What happened to Smart Navigation?
20 April 2005 in .Net | Comments disabled

In a recent .net user group meeting in Wellington we saw a demonstration of Visual Studio 2005. Somebody asked about turning on Smart Navigation and the property was found not to be available. Reading through the known issues document of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2:

Issue: Setting a Control to have focus when smartnav is set to true, cause IE to crash on postback
Details: If SmartNavigation is enabled on a page in which either Control.Focus() is called or HtmlForm.DefaultButton is declared, and the user posts back to the server repeatedly, there is an increased risk of Internet Exlorer crashing. A typical sign that this has happened is an Internet Explorer dialog containing the text:

Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Workaround: Smart Navigation has been deprecated. To work around this issue, use the MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBack instead of Smart Navigation.

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