I am easy to please when it comes to small and simple things that make my life as a developer easier. For example, I came accross something I had not noticed before in ASP.NET while reading a post from Dave Burke. The HtmlHead class exposed by the Page class as Page.Header. I love this. It makes it so easy to get to, and manipulate the header attributes for a page. A simple act of changing the page's title, style, etc before was a pain. Now it's just setting a few properties.
To change a page's title:
this.Header.Title = "This is the new page title.";
To add a style attribute for the page:
Style style = new Style();
style.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Navy;
style.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGray;
// Add the style to the header for the body of the page
this.Header.StyleSheet.CreateStyleRule(style, null, "body");
To add a stylesheet to :
HtmlLink link = new HtmlLink();
Simple and elegant. I guess I can finally get rid of my helper classes to do all of that and keep things simpler. Sad that I had not noticed that was there in 2.0 earlier.