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Do you use other people's components   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Oct 2002 to 27 Oct 2002

There are zillions of third party components in the market - both free and commercial. Do you use them, or do you prefer to write yourself.

OptionVotes% 
I use whatever 3rd party components will do the job.15219.05
I'll use whatever supported and documented components that will do the job.26332.96
I'll use 3rd party components only when there's no other choice.29436.84
I never use 3rd party stuff - I write my own.8911.15



 
General3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
John Lyon-Smith25-Oct-02 5:43
John Lyon-Smith25-Oct-02 5:43 
GeneralRe: 3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
Patrick Lassalle26-Oct-02 2:34
Patrick Lassalle26-Oct-02 2:34 
GeneralRe: 3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
Anonymous10-Apr-04 22:17
Anonymous10-Apr-04 22:17 
GeneralUse of 3rd party controls depends... Pin
LongRange.Shooter24-Oct-02 10:22
LongRange.Shooter24-Oct-02 10:22 
We have very rigid timeframes for getting apps out. It gets hard to do this when everyone is still learning the guts of .NET. Sometimes I dive into writing my own control to do what I want. If I hit a snag I go off to GOTDOTNET to see if someone has an answer. (after searching MSDN for an hour) But to do something outside my realm (put in a cool, graphic control that I have no artistic ability to create myself) I will use a 3rd party control. The company I am a part of also have purchased an enterprise license with one vendor that gives us some good controls as well. So we will use those controls outright. Other controls....they have to be free and provide source code.
GeneralNeed Choice: I only use third party controls when source code is supplied. Pin
NormDroid23-Oct-02 23:48
professionalNormDroid23-Oct-02 23:48 
GeneralWho's the 2nd party? Pin
Marc Clifton22-Oct-02 8:17
mvaMarc Clifton22-Oct-02 8:17 
GeneralRe: Who's the 2nd party? Pin
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:18
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:18 
GeneralRe: Who's the 2nd party? Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:23
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:23 
GeneralDecision factors Pin
Troy Marchand22-Oct-02 6:30
sitebuilderTroy Marchand22-Oct-02 6:30 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 2:45
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 2:45 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Paul Watson23-Oct-02 4:21
sitebuilderPaul Watson23-Oct-02 4:21 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 4:56
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 4:56 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Ed Gadziemski25-Oct-02 6:01
professionalEd Gadziemski25-Oct-02 6:01 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler25-Oct-02 8:29
Gary Wheeler25-Oct-02 8:29 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 7:26
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 7:26 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 8:11
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 8:11 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:22
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:22 
GeneralDependency issues Pin
Rob Caldecott21-Oct-02 2:50
Rob Caldecott21-Oct-02 2:50 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
Navin21-Oct-02 10:47
Navin21-Oct-02 10:47 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:19
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:19 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
Navin23-Oct-02 4:00
Navin23-Oct-02 4:00 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
peterchen23-Oct-02 11:09
peterchen23-Oct-02 11:09 
GeneralDepends on Cost & Client Pin
Paul Watson21-Oct-02 0:15
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Oct-02 0:15 
GeneralRe: Depends on Cost & Client Pin
Troy Marchand21-Oct-02 9:48
sitebuilderTroy Marchand21-Oct-02 9:48 

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