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About Third Party Controls

Oren Eini (Ayende) has an interesting entry about Third Party Control libraries.
Oren writes,
 
"…Overall, I think that they spend quite a few man months trying to get those controls exactly the shape that they wanted. Eventually they abandoned most of them (there are remains here are there), and are using controls built in-house  (mostly based on the default MS ones) to do all their presentations…"
 
"…In most cases, I find that I don’t need all that extensability / features in a control, I usually need a very small subset (which you probably couldn’t sell alone, so it gets a lot of extra functionality, to fit a lot of cases). Writing that functionality by myself wouldn’t take much longer than learning a new control and figuring out how to get it to where I want…"
 
A lot of link harvesting today 🙂
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