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A tough reality confronted when programming

Yesterday i spent almost the entire day debugging an issue in TopView where there was some inefficient looping. The issue was caused by my (and Dane’s) misunderstanding of when ListViews fire their ItemChecked events. Hint: it’s not when you’d think :wink:.

The rub is that i spent most of the day on learning some very arcane knowledge about Windows Forms. i assume that eventually Windows Forms support will end and we’ll have to transition to WPF and my arcane knowledge will be mostly useless.

i know i’ve learned a lot of transferable knowledge while debugging this issue, but it’s sad to have so much knowledge about something that will pass away and be forgotten (and it probably should be forgotten).

Programming is exciting and fun for me, but sometimes, this is what it’s like.