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Windows Forms Programming Using Visual Basic.NET

Windows Forms Programming Using Visual Basic.NET


Software Skills Training
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New York, NY
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Monday, October 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm


This course provides students with hands on experience using Visual Studio to create desktop applications using Windows Forms and the .NET Framework using Visual Basic.NET. The course provides a thorough introduction to the VB.NET programming language, including coverage of the essentials of the VB.NET programming language, built in data types, operators, control structures, classes and methods, collections and exception handling. Students then learn how to leverage the power of the .NET Framework to build desktop applications. Students learn how to build Windows Forms applications and use with a variety of controls to create sophisticated user interfaces. Students also learn how to use the BackgroundWorker to perform asynchronous operations. Students learn how to use ADO.NET to interact with databases and XML files. Students learn how Windows Forms uses data binding to display data in controls such as the DataGridView and Chart. Students also learn how to build and interact with simple WCF SOAP Web Services. Other topics include: debugging techniques; using a .config file to control application configuration; building menus, toolbars and status bars; reading and writing files; interacting with the file system; and deploying desktop applications. Comprehensive labs provide the students with extensive experience creating and deploying Windows Forms-based desktop applications. Course Prerequisites Prior programming experience is required. Course Overview Introduction to .NET Overview of the .NET Framework How .NET is Different from Traditional Programming Common Language Runtime (CLR) Common Language Specification (CLS) Common Type System (CTS) .NET Assemblies Microsoft Intermediate Language (CIL) .NET Namespaces .NET Framework Class Library Introduction to Visual Studio Creating a Project Using the Code Editor Correcting Syntax Errors Setting Project Properties Adding References Compiling a Program Running a Program Debugging a Program Using the MSDN (Help) Language Fundamentals VB.NET Program Structure Defining Namespaces Understanding VB.NET Data Types Defining Variables and Constants Comparing Value Types vs. Reference Types Working with Operators and Expressions Performing Type Conversions Using Console I/O Formatting Numbers, Date and Times Conditionals and Looping If/Else Select Case Do/Loop While For For Each Procedures and Parameters Subroutines vs. Functions Defining Shared and Instance Methods Passing Parameters by value and by reference Overloading Methods Using Variable Length Parameter Lists Exception Handling What are Exceptions? .NET Exception Hierarchy Catching Exceptions Throwing Exceptions Managing Resources with Finally Collections Defining and Using Arrays Understanding System.Array .NET Collections vs Generic Collections Working with Lists Working with Dictionaries Using LINQ to Objects Object-Oriented Programming Overview of Object-Oriented Programming Building Classes Defining Properties Using Auto-Implemented Properties Defining Methods Understanding Constructors Extending .NET Classes via Inheritance Defining and Implementing Interfaces Understanding the Role of Interfaces in .NET Windows Forms Applications Windows Forms Applications Setting Form Properties Understanding the Life-cycle of a Form Using the Windows Forms Designer Using the MessageBox Class Using a .config File Using Controls Working with Windows Forms Controls Using Text Controls Using Button Controls Using Selection Controls Using List Controls Using Container Controls Using Image Controls Using Up/Down Controls Using the ErrorProvider and ToolTipProvider Controls Handling Events Understanding the Event-Driven Programming Model Writing Event Handlers Sharing Event Handlers Performing Asynchronous Activities Understanding Threading Working with Delegates Using the Background Worker Updating Controls from Other Threads ADO.NET Understanding the ADO.NET Object Model Connected vs. Disconnected Access Using a Connection to Connect to a Data Source Using a Command to Execute Queries and Stored Procedures Using a DataReader to Work with Cursors Using the DataSet with Disconnected Data Using DataAdapters with DataSets Using XML Understanding XML and XML Schemas Reading XML Data with a DataSet Writing XML Data with a DataSet Data Binding Understanding ADO.NET Data Binding Binding to Simple and Complex Controls Manually Binding Controls Using the BindingSource Control Using the BindingNavigator Control Using the DataGridView Control Using the Chart Control Working with Forms Understanding Modal vs Modeless Forms Displaying Modal Forms Working with DialogResult Retrieving Data from Modal Forms Displaying Modeless Forms Working with Data in Modeless Forms Using the Common Dialogs Working with Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars Working with Menus Working with Toolbars Working with Status Bars Working with Files and Directories Working with the Windows File System Discovering Drives Discovering Directories Discovering Files Examining File, Directory and Drive Attributes Reading, Writing and Appending to Files Introduction to WCF Web Services Overview of WCF Services Understanding SOAP Creating a WCF SOAP Web Service Creating a Proxy Class Calling a WCF SOAP Web Service Deploying Windows Forms Applications Understanding Deployment Options Configuring an Application for Deployment Using XCOPY Deployment Using Installers Using Click-Once Deployment

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