02-23-2011 12:14 AM
As I understand it, there's effectively no difference betwen the two functionality-wise. However, the "C# Snippet" has been deprecated, probably because someone goofed on the original implementation - they should have called them "code snippets" to begin with, but originally, C# was the only language they allowed for. So, now that they want to add support for more languages (like VBscript, Java, and the soon-to-be-utterly-dominant LOLCODE), they've got these existing C# snippets that are just causing confusion for everybody and making people feel bad for not having taken enough C# training courses back when that was the "hot" new programming language - sort of like what LOLCODE is today.
We're all secretly hoping that they'll figure out a way to automatically convert the C# Snippets into Code Snippets automatically, but then again, they're probably hoping all of us will convert them ourselves so that they don't have to build an auto-conversion program. Such is the way of the software industry.
John H. Hedges
JH3 Software LLC
03-01-2011 02:23 PM
C# Snippet Action Item (Obsolete) - Much easier to debug and update on-the-fly w/o having to go into AA and recompile/deploy all the time.
For larger coding projects - I put everything into my own external DLL and reference that in AA where I need it (Business Rules, etc.).