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Visual Studio 2005

What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for existing Visual Studio .NET Developers
(Microsoft Training Course: 2364) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This workshop will provide the student with a focused, hands-on environment to experience the new features and functionality of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 product. It is intended for experienced, professional software developers who are already skilled in building software using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Visual Studio 2005
  2. Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005
  3. Building Data Components in Visual Studio 2005
  4. Building Presentation Layer Applications with Windows Forms
  5. Building Presentation Layer Applications with ASP.NET 2.0
  6. Creating Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Applications in Visual Studio 2005


Module 1: Introduction to Visual Studio 2005
  • This unit provides an introduction to the code refactoring features, the use of some language enhancements such as generics, and the use of code snippets. This unit is also designed as an introduction to the workshop learning format.
  • Lab: Programming using the productivity enhancements and language improvements in Visual Studio 2005
Skills
  • Build collections using generics
  • Use existing code snippets in code and create new code snippets
  • Visual Basic developers will be able to use My Classes to access system and application resources.
  • Visual C# developers will be able to refactor code using the refactoring features.
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Module 2: Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005
  • This unit teaches students how to use Visual Studio 2005 to create managed code that runs inside SQL Server 2005.
  • Lab: Writing Managed Code for SQL Server 2005
  • Lab: Working with XML in Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005
Skills
  • Write a managed assembly to run inside SQL Server 2005.
  • Write a managed trigger.
  • Write and access a managed stored procedure.
  • Write a managed code user defined type (UDT), store it in a SQL Server table and use it in a program.
  • Store XML documents in the XML type supported by SQL Server 2005, and validate XML in the database using an XML Schema.
  • Create an XML Schema using the Visual Studio 2005 XML Designer.
  • Query and update XML data using XmlDocument.
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Module 3: Building Data Components in Visual Studio 2005
  • This unit provides an opportunity for experienced developers to create data access code using new features in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Lab: Accessing Data with ADO.NET
Skills
  • Create data components using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Edit components with the Data Component Designer.
  • Access multiple ADO.NET result sets concurrently.
  • Write asynchronous ADO.NET code.
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Module 4: Building Presentation Layer Applications with Windows Forms
  • This unit provides an opportunity for experienced developers to build rich client applications using the new productivity features in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, and the new controls in the .NET Framework. It also gives students an introduction to the new ClickOnce deployment technology for Windows Forms applications.
  • Lab: RAD databinding in Windows Forms Applications
  • Lab: Databinding to Components and Web Services in Windows Forms
  • Lab: Deploying Windows Forms applications with ClickOnce
Skills
  • Build Windows Forms applications using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Create databound forms using the RAD databinding features of the IDE.
  • Generate Master-Detail forms using Visual Studio 2005 SmartTags.
  • Create databound forms that bind to data components.
  • Deploy a Windows Forms application to a Web server.
  • Write an application that automatically updates on multiple clients when a new version is deployed.
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Module 5: Building Presentation Layer Applications with ASP.NET 2.0
  • This unit provides an opportunity for experienced developers to build Web applications using the new productivity features in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE and the new controls in the .NET Framework.
  • Lab: RAD databinding in ASP.NET 2.0
  • Lab: Programming Master Pages, Site Navigation, and Themes
  • Lab: Membership and Role Management in ASP.NET 2.0
Skills
  • Create databound forms that bind to data components.
  • Write code using the Web Applications (ASP.NET 2.0) enhancements.
  • Program the new ASP.NET data source controls: SqlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, AccessDataSource, DataSetDataSource, SiteMapDataSource, XmlDataSource.
  • Create a common Web page layout with Master Pages.
  • Manage Web application users with the login controls.
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Module 6: Creating Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Applications in Visual Studio 2005
  • This unit provides an introduction for Visual Studio developers to learn how to use the Distributed Application Designer. The Distributed Application Designer helps in the creation of "Connected Systems," which are constructed from loosely coupled, autonomous applications that offer services and communicate via messages.
  • Lab: Creating a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Application using the Distributed Application Designer
Skills
  • Design and implement connected systems using the Distributed Application Designer.
  • Validate an application against a logical data center design to ensure successful deployment.
  • Synchronize design with code.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this workshop, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience (at least 1 year) as a full-time developer using Visual Studio .NET or Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Experience in developing applications in one or more of the following fields: Web Application, Windows Forms Application, Server Component, XML Web Services.
> Purpose
After completing this workshop, students will be able to apply knowledge of new productivity features and functionality in Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop software more efficiently; write applications that use the Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual C# programming language enhancements; b uild managed code to run inside SQL Server 2005 (codename "Yukon"); write data access code using the improved functionality in ADO.NET; build Microsoft Windows Forms applications using new controls and new functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE designers; deploy rich client applications using the new ClickOnce application deployment functionality; build ASP.NET Web applications using new controls and new functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE designers; use the improved enterprise development tools to aid in the design, build and deployment of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications.