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Old 03-08-2009, 08:54 AM
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Hello all.......

I finally broke down and jumped in to the world of dot Net after hacking at VB 6.0 for couple of years. In an all out assault to tackle the dot NET beast I opted to install Vs .Net 2003 professional instead of 2008 Express. So brilliant was my impaired logic, I was somehow convinced that an older “Professional” version was better for my ego than a measly “Express” edition. Yes I was quite sure of it at the time.

Soon thereafter I tried to compile my first "Hello World" in dot NOT. Eventhough I was heavily armed with a skillset that rivaled a mixed pile of metric/SI nuts and bolts, needless to say, a battle of epic proportions followed. While lasting longer than the first US-Iraqi war, which I believe only lasted about 3 hours or so..... I somehow managed to compile and run it all the while not causing too much physical damage to my surroundings. That is, the dinning table container object which I inherited to place my Laptop object on, had all of its Glassware members still in their default state. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the content property of the Tequila bottle object.

Wow! Transparent forms ROCK!

This was a selfguided introduction to dot Net. Soon I realized a simple "Hello World" can and indeed will turn in to a "World of HELL". But, there's no stopping or turning back now! I am moving forward and onwards with Net.

So My question is, and are............

1) Is there a HUGE difference in the language Syntax between VB .Net 2003 and VB .Net 2008?

2) Does new features available in 2008 express edition warrants abandoning 2003 Professional all together and jumping with both feet in to 2008 Express edition?

3) Will 2003 projects compile in to 2008 Express editions w/o major issues? I do not write commercial software, but the stuff I write are used for Machine controls that can impair human life and or contribute to limb loss. Therefore, they are kept away from the breathing public. However, I do use third party controls for ethernet and serial communications and am planning to intergrate database functionality (MSDE?) in the future.

4) Why won't my MSDN 2003 CD's for Visual studio install properly? Every time I press "F1", It keeps asking me for MSDN CD's. Even if I manually point to the correct path via browse button in the dialog, it still keeps asking me for MSDN CD 1, or 2, or 3. Tried uninstall- re-install, & the repair options. Nothing works. How do I get to my MSDN Feb 2003 install when I press F1 from my VS 2003 IDE?

4) Last but not least, My 94 Wrangler "SOMETIMES" will not shift easily from 1st to 2nd. But downshifts smoothly from 2nd to 1st. Any Idea what can cause this? (OS is "DOS 1.0")

Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:48 PM
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1) Is there a HUGE difference in the language Syntax between VB .Net 2003 and VB .Net 2008?
Maybe and maybe not, if you are a pro in VB6 it won't take you so much to upgrade...
Take a look at this article:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973208.aspx
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2) Does new features available in 2008 express edition warrants abandoning 2003 Professional all together and jumping with both feet in to 2008 Express edition?
.NET 1.0/1.1 = VB 2003

.NET 2.0/3.0 = VB 2005

.NET 3.5 = VB 2008

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3) Will 2003 projects compile in to 2008 Express editions w/o major issues? I do not write commercial software, but the stuff I write are used for Machine controls that can impair human life and or contribute to limb loss. Therefore, they are kept away from the breathing public. However, I do use third party controls for ethernet and serial communications and am planning to intergrate database functionality (MSDE?) in the future.
After a simple upgrade yes, if you are having any issues you will be warned about that and you will be able to review it.
However, if it's a software that could create a situation where personal injury or death may occur keep your eyes open...


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4) Why won't my MSDN 2003 CD's for Visual studio install properly? Every time I press "F1", It keeps asking me for MSDN CD's. Even if I manually point to the correct path via browse button in the dialog, it still keeps asking me for MSDN CD 1, or 2, or 3. Tried uninstall- re-install, & the repair options. Nothing works. How do I get to my MSDN Feb 2003 install when I press F1 from my VS 2003 IDE?
Not sure but check if you have selected FULL INSTALL mode...

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4) Last but not least, My 94 Wrangler "SOMETIMES" will not shift easily from 1st to 2nd. But downshifts smoothly from 2nd to 1st. Any Idea what can cause this? (OS is "DOS 1.0")
Sorry, have no idea, have a good night...
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