How can I improve my login script and is there a cleaner way to get the same result? I had this project and redesigned it using MVP patten . Working with this patten is a new challenge for me. It's hard to tell if I've done the best work possible.

My project is composed of Models, Views, Presenter, Repository

In my program.cs I initialized my loginView:

ILoginView view = new LoginFrom();
new LoginPresentor(view, sqlConnectionString);

The login Form Shows up and I enter Username and Password and click on Singin would run this:


private void Login(object sender, EventArgs e)
        bool emptyUser = _loginView.UserName == "";
        bool emptyPassword = _loginView.Password == "";

        if(emptyUser!= true && emptyPassword != true)
            IUsersRepository _userRepository = new UserRepository(_sqlConnectionString);
            _isLoggedIn = _userRepository.GetByUserAndPassword(_loginView.UserName, _loginView.Password);
                IMainView view = new DashboardForm();
                new MainPresentor(view, _sqlConnectionString);

what I'm doing here is create the function to check for the user and password in the database in the UserView where I can enter and delete etc.. and I add new Repository to the UserView to get the data and check if a get any data data return true else return false and use it in the Login Form to show the next View

This is the Rest of the code

Models/ IUserRepository.cs (interface)

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace Inventory.Model
    public interface IUsersRepository
        void Add(UserModel userModel);
        void Update(UserModel userModel);
        void Delete(int id);
        IEnumerable<UserModel> GetAll(); // Populate all Data
        IEnumerable<UserModel> GetByvalue(string value); // For Search
        bool GetByUserAndPassword(string name, string password); // Get Data By username and password


public bool GetByUserAndPassword(string name, string password)
    var userList = new List<UserModel>();
    bool isLogin;
    using (var connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    using (var command = new SqlCommand())
            command.Connection = connection;
            command.CommandText = @"Select * FROM Users where UserName = @name And UserPassword = @password";
            command.Parameters.Add("@name", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = name;
            command.Parameters.Add("@password", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = password;
            using (var reader = command.ExecuteReader())
                while (reader.Read())
                    var userModel = new UserModel();
                    userModel.Id = (int)reader[0];
                    userModel.Name = reader[1].ToString();
                    userModel.Password = reader[2].ToString();
                    userModel.Role = reader[3].ToString();
            if (userList.Count > 0)
                isLogin = true;                       
            isLogin = false;
    return isLogin;

*Note I still did not add Error message to Failed Login


1 Answer 1


Some quick remarks:

  • Who taught you to do this: bool emptyUser = _loginView.UserName == "";? Why not use what everyone uses: string.IsNullOrEmpty()?

  • You say IUserRepository.cs is in the folder Models, despite it not being a model but a repository. But then its namespace is Inventory.Model, so that means its namespace doesn't correspond with its location (Model" vs "Models"). This is bad.

  • Don't use ADO.NET. Use a lightweight ORM like Dapper, or a full ORM like Entity Framework.

  • Don't store a password in plain text in your database. There are plenty of technologies available to securely manage users; at the very least you'll need to encrypt the password. Look into subjects like authentication and authorization.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you For these helpful notes, I Edit the way to check for empty values and for the 'Inventory.Model' I've changed the folder name seems that some of the namespace use the old Name I update it as well now all of them refer to Models \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 18:19

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