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VB.NET best practice for where to set initial values on a form

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When coding initializations in a Windows form, does it matter whether it's done in the New sub or in the Load event?

For example, when initializing a form I might want to:
- set Me.Text to the application's name and version
- capture the user's name
- create collections of objects for use later in the code
- load settings from a file or database to load into combo boxes or other objects
etc etc

Is it better to do these sorts of things in New or in Load? Or are some things better done in one than the other?
Éric Moreau
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