Where has .NET 2.0 been all my life?
I really like .NET 2.0 and I’m liking it more the more I’m use it.
Partial classes! How have I lived without partial classes all these years? It’s a fantastic idea where you’re using generated code like interface code. I’m absolutely itching to try this feature out with CodeSmith when I write my next data access layer. Makes my classes look prettier and it makes them harder to break when I go crazy with the shift+delete!
The new designer functionality is great too! Now webbies designers can be as pretty and interactive as those made by our windows forms brothers and sisters. I just want to get up and hug someone every time I resize a web control on a form and it tells me how big it is. :)
The new IDE is nice too. I’ll admit I wasn’t originally impressed by changes to the projects, but I feel a bit sheepish about this now because it does make my life so much easier. It’s taken running someone else’s project from being four steps to being two. It means I don’t have to open up a project or webinfo file in notepad to hack at the paths. The built in web server also means I don’t even have to search through the thousand odd folders in IIS to set up an application directory. It’s great. :)