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What makes us think microsoft intentionally releases substandard software

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What makes us think microsoft intentionally releases substandard software

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What makes us think microsoft intentionally releases sub standard software.
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    pnnfc

    In order to judge the product, one must be able to properly run the product. In too many cases, I cannot find in their own documentation how to do basic, fundamental things. I usually have to search the 'net. Pretty slick, eh? Act incompetent and allow your customers to do your work for you: debug, document, product improvement, etc. ALL FOR FREE!
    One example:
    In almost every software that uses forms there is a need to limit what a user can enter in a text box. But no! Both VB and C# Express have no such object for numerics. You have to search the help, and add a class to your program manually. I know, I'm a beginner, but still, what a pain in the a$$.

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    Tony Hopkinson

    How far do you go?
    Numbers only.
    And back space, enter / return - sign, decimal separator, thousand separators..
    Is blank zero, or zero blank. Auto rounding, to what precision. Scientific notation. Hex data entry....

    Just create a component of your own, use that instead of the standard textbox. You can get rid of all the stuff you don't need like multi line wordwrap, you can default to middle right, you'll leran more doing this than f;ing abot with onkeypress event handlers all the tme.

    If it's too much hassle you can buy or probably download one for free. Careful though, some are badly implemented drivel, or do about eighty other things you don't need.

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    pnnfc

    In order to judge the product, one must be able to properly run the product. In too many cases, I cannot find in their own documentation how to do basic, fundamental things. I usually have to search the 'net. Pretty slick, eh? Act incompetent and allow your customers to do your work for you: debug, document, product improvement, etc. ALL FOR FREE!
    One example:
    In almost every software that uses forms there is a need to limit what a user can enter in a text box. But no! Both VB and C# Express have no such object for numerics. You have to search the help, and add a class to your program manually. I know, I'm a beginner, but still, what a pain in the a$$.

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    Tony Hopkinson

    How far do you go?
    Numbers only.
    And back space, enter / return - sign, decimal separator, thousand separators..
    Is blank zero, or zero blank. Auto rounding, to what precision. Scientific notation. Hex data entry....

    Just create a component of your own, use that instead of the standard textbox. You can get rid of all the stuff you don't need like multi line wordwrap, you can default to middle right, you'll leran more doing this than f;ing abot with onkeypress event handlers all the tme.

    If it's too much hassle you can buy or probably download one for free. Careful though, some are badly implemented drivel, or do about eighty other things you don't need.