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Detestable

Here's an addition to your dictionary from Matin Fowler

Detestable (adjective): software that isn't testable. (from someone at the Sydney XP group, whose name I sadly forgot.)

Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:08 PM

ViewState and listbox/combo controls
Via Dino Esposito ... Imagine your page includes a drop-down list control filled with 300 country names. Do you think it will be persisted across postbacks? To this question, my answer would be NO. Wrong. The right answer is true. And where do you think all that stuff is stored across postbacks? In the viewstate, of course. You may have heard (from me, for example) that data-bound controls don't persist their data source to the viewstate. For list controls (drop-down, checkboxlist, listbox), this ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:41 AM

VB6 Petition?

http://classicvb.org/petition/
Oh, man....This is really depressing to the VB developer in me. Sort of  like finding unmentionables in your parents' night table. Understandable on one level, totally disgusting and embarrassing on another.

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2005 2:29 PM

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