I hate .NET

Nothing much to say here right now…I don’t like .NET. It’s overly complicated to do simple stuff, requires a whole much of runtimes to be installed on the user’s computer, errors a lot (including Microsoft products), and causes all kinds of compatibility issues. For instance, some programs require .NET framework 1.x to be installed. Others require 2.x. They are two separate packages and don’t work with each other. Now, add the fact that another program may require .NET Framework 2.0 SP2. You would think 2.0 SP2 would work with the 2.0 SP1 or earlier program, right? Nope…it kills a bunch. Now you are stuck with having to choose which program is more important sine you can’t have them both running on the same computer at the same time.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Microsoft has started pushing out .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as a high-priority update on Windows Update. They don’t tell you that 3.5 isn’t even already on your system. It’s an “update” for something that probably isn’t even installed on your system. Even though it’s an “update”, they also don’t tell you that it will install .NET Framework 3.5, 2.0 and 2.0 SP2 on your computer if it’s not already there. Taking the paragraph above into consideration, imagine the problems.

Robyn’s work requires .NET 2.0 SP1 t use their AMS 360 software, which is the main application along with email that their employees use. .NET 2.0 SP2 or higher doesn’t work with it and it’s not anything that can be fixed with an update. Imagine her surprise when automatic update wanted to install version 3.5 SP1, and 2.0 SP2. Yeah…thanks Microsoft. Next time you come up with a development framework, build upon the previous version in increments. Don’t allow your existing stuff to crash and burn. There’s a reason people are making a push to Java, and it’s something you could prevent.

Also, bring the real Visual Basic back. VB.NET is a joke. I’m more than willing to adapt to new technologies, but VB.NET??? What were you thinking?

Comments (8)

RobynFebruary 10th, 2009 at 9:49 PM

I hate .NET…it is evil and should die…It really would have made more sense if .net 3.5 was just .net 2.0 + extra stuff…not something completely different. Grrrrrrr…..

JaysJanuary 17th, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Ah ha ha ha I love it. This is all my complaints compiled into a nice blog entry.

This is why I love C++. It’s a little more work but it’s worth it. Esp when your EXEs are standalone.

whathappenedtolimewire.comApril 12th, 2011 at 6:59 PM

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mister eJuly 2nd, 2011 at 8:39 AM

just googled I HATE .NET to see if i was the only one. The .NET framework is the devil’s arse, and it should die.

idoNovember 7th, 2011 at 10:39 AM

i hate netframework

TheRoofInhabitantNovember 24th, 2011 at 2:41 PM

VB6: 1 MB of Runtime Libraries

VB.NET: 40 MB of Runtime Libraries.

I learned C++.

xm stuffFebruary 29th, 2012 at 7:43 PM

welcome to .net hell of you somehow got something messed up with .net 3.5 on windows 7, and now quickbooks wont start on your accountant’s computer! You cant reinstall 3.5 on 7, because its part of the OS, and you will literally have to reload the entire machine. It is a BAD idea for developers to jump on the .net bandwagon. I have also seen medical software “error out” and prevent scanning/printing or saving due to .net errors, not to mention crapware in the gaming scene, and digital content distribution.

BobApril 1st, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I F*%#ING hate the way nutsosoft has desided to NOT release FULLY updated versions of this crappy software. Instead we have to download versions that have been hacked, then after exposing ourselves, download patches that are larger than the orginal install in total size.


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