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Delegates in .NET

hand-010 I received the following question:

What is a delegate?  What problem does it solve?  and When might I use a delegate?

A delegate is essentially a function pointer.  We have used function pointers in various scenarios in the past to solve the problem of needing to execute user-defined code inside of another function or to fire events using the observed/observable programming pattern.… Read the rest

Overriding Events in VB.NET

Back in the day, you use to be able to override an event in VB by using the drop down list in the code window.  Today, I had a friend who is moving from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2008 ask me, “How do I override events in VB.NET now?”  All you get in the drop downs now is the event handlers.… Read the rest

OOP is not the main problem w/ ASP.NET

Over at Jeff’s Junk, Jeff discusses what he feels is the main problem people have with ASP.NET.  That is, they don’t understand object oriented programming.

Jeff, you’ve got half the problem.