I still use the m_ for private members. But I never liked the rest of the notation, and dropped them as soon as I could. It's not like everyone uses them consistently anyway. (And if I see pszrBlah or whatever again... I'll scream.)
You say yuo think 3.0 will widen the gap - in which way? LINQ will be implemented in both.
I was thinking more of Lambda Expressions and Extensible methods. It is these more obscure features which I THINK - and I'm stressing that this is just a guess - is going to be where the differences will come.
As for the "is it just personal preference" question. All programming languages can achieve the same thing - it's always a question of which tool makes it easiest to achieve what you want, and which tool you like.
To be honest I struggled to see the difference in terms of features between C# and VB.NET.
[edit:] I've just found out that operator overloading is a new feature in VB 2005. So it looks like VB has a different set of obscure language features.[/edit]
However, I'm not sure how that changes with .NET 2.0 - does VB support anonymous methods and suchlike? If not then it's a fair guess that C# 3.0 will make the difference more noticable.
Please do not place any shortcuts on the desktop.
Outlook has a good way to do a safe start: hold the ctrl button while you click on the shortcut. Every application should support this.
There's always been an IE shortcut on the desktop - they haven't added anything.
I'm afraid I'm not with you - for two reasons:
1 - I can't see the border on my copy of i.e. 7.
2 - I rather like it. Makes the page feel more like a paper page. But I guess that's just personal preference.
[edit:] I just noticed that it is simply difficult to see on pages which aren't white. - I still think it looks better that way though [/edit]
rjdohnert wrote:Just because I think MS is spying on me, doesnt mean they arent. They are and only irrational zombie boys think that if Microsoft could, they wouldnt.
SlackmasterK wrote:Yet by some definitions, America has more culture than most others.
I'm curious what those definitions are. As for me, I'm born and bred UK - English to be precise, seeing as all the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish folks I know get ticked off being lumped in with us anglo-saxons.
I grew up in a typical sleepy suburban village, so I've got the agatha christie view of england, except with broadband and expensive bus services.
The company I work for is trying to settle on a case tool for the software department.
It has to be UML 2.0 compliant, but apart from that we're pretty flexible. We're currently using System Architect - and hating it, so much so that it's putting everyone off modelling altogether.
Can anyone recommend a cheap case tool which would fit the bill? At the moment we're looking at a few, and Poseidon is beating the competition hands down - but are there any alternatives we haven't seen?
(I suggested using Team System, and was told that as we're not a purely microsoft development house it wouldn't be viable.)