Visual Basic Essentials
Current Version: 2.2
Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly
simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary
applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET
is a complete restructuring of Microsofts entire system infrastructure
and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing
applications on Microsoft platforms.
This two-day course is designed for the experienced programmer to help
you quickly come up to speed on the .NET version of the Visual Basic
language. It is current to Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0, which
introduces important new features, such as generic types. The new
features are covered throughout the course in the context of where
they are applicable.
This course concisely covers the essentials of .NET programming using
Microsofts Visual Basic programming language. It starts with a brief
chapter, .NET: What You Need to Know, which gets you up and running
in the .NET environment with a minimum of fuss. The next two chapters
cover Visual Basic language essentials and object-oriented programming
in Visual Basic. The next chapter discusses how Visual Basic relates
to the .NET Framework. The following chapter covers delegates and
events. The course concludes with a succinct introduction to creating
GUI programs using Windows Forms. An appendix provides a tutorial on
Visual Studio 2005, including the freely downloadable Visual Basic
2005 Express Edition.
The course is practical, with many example programs and a
progressively developed case study. The goal is to quickly bring you
up to speed in writing Visual Basic programs. The student will receive
a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the
The student should be an experienced application
developer or architect. Some background in object-oriented programming
would be helpful.
On completion of this course, the student should be able to
Acquire a working knowledge of Visual Basic programming
Learn about important interactions between Visual Basic and
the .NET Framework
Learn how to implement simple GUI programs using Windows
Gain a working knowledge of generic types, partial classes,
and other new features in Visual Basic 2005.
Instructor-led course, with practical computer-based exercises.
1. .NET: What You Need to Know
.NET Executables and the CLR
A .NET Testbed for Visual Basic Programming
Visual Studio 2005
2. Visual Basic for the Sophisticated Programmer
First Visual Basic Console Application
Subroutines and Functions
3. Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic
Methods and Properties
Shared Data and Methods
4. Visual Basic and the .NET Framework
.NET and COM
IEnumerable and IEnumerator
Copy Semantics in Visual Basic
5. Delegates and Events
Random Number Generation
6. Introduction to Windows Forms
Creating Windows Applications Using Visual Studio 2005
Buttons, Labels and Textboxes
Appendix A. Using Visual Studio 2005
Overview of Visual Studio 2005
Creating a Console Application
Appendix B. Learning Resources
Hardware and Software Requirements
Course exercises require Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 on Windows XP
with Service Pack 2. Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition can also be
used. See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a Pentium 1
GHz or equivalent CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk
space for tools installation and courseware.
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