Inheritance and Dapper.net

dapper

Question

I decided to use Dapper.net because it seems to be doing only what I want : mapping, I don't need anything fancy , I'm just bored to handle the mapping between my datareader and my object.

My problem :

Let's say I have these class :

class Foo{
int ID;
string Name;
}
class Bar : Foo{
string FavoriteMoovie;
}

And these tables :

Foo 
- ID
- Name

Bar
- FooID
- FavoriteMoovie

So I'd like to know how I can select my Foo and Bars in the same query ?

My only idea so far is

  • SELECT all the Foos that are not Bars
  • then SELECT all the Bars

I can't use the overload of the method "Query" because there are just here for mapping relationships.

Popular Answer

in the case when one table per hierarchy TPH, it is easy to get all concrete childs Class, especially if the BaseClass is abstract

abstract class BaseValue
{
    public BaseValue()
        : this(0, 0, string.Empty)
    {
    }

    public BaseValue(int id, double value, string dimension)
    {
        Id = id;
        TypeName = GetType().Name;
        Dimension = dimension;
        _value = value;
    }

    protected double _value;

    public double RawValue
    {
        get { return _value;  }
    }

    public int Id { get; protected set; }

    public string TypeName { get; protected set; }

    public string Dimension { get; set; }

}

abstract class BaseValue<T> : BaseValue
    where T : struct
{
    public BaseValue()
        : this(0, default(T), string.Empty)
    { }

    public BaseValue(int id, T value, string dimension)
        : base(id, 0, dimension)
    {
        Value = value;
    }

    public T Value
    {
        get
        {
            if (typeof(T) == typeof(float))
                return (dynamic)(float)_value;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(bool))
                return (dynamic)(bool)(_value > 0 ? true : false);
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(int))
                return (dynamic)(int)_value;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(TimeSpan))
                return (dynamic)TimeSpan.FromSeconds(_value);
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(DateTime))
                return (dynamic)new DateTime((long)_value);
            else
                return (dynamic)_value;
        }
        set
        {
            if (typeof(T) == typeof(float))
                _value = (float)(object)value;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(bool))
                _value = (bool)(object)value ? 1 : 0;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(int))
                _value = (int)(object)value;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(TimeSpan))
                _value = ((TimeSpan)(object)value).TotalSeconds;
            else if (typeof(T) == typeof(DateTime))
                _value = ((DateTime)(object)value).Ticks;
            else
                _value = (double)(object)value;
        }
    }
}

class IntValue : BaseValue<int>
{
    public IntValue()
        : this(0, 0, string.Empty)
    { }

    public IntValue(int id, int value, string dimension)
        : base(id, value, dimension)
    { }
}

class BoolValue : BaseValue<bool>
{
    public BoolValue()
        : this(0, false, string.Empty)
    { }

    public BoolValue(int id, bool value, string dimension)
        : base(id, value, dimension)
    { }
}

class FloatValue : BaseValue<float>
{
    public FloatValue()
        : this(0, 0, string.Empty)
    { }

    public FloatValue(int id, float value, string dimension)
        : base(id, value, dimension)
    { }
}

class TimeSpanValue : BaseValue<TimeSpan>
{
    public TimeSpanValue()
        : this(0, TimeSpan.MinValue, string.Empty)
    { }

    public TimeSpanValue(int id, TimeSpan value, string dimension)
        : base(id, value, dimension)
    { }
}

class DateTimeValue : BaseValue<DateTime>
{
    public DateTimeValue()
        : this(0, DateTime.Now, string.Empty)
    { }

    public DateTimeValue(int id, DateTime value, string dimension)
        : base(id, value, dimension)
    { }
}

and Repository select from TPH table:

class Repository
{
    public IEnumerable<BaseValue> GetAll()
    {
        IEnumerable<BaseValue> values = null;

        using (SqlConnection cn = new SqlConnection(""))
        {
            cn.Open();

            const string query = "SELECT Id, TypeName, RawValue, Dimension FROM Values";

            values = cn.Query<BaseValue, object, BaseValue>(query,
                (value, ignore) =>
                {
                    BaseValue child = null;

                    if (value.TypeName == "IntValue")
                        child = new IntValue(value.Id, (int)value.RawValue, value.Dimension);
                    else if (value.TypeName == "BoolValue")
                        child = new BoolValue(value.Id, value.RawValue > 0, value.Dimension);
                    else if (value.TypeName == "FloatValue")
                        child = new FloatValue(value.Id, (float)value.RawValue, value.Dimension);
                    else if (value.TypeName == "TimeSpanValue")
                        child = new TimeSpanValue(value.Id, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(value.RawValue), value.Dimension);
                    else if (value.TypeName == "DateTimeValue")
                        child = new DateTimeValue(value.Id, new DateTime((long)value.RawValue), value.Dimension);

                    return child;
                });

            cn.Close();
        }

        return values;
    }
}



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