Using a Generic Dictionary

Of all the predefined generic container classes, the one probably worth more detailed study is the generic dictionary84, TObjectDictionary<TKey, TVa1ue>. Other classes are just as important, but they seem to be easier to use and understand. As an example of using a dictionary, I've written an application that fetches data from a database table, creates an object for each record, and uses a composite index with an customer ID and a description as key. The reason for this separation is that a similar architecture can easily be used to create a proxy, in which the key takes the place of a light version of the actual object loaded from the database.

These are the two classes used by the CustomerDictionary example for the key and the actual value. The first has only two relevant fields of the corresponding database table, while the second has the complete data structure (I've omitted the private fields, getter methods, and setter methods): type

TCustomerKey = c1ass private

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