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Undo Pending Changes caution
When using TFS within Visual Studio, if you undo pending changes on an ASPX file by right-clicking on that file in Solution Explorer and selecting "Undo Pending Changes", pay close attention to the dialog box about what files are going to have their changes undone. TFS will not only undo changes on the ASPX file you selected, but will also undo changes for the code-beside file. I have lost my work a couple of times with this feature. Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to change that behavior. If ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:02 PM

Developer documentation
In the last couple of shops I've worked that actually have documentation, what I have tried to accomplish with the developer documentation for the code was to be able to reproduce the code from the documentation. The documentation should give an overview of the page, contain all of the requirements and business rules in the Analyst documentation, and address all of the events that can occur on the page. How are fields populated? What gets validated when a button is clicked? If the application has ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 2:50 PM

"Read-Only/Edit/Read-Only" vs. "Always Edit" UI Designs
When designing a page in a web application, I have found that a page is more intuitive for end users if the page has a clear "Edit Mode" and "Read-Only Mode". With this design, the default mode of the screen is Read-Only, and the user clicks an Edit button to make the fields editable. The user then edits values as desired, clicks a Save button to save the values, and if everything saves properly, a success message is displayed along with the page in Read-Only Mode once again. I have seen a number ......

Posted On Monday, August 18, 2008 3:10 PM

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