One situation I’ve witnessed numerous times is the fact that C# and the .NET platform is case-sensitive. This seems to cause problems for older Windows develoeprs that migrated from Visual Basic. One particular problem I encountered recently with an ASP.NET application was located in the Web.config file. The following line caused a problem with the application and the developer couldn’t figure out why:
Now, this is not invalid XML but it does conform to the design of the ASP.NET appSettings element. The
Unrecognized configuration section ‘appsettings’
Now, it took me a few seconds to realize the problem but it illustrates the point that the .NET platform is largely case-sensitive unless you utlize VB.NET as your language (but the Web.config remains case-sensitive regardless of the language). The correct Web.config entry would be:
These issues exist in the C# and J# languages as well, but those can be caught during compilation.