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Created with Community Server

Don't you hate when tools try to promote themselves in your work, especially if you paid for them?

Last night I was noavigatin around in Reflector when I stoped by the embedded resource named System.Data.Odbc.OdbcMetaData.xml (in System.Data.dll 2.0). What I saw was both familiar and a little aggravating.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<!-- edited with XMLSPY v5 rel. 4 U (http://www.xmlspy.com) by Carl Perry (Microsoft) -->
<NewDataSet>
    ... xml content here ...
<NewDataSet>

In a way I also felt vindicated that MS is also a victim of this shameless, intrusive advertisement after inflicting it on many others as well (I'm talking to you ASP.NET HTTP Headers). BTW, thank you Visual Studio webforms designer for getting rid of those Meta tags you once put in my pages.

What other big offenders are out there? Free tools need not apply.


Posted 09-25-2008 7:33 AM by sergiopereira
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Comments

jstengel wrote re: Created with Community Server
on 09-25-2008 3:54 PM

It's irritating.  Kind of like how car dealerships put their logo on your car before you buy it.

sergiopereira wrote re: Created with Community Server
on 09-25-2008 4:07 PM

@jstengel LOL, it's exactly like that. I usually remove that sticker before driving off the dealer parking lot. We must be considered picky customers :)

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