Visual Studio 2005

Introduction to Programming Microsoft .NET Framework Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
(Microsoft Training Course: 4994) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

> Target Audience
This course enables introductory-level developers who are not familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to gain familiarity with the Visual Studio 2005 development environment.
> Course outline
  1. Getting Started
  2. Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application
  3. Programming Fundamentals
  4. Data Types and Variables
  5. Controlling Program Execution
  6. Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
  7. Creating Object-Oriented Applications
  8. Building a User Interface
  9. Validating User Input
  10. Debugging and Exception Handling
  11. Accessing Data
  12. Creating Web Applications and XML Web Services
  13. Exploring .NET Framework 3.0 Technologies
  14. Testing and Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Introduction to Microsoft .NET and the .NET Framework
  • Introduction to the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Exploring Visual Studio 2005
  • Lab: Getting Started
  • Describe Microsoft .NET and the .NET Framework.
  • Describe the software development life cycle.
  • Explain the key features of Visual Studio 2005.
Module 2: Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application
  • Creating a Windows Forms Project
  • Adding Controls to a Windows Forms Project
  • Compiling and Running a Windows Forms Project
  • Lab: Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application
  • Create a Windows Forms project.
  • Add controls to a Windows Forms project.
  • Compile and run a Windows Forms project.
Module 3: Programming Fundamentals
  • Understanding Programming Concepts
  • Defining Program Structure and Flow
  • Styling and Writing Code
  • Lab: Programming Fundamentals
  • Explain basic programming concepts.
  • Define program structure and flow.
  • Explain guidelines for styling and writing code.
Module 4: Data Types and Variables
  • Introduction to Data Types
  • Defining and Using Variables
  • Defining and Using Collections
  • Converting Data Types
  • Lab: Data Types and Variables
  • Explain the main features of data types.
  • Define and use variables.
  • Define and use collections.
  • Explain data type conversion.
Module 5: Controlling Program Execution
  • Writing Expressions
  • Creating Conditional Statements
  • Creating Iteration Statements
  • Lab: Controlling Program Execution
  • Write expressions that contain operators.
  • Create conditional statements.
  • Create iteration statements.
Module 6: Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Defining a Class
  • Creating a Class Instance
  • Lab: Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Describe the essential features of object-oriented programming.
  • Define a class.
  • Create a class instance.
Module 7: Creating Object-Oriented Applications
  • Designing Classes with the Class Designer Tool
  • Implementing Inheritance
  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Lab: Creating Object-Oriented Applications
  • Design classes with the Class Designer tool.
  • Implement inheritance.
  • Define and implement interfaces.
Module 8: Building a User Interface
  • Managing Forms and Dialog Boxes
  • Creating Menus and Toolbars
  • Providing User Assistance
  • Lab: Building a User Interface
  • Manage forms and dialog boxes.
  • Create menus and toolbars.
  • Provide user assistance.
Module 9: Validating User Input
  • Restricting User Input
  • Implementing Field-Level Validation
  • Implementing Form-Level Validation
  • Restrict user input.
  • Implement field-level validation.
  • Implement form-level validation.
Module 10: Debugging and Exception Handling
  • Types of Errors
  • Debugging Applications
  • Handling Exceptions in Applications
  • Lab: Debugging and Exception Handling
  • Describe the types of errors that can occur in an application.
  • Debug an application.
  • Handle exceptions in an application.
Module 11: Accessing Data
  • Overview of Data Access
  • Accessing Data by Using the Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment
  • Programmatic Access to Data
  • Lab: Accessing Data
  • Describe the key features of data access in a .NET Framework application.
  • Access data by using tools in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
  • Access data programmatically by using ADO.NET and the XmlReader class.
Module 12: Creating Web Applications and XML Web Services
  • Creating Web Applications
  • Creating and Using XML Web Services
  • Lab: Creating Web Applications and XML Web Services
  • Create a Web application in ASP.NET.
  • Create and use an XML Web Service in ASP.NET.
Module 13: Exploring .NET Framework 3.0 Technologies
  • Introduction to the .NET Framework 3.0 Technologies
  • Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation
  • Lab: Exploring .NET Framework 3.0 Technologies
  • Describe the .NET Framework 3.0 technologies.
  • Describe the main features of Windows Presentation Foundation.
  • Describe the main features of Windows Communication Foundation.
Module 14: Testing and Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • Overview of Testing
  • Creating Object Test Bench Objects
  • Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • Lab: Testing and Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • Describe the main features of application testing.
  • Create object test bench objects.
  • Deploy Microsoft .NET Framework applications.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students should have the following pre-requisites:
  • Exposure to developing applications in either a graphical or a non-graphical environment.
  • Ability to understand and apply the basics of structured programming, including concepts such as flow control, variables, parameters, and function calls.
  • It is recommended, but not required, that students have completed Course 2667: Introduction to Programming.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the key features of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2005; create a simple Windows Forms application; explain programming fundamentals; create and use data types and variables; control program execution by using conditional statements and loops; explain the fundamentals of object-oriented programming; create simple object-oriented applications; develop the user interface in a Visual Studio 2005 application; validate user input on a Windows form; implement debugging and exception handling in a Visual Studio 2005 application; access data in a Visual Studio 2005 application; create simple Web applications and XML Web services; explain the key features of the .NET Framework version 3.0 technologies; test and deploy Microsoft .NET Framework applications.