and explained what issue will raise in the OP's approach. Also OP points out some of the exception getting in his/her approach, which is an example of finding solution of programming problems in online community forums. Community forums is an important source that people use to find
answers to questions
. When people use forum for answers, the returned threads can be of very low quality in terms of providing informative answers. Some threads are either long conversations without any final conclusive answers or contain answers that do not work.
I hope that this post helps and see you on the next one.