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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

PostSharp Technology

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Description: PostSharp is a pattern-aware compiler extension for the programming languages, C Sharp (C#) and Visual Basic (VB). It allows developers to remove boilerplates by offloading repeating work from to the program. PostSharp contains ready-made implementations of the most common patterns and gives users the ability to build automation for personal patterns.

This software comes in six editions that each provide niche capabilities. These include PostSharp Framework, PostSharp Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), PostSharp Diagnostics, PostSharp Threading, PostSharp Caching, and PostSharp Essentials. The PostSharp Essentials edition is offered as Freeware, while all other editions have trialware available. However, there is a single download for all editions and licenses, and therefore, this assessment covers all editions.

This technology does not store user data, but there is an optional integration, through the use of PostSharp XAML edition, that would allow PostSharp to integrate with other Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) frameworks.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.7
Decision Date: 07/28/2020 at 14:38:00 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PostSharp Technologies
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/28/2020 at 14:38:00 UTC).