"Performance matters," Bob was told on his first day. The company prided itself on using the latest, cutting-edge techniques, and emphasized the use of client-side code to keep the application responsive.

One day, while tracking down a JavaScript error, he got a very good picture of how their client-side code actually worked:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{ 
	if (!IsPostBack)
	{
		if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(Request.QueryString["input"]))
		{
			SearchTextBox.Text = Request.QueryString["input"].ToString();
			string script = "<script language=\"Javascript\">\r\n" +
				"var searchImageButton = GetControl(\"SearchImageButton\", \"INPUT\");\r\n" +
				"searchImageButton.click();" +
				"\r\n</script>\r\n";
			Page.ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(typeof(Page), "CheckEnterPressed", script);
		}
		Search(""); 
	}
}

	 
protected void SearchImageButton_Click(object sender, ImageClickEventArgs e)
{
	Search(SearchTextBox.Text); 
}


private void Search(string searchString)
{
	… //Do the actual searching
}