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Categories Technical
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 6, 2023

Add Nullable context attributes to EPiServer

With the nullable attribute features in .NET 5+, being able to know & account for if the given property is null, or if a validation method will indicate if a property is null, would be greatly beneficial for ensuring code written utilizing any EPiServer.* package is written cleanly & efficiently.

This would not break compatability with sites that choose to disable the nullable feature, as the attributes in question just indicate to the IDE what the acceptance & expectations are for properties being or having the capability of being null.

An example instance where adding nullability would aid in clarity are the ContentReference.IsNullorEmpty() method, where the property cannot be null when the method returns false. This would also help to clean up the various IDE warnings of properties being potentially null in different blocks of code, where the null check has already happened.