Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Windows Forms Validation Broken

Recently, on one of the internal DevelopMentor mailing lists, someone asked, “Hey Ian, you say that the Windows Forms architecture is busted. Why?” (Ian Griffiths is one of our Windows Forms experts.) Ian’s response was great, and since he doesn’t maintain a homepage at the moment, he’s allowed me to post it here. If you’re into Windows Forms at all, once you read this, you’ll probably want to run out and grab his book.

Here’s what Ian had to say.




  1. WinForms validation is definately difficult to use. MikeW put together some ASP.NET-like validation classes for WinForms and they work a treat. Check out http://www.genghisgroup.com.

  2. Cool. Thanks for the link.