16.1 Spell-check your interface.

Although Visual Basic .NET has no internal tool to spell-check your interface (the text that appears in label controls, message boxes, and such), you should visually spell-check all of your forms before compiling a final build. Spelling errors probably won’t affect the stability or usability of your program, but they will leave your users with a negative impression. Once users begin to react negatively to a program, they tend to overreact to every little issue they come across. The way users deal with truly important problems (bugs) depends greatly on their overall impression of the product. Making sure all visible text is spell-checked and that correct grammar is used is an easy step toward overall ...

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