Other VS versions
You shouldn't have any problems with VS 2010 and the sample problems. The only really major changes are when you are using LINQ and the database chapters. If you go back far enough (pre-VS2008, I think?), LINQ is not part of VS but that's not a problem with VS2010. Also, you can do all of the DB chapers, too, as they are now based on SQL Server rather than Access.
Jack Purdum, Ph.D.
Author: Beginning C# 3.0: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (and 14 other programming texts)