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Who Is Using Contexts with ValidateThis, and How?

This is being cross-posted from the ValidateThis Google group in case there is anyone who uses ValidateThis and reads this blog, but does not subscribe to that group.

I'm conducting an informal survey (consisting of this post) to find out who is using the Contexts feature of VT and how they are using it. Mark Mandel and I had an interesting conversation the other night about contexts, in which he suggested that contexts might be unnecessary with some tweaks to the JavaScript that is generated for client-side validations. As we walked through all of the use cases that I've had for contexts it seemed that he was correct (unsurprisingly - he seems to have an annoying habit of being correct about things), but I imagine that other folks may have found different use cases.

So, if I could beg a minute or two of your time, for anyone currently using VT, would you mind answering the following questions:

  1. Do you use contexts?
  2. Can you provide me with some examples of what the contexts are? I'm particularly interested in knowing what problem you are solving by using the context.

Ideally you'd post your responses to the thread on the Google group, but if you'd rather not do that feel free to leave a comment here or email me directly.

Thanks for your help with this.