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Seems to be quite a common mistake with people who are new to ASP.NET, particularly with WebForms.

Along with using MessageBox.Show / MsgBox to display a prompt to the user; trying to open uploaded files using the file path passed from the client; and trying to send files to the client by saving them in a particular path on the server.

Visual Studio doesn't help much. When you debug the code, it's running as an interactive process on the same machine, with the same file system, so it makes them think they're doing the right thing.

Sometimes I think it needs a "n00b" mode. Every attempt to show UI should fail with an exception explaining the problem. Every Process.Start should run on a separate empty desktop, with huge messages telling them that it's running on the server, not on the client. Every attempt to access files outside of the application (which haven't been explicitly configured) should fail with a "file not found" error.

But then I look at QA, and realise that at least half of developers never read the error messages. Sigh | :sigh:



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