Current Version: 4.0
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 Microsoft’s entire system infrastructure
and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing
applications on Microsoft platforms.
This two-day intensive course is designed for the experienced
programmer to help you quickly come up to speed on the C# language. It
is current to Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, which introduces
important new features such as dynamic data type, named and optional
arguments, and the use of variance in generic interfaces. The new
features are covered in a new chapter. A new appendix covers the
fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which was introduced
with .NET 3.5.
This course concisely covers the essentials of programming using
Microsoft’s C# 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 C#
language essentials and object-oriented programming in C#. The next
chapter discusses how C# relates to the .NET Framework. The following
chapter covers delegates and events. The course includes a succinct
introduction to creating GUI programs using Windows Forms. The course
concludes with a chapter covering the new features in C#. Appendices
provide a tutorial on Visual Studio 2010 and an overview of LINQ.
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 C# programs. The student will receive a comprehensive set of
materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.
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 C# programming
Learn about important interactions between C# and the .NET
Learn how to implement simple GUI programs using Windows
Gain a working knowledge of dynamic data type, named and
optional arguments, and other new features in C# 4.0.
Instructor-led course, with practical computer-based exercises.
1. NET: What You Need to Know
.NET Executables and the CLR
A .NET Testbed for C# Programming
Using Visual Studio 2010
2. C# Overview for the Sophisticated Programmer
First C# Console Application
Subroutines and Functions
Implicitly Typed Variables
3. Object-Oriented Programming in C#
Methods and Properties
Asymmetric Accessor Accessibility
Static Data and Methods
Constant and Readonly Fields
Access Control and Assemblies
4. C# and the .NET Framework
.NET and COM
IEnumerable and IEnumerator
Copy Semantics in C#
5. Delegates and Events
Random Number Generation
6. Introduction to Windows Forms
Creating Windows Applications Using Visual Studio 2010
Buttons, Labels and Textboxes
7. New Features in C# 4.0
Dynamic Data Type
Automating Office with C# 4.0
Variance in Generic Interfaces
Appendix A. Using Visual Studio 2010
Overview of Visual Studio 2010
Creating a Console Application
Appendix B. Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
What Is LINQ?
Basic Query Operators
Appendix C. Learning Resources
Hardware and Software Requirements
Course exercises require Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and a Windows
operating system, XP or more recent. See the appropriate course Setup
Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz or
better CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk space for
tools installation and courseware.
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