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Thoughts on "proper" coding

Posted on 2004-10-12
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Potentially part 1.
I'm curious what you guys do in 'the real world'.

When you code, do you skip object properties when you're using the default?

For instance:

txtData="My text"

or

txtData.Text = "My text"

I know it's 6 one way and a 1/2 dozen the other - just looking for what the general consensus is...
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Question by:sirbounty
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I, personally, never rely on the default properties.  txtData.Text is correct.  In recent updates to the language (VB.NET, for example), default properties no longer exist.  It's also harder to understand, for anyone re-reading your code; referring to txtData suggests you mean the control itself as in:

    Set a = txtData
    a.Text = "My Text"

says 'when I say a, I mean txtData', whereas

    a = txtData.Text

says 'put the text in txtData into a variable called a'.

Just my two cents...

HTH

J.
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I always use the properties.  IMO, the code is more readable and maintainable.

Also, VB.NET does not support default properties, so migrating code is easier if the properties are already in code.
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by:AzraSound
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I always type in the property, even if it is the default.  It's "cleaner" and there is no ambiguity, especially since not all object's have the same default property.
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Thanx guys. : )
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