This is definitely how MVP’s should act

Ran across this while trying to figure out if (and how) I could make replies to text emails automatically be html (well, without having to make a macro or addin or whatever).

Certainly it’s almost 2 years ago and was in a newsgroup at the time, but now it’s available at a nice official url and everything :)  Seeing something on the main MSCOM site that says this is kind of funny to me 🙂

http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?&lang=&cr=&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general&p=1&tid=0987E835-071B-414A-A1D8-8E71D9967E38&mid=0987E835-071B-414A-A1D8-8E71D9967E38

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grids in MVC – there’s gotta be a better way?

I watched Jeremy Skinner’s presentation on the MvcContrib grid (as linked to by the Gu) and while it’s nice, it’s still kind of depressing how far away it is from the web forms gridview+linqdatasource combo in terms of ‘automagically’ handling the typical scenarios of sorting/paging.  I ‘get’ that MVC is a trade-off, productivity vs. testability (etc), but I guess I was hoping that ‘standard’ grids would be a little less manual at this point.

Now, certainly I can use templating (etc) to reduce how many times I’d need to do the “build-up” of the fully functional grid, but still.

Course, that made me wonder how much of the Silverlight 4 + RIA Services story could be done with jQuery on the client side – I haven’t looked into the client-side data templating available yet, so maybe it’s already there – I’ll have to check it out 🙂

Any insightful/educational comments/links would be much appreciated! 🙂