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I have nothing against useful tools or getting brainless code generated instead of writing mile long source files. I use web services to separate the application logic from the UI. A lot. A web referece and autogenerated proxy to call the webmethods sure beat spending a few hours to write that thing. But I know how it works and could write it manually when the generated code does not work. Don't tell me that does not happen. There are some bugs which still appear since I started using webservices in .Net 1.0.

Even worse, I also know enough people who could not do some very basic things like implementing a custom event and a delegate. The same goes for the simple task of writing a simple event handler and wiring it up to an event. I would not like being helpless just because some editor does not do it with a simple double click in the right place or because the editor has decided that this is not the way how we do things. Don't tell me that does not happen. All I want to do is to edit some XAML. I don't expect the form designer to work, simply because the UI has nothing to do with WPF. You would not believe how much work it was to tweak my classes so that the designer lets me edit my XAML and otherwise staying out of my way. And I don't like it at all when tools obviously think they know better what we are doing and where we want to go.

It's not really productive when tools encourage ignorance or lazyness and it's not helpful when tools limit what I am allowed to do. I think it's more productive to work on a task instead of finding workarounds to make peace with some dumb tool. A little less may often actually be more.
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