Updating net applications
Sometimes they have just been ignored for a while and in order to reduce support costs they need a polish. NET project that has been around since the early days of .
NET 1.1, you probably had a lot of cleanup to do before applying any of the latest technologies. The first thing to do is ensure Option Explicit is turned on. NET Compile project page that requires all variables to have an explicit declaration – a DIM statement.
Note that Option Explicit can also be turned on and off in code!
Before setting the project property, scan through your code for “Option Explicit” to see if there are any landmines waiting for you.
Then move on to the next project, making sure to check in your code after each build so you have a “check point”.
After setting the Option Explicit = On for all projects, set Option Strict = On.