Question How relevant is Programming Visual Basic .NET 2003?

doingITBeta

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Hi Guys,

It looks like I might be getting a VB.NET maintenance gig. So far, I've only done a basic COSC101 style VB.NET 2008 crash course, which only covered language fundamentals. I need to go deeper.

I've had a copy of Balena's Programming Visual Basic .NET 2003 book for many years now. From skimming the material, it looks very well written and deep. My question is, for those of you have read this text, how much of the book is relevant in 2012? Will everything I write for the .NET 1.1 framework still work in VS 2010?
 

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All the general principles will still be relevant but a lot has been added since then and there are various things that can be done other, possibly better ways now too. Everything you write in VB.NET 2003 will, in theory, still work in VB 2010 but it may not be the best way to do it and there may be some small changes required to satisfy the VB 2010 compiler.
 

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Thanks. Given that I may be maintaining old code, I think reading this 1400 page tome is worth it.
 
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