Visual Studio

Introduction to C Sharp Programming with Microsoft .NET
(Microsoft Training Course: 2609) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
In this five-day instructor-led course, developers with programming experience in a non-graphical environment-as well as developers with limited programming experience in a graphical environment-learn the fundamental skills that are required to design and develop object-oriented applications for the Web and Microsoft Windows by using C# and the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET development environment
> Course outline
  1. Getting Started
  2. Fundamentals
  3. Creating Objects in C#
  4. Implementing Object-Oriented Programming Techniques in C#
  5. Programming with C#
  6. Building .NET-based Applications with C#
  7. Using ADO.NET to Access Data
  8. Creating Windows-based Applications
  9. Using XML Web Services in a C# Program
  10. Creating a Web Application with Web Forms
  11. Application Settings and Deployment
  12. Exploring Future Learning

Supplementary InformationThis course is now significantly out of date and has been replaced with course 10975.
Module 1: Getting Started
  • Introduction to .NET and the .NET Framework
  • Exploring Visual Studio .NET
  • Creating a Windows Application Project
  • Identify components of the .NET platform and the .NET Framework by their function.
  • Explore the Visual Studio development environment.
  • Create a basic application based on Microsoft Windows.
Module 2: Fundamentals
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of a C# Program
  • Using C# Predefined Types
  • Writing Expressions
  • Creating Conditional Statements
  • Creating Iteration Statements
  • Lab: Write a Savings Calculator
  • Lab: Extending the Savings Calculator
  • Understand the fundamentals of a C# program
  • Use C# predefined types
  • Write expressions
  • Create conditional statements
  • Create iteration statements
Module 3: Creating Objects in C#
  • Defining a Class
  • Declaring Methods
  • Using Constructors
  • Using Static Class Members
  • Lab: Creating the Bank Account Objects
  • Define a class
  • Declare methods
  • Use constructors
  • Use static class members
Module 4: Implementing Object-Oriented Programming Techniques in C#
  • Designing Objects
  • Using Inheritance
  • Using Polymorphism
  • Lab: Creating the Bank Account Objects
  • Encapsulate information in an object.
  • Create an object that inherits functionality from another object.
  • Implement polymorphism to use abstract classes.
Module 5: Programming with C#
  • Using Arrays
  • Using Collections
  • Using Interfaces
  • Using Exception Handling
  • Using Delegates and Events
  • Lab: Sorting Numbers in an Array
  • Lab: Writing the Check Pick-up Application
  • Lab: Using Interfaces
  • Lab: Working with Events and Delegates
  • Create and use arrays.
  • Use classes in the System.Collections namespace.
  • Use the ArrayList class.
  • Use interfaces.
  • Handle exceptions.
  • Create and call a delegate.
  • Use delegates to handle events.
Module 6: Building .NET-based Applications with C#
  • Examining the .NET Framework Class Library
  • Overriding Methods from System.Object
  • Formatting Strings and Numbers
  • Using Streams and Files
  • Lab: Converting a Binary File to a Text File
  • Identify a namespace in the .NET Framework class library by its function.
  • Override and implement the ToString method.
  • Format strings, currency, and date values.
  • Read and write both binary and text files.
Module 7: Using ADO.NET to Access Data
  • ADO.NET Architecture
  • Creating an Application That Uses ADO.NET to Access Data
  • Changing Database Records
  • Lab: Creating a Simple Database Table Viewer
  • Lab: Writing a Simple Database Table Viewer
  • (If time permits): Lab: Creating a Simple Database Table Viewer
  • Lab: Creating a Windows Application That Uses ADO.NET
  • (If time permits): Lab: Writing an ADO.NET Application with Windows Forms
  • Describe ADO.NET.
  • Create a Windows-based application that uses ADO.NET.
  • Connect to a database.
  • Create a query.
  • Use a DataSet object to manage data.
  • Bind a DataGrid object to a data source.
  • Insert, update, and delete a database record.
Module 8: Creating Windows-based Applications
  • Creating the Main Menu
  • Creating and Using Common Dialog Boxes
  • Creating and Using Custom Dialog Boxes
  • Creating and Using Toolbars
  • Creating the Status Bar
  • Creating and Using Combo Boxes
  • Lab: Adding Common Dialog Boxes to an Application
  • Lab: Creating and Using Custom Dialog Boxes
  • Lab: Creating a Status Bar
  • (If Time Permits): Lab: Using ComboBox Controls
  • Create the main menu.
  • Create and use common dialog boxes.
  • Create and use custom dialog boxes.
  • Create and use toolbars.
  • Create the status bar.
  • Create and use combo boxes.
Module 9: Using XML Web Services in a C# Program
  • Consuming an XML Web Service
  • Building an XML Web Service
  • Lab: Writing the Office Building Estimation Application
  • Request data from an XML Web service from within a C# application.
  • Build an XML Web service.
Module 10: Creating a Web Application with Web Forms
  • Creating a Web Forms Application
  • Accessing Data by Using a Web Forms Application
  • Configuring ASP.NET Application Settings
  • Lab: Completing the User Authentication Validation Code
  • Lab: Completing the Code for the Master.aspx Form
  • Lab: Testing the Application
  • Create a Web Forms application.
  • Handle events on a Web Forms application.
  • Access data from a Web Forms application.
  • Configure ASP.NET application settings.
Module 11: Application Settings and Deployment
  • Working with Application Settings
  • Deploying Applications
  • Lab: Adding a Setup Project to an Existing Application
  • Lab: Installing and Testing the Setup Application
  • Lab: Adding the UserPreferences Class
  • Lab: Adding User Preferences to the Form Load Event
  • Lab: Adding User Preferences to the loadItem_Click Event
  • Lab: Declaring an Instance of the UserPreferences Class in the Options Form
  • Lab: Setting the Checkbox Controls to the Values Contained in the Registry
  • Lab: Save the Checkbox Controls Values to the Registry
  • Lab: Testing the Zoo Information Application
  • Work with application settings
  • Deploy an application
Module 12: Exploring Future Learning
  • Exploring Additional Features of C#
  • Locate resources for additional C# features.
  • Use those resources to further develop any of the projects that they started earlier in this course.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Familiarity and comfort with basic operating system functions such as file manipulation.
  • Understanding of the basics of structured programming, including concepts such as flow control, variables and parameters, and function calls.
  • MSDN Training Course 1587, Introduction to Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 6]] , may help students gain basic skills in programming techniques.
  • At least three months experience developing applications in either a graphical or non-graphical environment, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming and concepts is not required.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to explain the .NET platform; configure and use Visual Studio .NET; program with C#; implement methods; implement encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism in C#; use C# within the .NET Framework; use ADO .NET to access and manipulate data in a database; create feature-rich Windows-based applications; create a Web application by using Web Forms; use XML Web services in a C# application; experiment with more advanced features of C#.
> Supplementary Information
This course is now significantly out of date and has been replaced with course 10975.