There's lots of new and exciting stuff to do with variables in the
new managed code world: Variants are now Objects, Integers have been shuffled a bit,
Currency is gone, and a Char appeared!
On top of all that, there's actually even bigger news. Now you can,
and IMHO should, strongly type your variables. Forget Option
Explicit... Option Strict all the way baby!
In the process of all this you also get to see some of the new
exception handling in this sample. It's pretty simple, but if you
stop and think about it... should error handling be simple so it
doesn't cause more errors? ;)
I'm still trying to get used to this new world so if anyone has any
ideas of how to clean up the code feel free to
drop me a line. The standard
"don't call me when it doesn't work" still applies. When we get to
V1 stages I'll make sure it's a little more bulletproof, but for now all I
can tell you is that it works over here. ;)