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What makes us think microsoft intentionally releases substandard software

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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!
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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$$.