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C# ASP.NET MVC Basics Modeling and Presenting Data Updating the Controller

Christopher Debove
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Christopher Debove
Courses Plus Student 18,373 Points

Is there a reason for not using a static Repository class?

All my interrogations are in the title. Currently on the course we create a constructor to instantiate a new ComicBookRepository. Isn't it more optimized to use the repository with static methods ?

// Using
var comicBook = ComicBookRepository.GetComicBook(2);
// In place of
var comicBook = _comicBookRepository.GetComicBook(2);

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,607 Points

Interesting idea.

But you'd have to redefine the class and its methods to be static before you could call it that way. And since only one instance is being maintained, the "optimization" in speed or size might be hard to detect. But it should be doable if you really wanted.

Christopher Debove
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Christopher Debove
Courses Plus Student 18,373 Points

Yeah I know but it may be more simple too, no need to remember to instantiate a new repo on the controller. Thanks for the answer