Rod Stephens, all times amazed me with his books and this one is not an exception.
The Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference, is a great textbook written with the accumulation of experiences from VB 7.0, 7.1, 8, and VB (9) 2009.
Visual Basic 2010, is the best among the (Visual Basic) .NET, and Rod has been able to present a very good book, that can be use for the beginners as well for the experienced programmers.
VB 2010, the program, is full of good and great features that allow an easy programming, eliminating "almost all errors" from the point of view of the language and allow, more clear and powerful programs. This book is helping to accomplish this and more with very well detailed examples and also with the support of the Wrox and VB-Helper.
The way Rod, presents the many topics in the book, is remarkable for the simplicity he uses to explain every single statement, etc and for the thing, we as programmers are looking for: KNOW-TO, KNOW-HOW, HOW-TO. Rod is very good in each one and the book is clear about all of them.
As in any book, there are some chapters, that are more interesting for the reader.
I have read and worked out the 37 Chapters and the appendices, and the time and money are worth.
Because VB 2010, have not been completely released and still pending more software, we can wait to get the Crystal Reports and other goodies and knowing Rod, will come out with very good new material.