Further to the last post on my implementation of a strongly-typed variant of WeakReferemce, I thought it would be apropos to post another utility class surrounding weak references. This one really is more academic than useful considering that one could just stick WeakReference<T> into a regular Dictionary<TKey, TValue> and get almost the same functionality. All this class really does is hide away how we're managing the reference inside the dictionary.

So there you have it, WeakReferenceDictionary<TKey, TValue>. It's not a complete replacement for a regular dictionary as it doesn't support all the same interfaces such as the ICollection or ISerialization. Also, I haven't fully commented everything as well as perhaps it should be. I'll leave all that as an exercise for you.

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