For those of you who attended the dev lab last week at Microsoft, you’ll recall I handed out a questionnaire asking you how you would spend $100 across our extensibility feature set.
Well, the results are in! Here is how you, our customer, decided how you would spend that money. Note that some of the surveys went over budget (>$100) and some came in under budget (<$100) — I normalized the results to $100 (hence the floats).
|Access to other controls/components on the design surface||131.384|
|Access to resources, style, data sources etc.||115.0248|
|Custom Property Editors||103.9696|
|API for determining when a control is in design mode||91.37385|
|Specify a toolbox icon||84.61041|
|Custom Object Editor||76.09384|
|Custom Collection Editors||75.26635|
|Reusing Designer Components (editors, data binding picker and Property Grid)||73.42868|
|Customizing Control Creation||67.02088|
|Launch wizard on object creation||64.11646|
|Specify additional assembly references to add to the project when a control is added to the design surface||61.77895|
|Shadow a property at design time||57.33183|
|Support for Cider/Sparkle Metadata||57.19479|
|Default value initialization||48.14241|