Course 2609A: Introduction to C# Programming with Microsoft .NET

Type: Course
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Visual Studio
Level:400
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English, Japanese

First published:

05 January 2004
Overview
About this course
In this five-day instructor-led course, developers learn the fundamental skills that are required to design and develop object-oriented applications for the Web and Microsoft Windows by using Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET development environment. This course provides an alternative entry point for less experienced programmers who are not familiar with object-oriented design and programming with Windows or the Web.
Audience profile
This course is intended for:
  • Developers who are not familiar with object-oriented programming.
  • Developers who understand computer programming, but may have learned programming by using a non-graphical language in a university.
These developers want to build highly functional Web and Windows solutions and Web Services by using Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the .NET platform.
  • Configure and use Visual Studio .NET.
  • Program with C#.
  • Implement methods.
  • Implement encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism in C#.
  • Use C# within the .NET Framework.
  • Use Microsoft ADO.NET to access and manipulate data in a database.
  • Create feature-rich Windows-based applications.
  • Create a Web application by using Web Forms.
  • Use XML Web services in a C# application.
  • Experiment with more advanced features of C#.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Getting Started
This module presents the concepts that are central to the Microsoft .NET Framework and platform, and the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment (IDE); describes how to work in the development environment; and explains how to use Visual Studio .NET to create and build applications based on Microsoft .NET.
Lessons
  • Introduction to .NET and the .NET Framework
  • Exploring Visual Studio .NET
  • Creating a Windows Application Project
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify components of the .NET platform and the .NET Framework by their function.
  • Explore the Visual Studio development environment.
  • Create a basic application based on Microsoft Windows.
Module 2: Understanding C# Language Fundamentals
This module explains the syntax and structure of the C# programming language. These topics are essential for students to understand in order to be successful in the remainder of the course; however, it is likely that most students will come into the class with some experience applying these concepts in other languages.
Lessons
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of a C# Program
  • Using C# Predefined Types
  • Writing Expressions
  • Creating Conditional Statements
  • Creating Iteration Statements
Lab : Writing a Savings Account Calculator
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the fundamentals of a C# program.
  • Use C# predefined types.
  • Write expressions.
  • Create conditional statements.
  • Create iteration statements.
Module 3: Creating Objects in C#
This module introduces the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, including the concepts of objects, classes, and methods.
Lessons
  • Defining a Class
  • Declaring Methods
  • Using Constructors
  • Using Static Class Members
Lab : Creating Classes in C#
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define a class.
  • Declare methods.
  • Use constructors.
  • Use static class members.
Module 4: Implementing Object-Oriented Programming Techniques in C#
This module introduces the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, including the concepts of objects, classes, and methods.
Lessons
  • Designing Objects
  • Using Inheritance
  • Using Polymorphism
Lab : Creating Classes in C#
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Encapsulate information in an object.
  • Create an object that inherits functionality from another object.
  • Implement polymorphism to use abstract classes.
Module 5: Programming with C#
This module introduces various data structures, including arrays (the System.Array class) and collections (classes in the System.Collections namespace), and explains when to use each of these data structures in an application. The module also introduces interfaces, describes the concepts and syntax of exception handling, and explains delegates and their use in event handling.
Lessons
  • Using Arrays
  • Using Collections
  • Using Interfaces
  • Using Exception Handling
  • Using Delegates and Events
Lab : Using ArraysLab : Using Indexers and InterfacesLab : Using Delegates and Events
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and use arrays.
  • Use classes in the System.Collections namespace.
  • Use the ArrayList class.
  • Use interfaces.
  • Handle exceptions.
  • Create and call a delegate.
  • Use delegates to handle events.
Module 6: Building .NET-based Applications with C#
This module presents the Microsoft .NET Framework class library, the Object Browser, and methods that are inherited from the System.Object class. This module also explains how to format strings and numbers and how to use streams and files.
Lessons
  • Examining the .NET Framework Class Library
  • Overriding Methods from System.Object
  • Formatting Strings and Numbers
  • Using Streams and Files
Lab : Using Streams
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify a namespace in the .NET Framework class library by its function.
  • Override and implement the ToString method.
  • Format strings, currency, and date values.
  • Read and write both binary and text files.
Module 7: Using ADO.NET to Access Data
This module explains how to use Microsoft ADO.NET and the objects in the System.Data namespace to access data in a database. It describes how to create an application based on Microsoft Windows that uses ADO.NET. This module also describes how to use that application to connect to a database, create a query, and use a DataSet object to manage the data, bind data to controls, and insert, update, and delete records in a database.
Lessons
  • ADO.NET Architecture
  • Creating an Application That Uses ADO.NET to Access Data
  • Changing Database Records
Lab : Creating a Data Access Application with ADO.NETLab : Creating a Windows Application That Uses ADO.NET
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe ADO.NET.
  • Create a Windows-based application that uses ADO.NET.
  • Connect to a database.
  • Create a query.
  • Use a DataSet object to manage data.
  • Bind a DataGrid object to a data source.
  • Insert, update, and delete a database record.
Module 8: Creating Windows-based Applications
This module describes how to create menus, common and custom dialog boxes, status bars, and toolbars to enhance the usability of an application based on Microsoft Windows. The purpose of this module is to allow the students to apply their newly acquired C# language skills and develop useful Windows-based applications.
Lessons
  • Creating the Main Menu
  • Creating and Using Common Dialog Boxes
  • Creating and Using Custom Dialog Boxes
  • Creating and Using Toolbars
  • Creating the Status Bar
  • Creating and Using Combo Boxes
Lab : Building Windows Applications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create the main menu.
  • Create and use common dialog boxes.
  • Create and use custom dialog boxes.
  • Create and use toolbars.
  • Create the status bar.
  • Create and use combo boxes.
Module 9: Using XML Web Services in a C# Program
The module introduces the System.Web.Services namespace and the process of building and consuming XML Web services in a C# application.
Lessons
  • Consuming an XML Web Service
  • Building an XML Web Service
Lab : Using XML Web Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Request data from an XML Web service from within a C# application.
  • Build an XML Web service.
Module 10: Creating a Web Application with Web Forms
In this module, students learn that in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, you can use Web Forms to create programmable Web pages. This module introduces the System.Web.UI namespace and describes how to create a Web application with a Web Form. Students learn how to add controls to a Web Form and then use the Web Form to submit data and respond to events. The module also covers Microsoft ASP.NET state management, security, and configuration settings.
Lessons
  • Creating a Web Forms Application
  • Accessing Data by Using a Web Forms Application
  • Configuring ASP.NET Application Settings
Lab : Developing an ASP.NET Web Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a Web Forms application.
  • Handle events on a Web Forms application.
  • Access data from a Web Forms application.
  • Configure ASP.NET application settings.
Module 11: Application Settings and Deployment
This module introduces the procedures that are involved in deploying a C# application by using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. It explains how to deploy both Web-based applications and applications that are based on Microsoft Windows. It also describes how to store user preferences and configure application settings.
Lessons
  • Working with Application Settings
  • Deploying Applications
Lab : Deploying an ApplicationLab : Working with Application Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with application settings.
  • Deploy an application.
Module 12: Exploring Future Learning
This module provides an opportunity for students to explore some of the more advanced capabilities of C#, to practice the knowledge and skills that they acquired during the course, and discuss their questions as a group.
Lessons
  • Exploring Additional Features of C#
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Locate resources for additional C# features.
  • Use those resources to further develop any of the projects that they started earlier in this course.
Prerequisites
Experience with object-oriented programming and concepts is not required for this course. Before attending this course, students must have competency in the following areas:
  • Familiarity and comfort with basic operating system functions such as file manipulation.
  • Understanding of the basics of structured programming, including concepts such as flow control, variables and parameters, and function calls.
  • At least three months experience developing applications in either a graphical or non-graphical environment, or equivalent knowledge.
Course 1587: Introduction to Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 6 may help students gain basic skills in programming techniques.
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