Thursday, January 15, 2009

What are Smart Tasks?

This is yet another design aid from Microsfot to make life easier for the
developer and to increase his/her productivity. There are property windows and Property pages for customizing the controls at design time. Smart Tasks makes it even easier by listing the tasks a designer has to configure for a given control  on a web page or a windows form.

Here is an example. This is a SQLDataSource control on a web page.

To see what tasks need to be completed for this control, click on the right  pointing arrow. This changes the control as shown in this figure. There is just one task- Configure Data Source...

When you click on Configure Data Source link the wizard wakes up and will take you through the process of the configuration.

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