The Nuclex.Support library is a general-purpose class library that is not bound to XNA. It contains functionality that is useful in all kinds of projects. This functionality includes additional Collection classes not provided by the .NET Framework (like a multi-array
as known from C++ or a
As a supporting library, Nuclex.Support is referenced throughout the entire framework. And because errors in such a basic layer would be very annoying, everything that finds its way into this class library is meticulously checked, documented and tested.
for the entire assembly (excluding the unit tests themselves) is 100.0% and
builds of any code committed to this assembly will automatically execute every unit test and verify coverage to make sure this requirement is met.
Nuclex.Support contains several collection classes that either implement new algorithms for Collections that are not supported by the .NET Framework or extend existing Collections to correct some oversights in the .NET Framework (such as the limited support
for read-only collections and non-observability of the entire Collection selection)
Sometimes, the need arises to append one stream to the other or to provide a callee with access to only a region of a stream. Nuclex.Support provides some classes that can do this without creating huge temporary memory streams or even temporary files.
Plugins are an elegant way to keep applications extensible and, even more important, force developers to avoid haphazard references between assemblies that might lead to a
Big Ball of Mud
Other noteworthy classes in the Nuclex.Support library