what does Anders think about dependency properties in WPF? I find them confusing and difficult to use. Esp when I have not written any WPF for a few months. What is the case against building a "property changed notification facility" directly into the language?
// the "signal property changed" clause after the method declaration tells the
// compiler to call the method whenever the value of the specific property is changed.
// The name of the method does not matter.
// The parameters passed to the method are the before change value of the property
// and the current value.
// more than 1 method could be defined to be called when the value of the property
// The goal being that you could bind to a property in xaml without having to wire
// up a dependency property. The XAML compiler would create a "signal property changed"
// method for its use to be signaled when the property value changes.
private void CustomerNameChangedEventHandler( string wasValue, string newValue )
: signal property changed Name_Of_Property_Here