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How to detect if data has changed on a VB.net 2010 windows form

Last Modified: 2016-01-06
Coming from a long background in VB6 I can get creative with detecting 'isDirty' with key down, mouse down and such. With what I've found on the web, that process from VB6 seems like it is either overly complicated (or under complicated) comparatively for  vb.net.

My form contains a mixture of (all bound to Access tables)  masked text, textbox, Combobox and DateTime picker.

I've searched far and wide and am astounded by the diversity of ideas to process these events; which is why I'm back here.

1. What are best (accepted) practices to handle this?
2. Code sample?
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