Best extension for AOP! Reduces code re-wirte and helps us focus on much important to-do code ! Adds value by increasing maintainability..Increases separation of concerns ! The increased presence of transaction can be of great hep in certain scenarios..All goodies of AOP follow along with a great, mature product !
This is a superb tool, worth it for the automatic implementation of INotifyPropertyChanged alone. If you've ever developed for MVVM under WPF, you won't believe how easy this makes it. You just decorate your class with an attribute, and INotifyPropertyChanged is magically implemented - it even takes care of dependencies between properties.
Recently I stumbled across PostSharp and was immediately thrilled. To be honest, I had the prejudice, that code injection would be complex, slow, error prone and difficult to debug.
To test PostSharp, I implemented a simple NotifyPropertyChanged aspect in 30 minutes and it was so simple and non-intrusive, that I nearly forgot that I used a code injection framework. Debugging the injected code is straigt forward and just as easy as with regular code.
I am working with .NET for 13 years now and I think that I am a quite experienced .NET developer. But I am sure that PostSharp will profoundly change my daily work from now on. And I am a bit angry at myself that I haven't realized earlier the enormous potential of PostSharp.
One of the best extensions! This really lets developers focus on writing value-adding code. PostSharp has been a huge help in reducing the size of our codebase without sacrificing functionality - quite the opposite, our code has become simpler and more elegant while important aspects such as logging are implemented more consistent than ever before.
PostSharp provides a mature robust implementation of AOP for .Net. At a "black box" level, logging, contracts, thread safety and more can be implemented simply by adding a few "Attributes" to the code base. The necessity to add validation, try/catch blocks, and other boilerplate code then just goes away making your code minimal, simple, and maintainable.
Out of the box PostSharp provides a good library of attributes that can be used for common programming tasks. Attribute use is relatively straight forward.
Writing your own aspects/attributes is also possible. Indeed this is where the strength of PostSharp really comes into play. The learning curve here is a little higher but well worth the investment in time.
In terms of Visual Studio integration - you don't even realise PostSharp is a third party product. The integration is seamless and consistent with other Visual Studio visual cues and functionality.
I would unreservedly recommend the use of PostSharp for both green field .Net development projects, and as they say, for the ‘taming’ of existing .Net projects too.
Postsharp is awesome. So many impressive and efficient features that i can't wait to launch my new apps. It keeps me and my partners motivated and focus in business matters, thats the important part .. in the end .. creating and evolving our ideas. Also, very supportive with freelancers community. Happy and grateful. (Thank you I.M.)
In normal times you can use the extension in commercial projects.
However, the current version is a pre-release and is governed by our Evaluation License, which does not allow for use in production. Please use our current stable release 2.1 (http://www.sharpcrafters.com/download) for a version that can be use commercially today.