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Option Strict and aspnet 2.0

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I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

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-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
Jan 18 '07 #1
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To set Option Strict

1. With your VB Web project open, click "Tools", then "Options".
2. Make sure the "Show all settings" box is selected.
3. Go to "Projects and Solutions", and scroll down to "VB defaults".

You'll see the "Default Project Settings" and the "Option Strict" dropdown,
with "On" and "Off" choices.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
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"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message news:eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed in SP1. I can't seem
to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still seems we have to add the declaration at the top
of each and every single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com


Jan 18 '07 #2

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Did you try this answer before offering it? My settings are already set to
this. I then created a new class in my web project (thinking it's only
applied to new files added) and was able to add
Dim i As Integer = "some text"
with no problem.

That's bad.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
To set Option Strict

1. With your VB Web project open, click "Tools", then "Options".
2. Make sure the "Show all settings" box is selected.
3. Go to "Projects and Solutions", and scroll down to "VB defaults".

You'll see the "Default Project Settings" and the "Option Strict"
dropdown,
with "On" and "Off" choices.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message
news:eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed in SP1. I can't seem
to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still seems we have to add
the declaration at the top
of each and every single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com



Jan 18 '07 #3

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I havent used VB.Net in a while, I only use C# nowadays, but I seem to
remember that if you want to set option strict globally you need to
open visual studio to the start page, with no project loaded and change
the option strict setting then. all new projects from then on will be
option strict by default.

worth a try, but as I said, I haven't used VB for a while

C. Moya wrote:
I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
Jan 18 '07 #4

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Not sure as not yet for real under 2.0 but I remember to have seen this is
now in the web.config file i.e. it could be perhaps different dpeending on
weteherr you are prcompiling the site (in whihc case the project level
property could aply) or on the fly (in which case the web.config option
could be used).
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.coma écrit dans le message de news:
eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It
still seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every
single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com

Jan 18 '07 #5

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I have Option Strict On in Tools|Options->VB Defaults.
And also strict="true" in web.config.
It doesn't seem to matter.

It's also not in the list of bug fixes for SP1 (which is a fairly small list
considering the ludicrous amount of time that we've been waiting). But I
find it hard to believe that this hasn't been addressed... I'm hoping I'm
just overlooking something.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Patrice" <http://www.chez.com/scribe/wrote in message
news:uV**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Not sure as not yet for real under 2.0 but I remember to have seen this is
now in the web.config file i.e. it could be perhaps different dpeending on
weteherr you are prcompiling the site (in whihc case the project level
property could aply) or on the fly (in which case the web.config option
could be used).
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.coma écrit dans le message de news:
eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It
still seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every
single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com


Jan 18 '07 #6

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re:
That's bad.
It would only be bad if you couldn't modify the VS templates.

To change the default value of Option Strict, follow these steps:

Locate WebApplication.vbproj, inside:
drive:\VStudioInstallDir\Common7\IDE\ProjectTempla tes\VisualBasic\Web\1033\WebApplicationProject.zip

Extract it, modify the Option Strict line so it's On, save the file
and add it back to the zip file, overwriting the original file.

Notice thre's other files in the same zip file where the option must be set, too.

Also, do the same for any file in:
drive:\VStudioInstallDir\Common7\IDE\ProjectTempla tes\VisualBasic\Web
which has Option Strict = Off

I agree that the IDE is buggy regarding the setting of this option,
but there's a viable workaround, as detailed in this post.

btw, if you want to change the Option Strict option for other types of projects
( Windows app, Windows Service, etc. ), you'll need to do the same for *their* templates.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
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"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Did you try this answer before offering it? My settings are already set to this. I then created a
new class in my web project (thinking it's only applied to new files added) and was able to add
Dim i As Integer = "some text"
with no problem.

That's bad.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>To set Option Strict

1. With your VB Web project open, click "Tools", then "Options".
2. Make sure the "Show all settings" box is selected.
3. Go to "Projects and Solutions", and scroll down to "VB defaults".

You'll see the "Default Project Settings" and the "Option Strict" dropdown,
with "On" and "Off" choices.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message news:eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed in SP1. I can't seem
to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still seems we have to add the declaration at the
top
of each and every single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com





Jan 18 '07 #7

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I will try this workaround... though it seems kludgy. Regarding other types
of projects: no need... as Windows Forms projects respect the Option Strict
settings you specify. It's only ASP.NET 2.0 projects that brainnumbingly do
not.

Thanks for the tip.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:uT**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
re:
>That's bad.

It would only be bad if you couldn't modify the VS templates.

To change the default value of Option Strict, follow these steps:

Locate WebApplication.vbproj, inside:
drive:\VStudioInstallDir\Common7\IDE\ProjectTempla tes\VisualBasic\Web\1033\WebApplicationProject.zip

Extract it, modify the Option Strict line so it's On, save the file
and add it back to the zip file, overwriting the original file.

Notice thre's other files in the same zip file where the option must be
set, too.

Also, do the same for any file in:
drive:\VStudioInstallDir\Common7\IDE\ProjectTempla tes\VisualBasic\Web
which has Option Strict = Off

I agree that the IDE is buggy regarding the setting of this option,
but there's a viable workaround, as detailed in this post.

btw, if you want to change the Option Strict option for other types of
projects
( Windows app, Windows Service, etc. ), you'll need to do the same for
*their* templates.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Did you try this answer before offering it? My settings are already set
to this. I then created a
new class in my web project (thinking it's only applied to new files
added) and was able to add
Dim i As Integer = "some text"
with no problem.

That's bad.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>To set Option Strict

1. With your VB Web project open, click "Tools", then "Options".
2. Make sure the "Show all settings" box is selected.
3. Go to "Projects and Solutions", and scroll down to "VB defaults".

You'll see the "Default Project Settings" and the "Option Strict"
dropdown,
with "On" and "Off" choices.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message
news:eD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed in SP1. I can't seem
to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still seems we have to add
the declaration at the
top
of each and every single code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com





Jan 18 '07 #8

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Correct. If you have an existing VB project, you can set it in the project
project properties.

Mike.

"sticky" <st********@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I havent used VB.Net in a while, I only use C# nowadays, but I seem to
remember that if you want to set option strict globally you need to
open visual studio to the start page, with no project loaded and change
the option strict setting then. all new projects from then on will be
option strict by default.

worth a try, but as I said, I haven't used VB for a while

C. Moya wrote:
>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com



Jan 19 '07 #9

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Sure... you can set it in many places... like Tools|Options and Project
Properties for WINFORMS apps (which works) and web.config for ASP.NET 2.0
projects. The problem is that it DOES NOT WORK for ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

Apparently, you have to manually insert Option Strict On at the top of each
and every code module in ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

I read this has something to do with 2.0's "project-less" infrastructure...
but it's still a bug nonetheless.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Michael D. Ober" <obermd.@.alum.mit.edu.no.spamwrote in message
news:75******************@newsread1.news.pas.earth link.net...
Correct. If you have an existing VB project, you can set it in the
project project properties.

Mike.

"sticky" <st********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@11g2000cwr.googlegro ups.com...
>>I havent used VB.Net in a while, I only use C# nowadays, but I seem to
remember that if you want to set option strict globally you need to
open visual studio to the start page, with no project loaded and change
the option strict setting then. all new projects from then on will be
option strict by default.

worth a try, but as I said, I haven't used VB for a while

C. Moya wrote:
>>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be
fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com




Jan 19 '07 #10

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You can set it, but it doesn't work as expected.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"Michael D. Ober" <obermd.@.alum.mit.edu.no.spamwrote in message
news:75******************@newsread1.news.pas.earth link.net...
Correct. If you have an existing VB project, you can set it in the project project properties.

Mike.
"sticky" <st********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@11g2000cwr.googlegro ups.com...
>>I havent used VB.Net in a while, I only use C# nowadays, but I seem to
remember that if you want to set option strict globally you need to
open visual studio to the start page, with no project loaded and change
the option strict setting then. all new projects from then on will be
option strict by default.

worth a try, but as I said, I haven't used VB for a while

C. Moya wrote:
>>I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com




Jan 19 '07 #11

P: n/a
re:
Apparently, you have to manually insert Option Strict On at the top of each and every code module
in ASP.NET 2.0 projects.
Unless you modify the project templates as I outlined.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Sure... you can set it in many places... like Tools|Options and Project Properties for WINFORMS
apps (which works) and web.config for ASP.NET 2.0 projects. The problem is that it DOES NOT WORK
for ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

Apparently, you have to manually insert Option Strict On at the top of each and every code module
in ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

I read this has something to do with 2.0's "project-less" infrastructure... but it's still a bug
nonetheless.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
"Michael D. Ober" <obermd.@.alum.mit.edu.no.spamwrote in message
news:75******************@newsread1.news.pas.earth link.net...
>Correct. If you have an existing VB project, you can set it in the project project properties.

Mike.

"sticky" <st********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@11g2000cwr.googlegr oups.com...
>>>I havent used VB.Net in a while, I only use C# nowadays, but I seem to
remember that if you want to set option strict globally you need to
open visual studio to the start page, with no project loaded and change
the option strict setting then. all new projects from then on will be
option strict by default.

worth a try, but as I said, I haven't used VB for a while

C. Moya wrote:
I fully expected the lack of a way to set Option Strict globally to be fixed
in SP1. I can't seem to figure out if it has been fixed or not. It still
seems we have to add the declaration at the top of each and every single
code module. Am I missing something here?

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com





Jan 19 '07 #12

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"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:O7**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
re:
>Apparently, you have to manually insert Option Strict On at the top of
each and every code module in ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

Unless you modify the project templates as I outlined.
Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
Sigh. So it hasn't been fixed in SP1.
Thanks Juan... I've known about that "workaround" for eons. I was hoping SP1
fixed it.
It's truly (IMO) a dumbfounding lack of foresight on the part of the asp.net
team.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com
Jan 19 '07 #13

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re:
It's truly (IMO) a dumbfounding lack of foresight on the part of the asp.net team
Actually, the ASP.NET team has nothing to do with that.
The problem belongs to the Visual Studio Dev Team, not to the ASP.NET Dev Team.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
===================================
"C. Moya" <cm*@nospam.comwrote in message news:OT*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:O7**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>re:
>>Apparently, you have to manually insert Option Strict On at the top of each and every code
module in ASP.NET 2.0 projects.

Unless you modify the project templates as I outlined.
Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP

Sigh. So it hasn't been fixed in SP1.
Thanks Juan... I've known about that "workaround" for eons. I was hoping SP1 fixed it.
It's truly (IMO) a dumbfounding lack of foresight on the part of the asp.net team.

--
-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com

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