Validation and More. And More and More.

by Peter Tyrrell Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:19 PM

We bought Peter Blum's validators and more package just recently. Everyone says it's better than sex for ASP.NET edit pages. Then again, that's the kind of thing your average .NET developer WOULD say. Unremediated social misfits, the lot. But I got more than I bargained for when I started working with them today. The validation controls, not the misfit developers. First clue was opening the user's guide, and seeing it was 235 pages. And, oh wait, that was only one of the user guides. There were a couple more, plus a tutorials PDF. I think it all added up to about 500 pages. Of instructions. Gawd. I slumped into instant depression. It's an in-depth package. It's going to do everything, and I'm going to be able to retire early with Peter Blum's Validation and More running the whole show for me. And now it's the end of the day, and I can say I have implemented exactly one (1) validation control that makes Title a mandatory field. I don't know whether to shoot myself or have a party.


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