Data Deliverance Courseware

C# Essentials

Current Version: 3.0

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 Microsofts 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 2008 and .NET 3.5, which introduces important new features such as implicit typing, extension methods, lambda expressions and Language-Integrated Query (LINQ). The new features are covered in a new chapter.

This course concisely covers the essentials of programming using Microsofts new 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#. An appendix provides a tutorial on Visual Studio 2008.

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.

Course Objectives
On completion of this course, the student should be able to
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Instructor-led course, with practical computer-based exercises.

Course Outline

Hardware and Software Requirements

Course exercises require Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher. The preferred operating system is Windows XP. 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.