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Visual Studio 2005

Getting Started with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developers
(Microsoft Training Course: 2562) - 2 days - £1200 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop simple Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Framework applications. The course shows students how easy it is to develop applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework version 2.0. The course focuses on the comparison between performing a task in Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET, including code samples, integrated development environment IDE issues, deployment options, and language structures.
> Course outline
  1. Building Solutions Using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE
  2. Introduction to Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Architecture
  3. Writing Basic Code in Visual Basic 2005
  4. Working with Classes and Objects in Visual Basic 2005
  5. Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications


Module 1: Building Solutions Using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE
  • Overview of Application Development in Visual Studio 2005
  • Creating a New Project
  • Using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE Features
  • Building and Debugging a Solution
  • Lab: Building Solutions Using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE
Skills
  • Explain the different types of applications that can be developed by using Visual Studio 2005 and the benefits of using Visual Studio 2005 to develop these applications.
  • Create a new project in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Explain the functionality of various Visual Studio 2005 IDE features.
  • Build and debug a solution.
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Module 2: Introduction to Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Architecture
  • Introduction to the .NET Framework Runtime Environment
  • Using the .NET Framework Classes and Namespaces
Skills
  • Explain how the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR) improves upon the Visual Basic 6.0 runtime.
  • Use the .NET Framework classes and namespaces in projects.
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Module 3: Writing Basic Code in Visual Basic 2005
  • Using Variables
  • Using Decision and Loop Structures
  • Using Arrays and Collections
  • Performing Error Handling in Visual Basic 2005
  • Lab: Writing Basic Code in Visual Basic 2005
Skills
  • Use variables to manage data.
  • Control flow of execution by using decision and loop structures.
  • Use arrays and collections.
  • Perform error handling in Visual Basic 2005.
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Module 4: Working with Classes and Objects in Visual Basic 2005
  • Building Classes
  • Managing the Life Cycle of an Object
  • Inheritance in Visual Basic 2005
  • Lab: Working with Classes and Objects in Visual Basic 2005
Skills
  • Build classes in Visual Basic 2005.
  • Manage the life cycle of an object.
  • Implement inheritance in Visual Basic 2005.
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Module 5: Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • Deploying the .NET Framework
  • Creating Deployment Projects
  • Managing Deployed Applications
  • Using Shared Assemblies
  • Lab: Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
Skills
  • Deploy the .NET Framework applications.
  • Create deployment projects.
  • Manage deployed applications.
  • Deploy assemblies that are shared by multiple applications.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students should have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least 2-3 years' development experience with Visual Basic 6.0.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to build a solution by using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE; explain the key features and components of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0; write basic code in Visual Basic 2005; build classes and work with objects in Visual Basic 2005; deploy .NET Framework applications.