Microsoft Course 4994 - Introduction to Programming Microsoft .NET Framework Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 — A 5-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

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This five-day instructor-led M4994 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. Students will also learn basic skills using either Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C# as a programming language.

Course Objectives

On completion of this M4994 training course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for corporate or independent software vendor (ISV) application developers who have a desire to learn more about specific technology areas in Microsoft Windows application development.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Getting Started

This module introduces the .NET Framework and the software development life cycle. It also describes the key features of Visual Studio 2005.

Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application

This module explains how to create a Windows Forms application, how to add controls to a form, and how to compile and run the application.

Programming Fundamentals

This module explains important programming concepts and terminology. It also covers the main elements of a program and explains how to create and work with items such as functions, properties, and methods. Finally, this module provides guidelines on areas such as naming conventions and code documentation.

Data Types and Variables

This module introduces data types, variables, and constants and explains how to use them. It also explains how to use collections and data type conversion.

Controlling Program Execution

This module describes how to control program execution by writing expressions, conditional statements, and iteration statements.

Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming

This module introduces students to the concepts of object-oriented programming, defines important terminology, and shows the syntax for defining classes and creating instances.

Creating Object-Oriented Applications

This module describes how to design classes by using the Class Designer tool in Visual Studio, and also describes how to use inheritance and interfaces.

Building a User Interface

This module explains how to develop an application by using features such as modal and modeless forms, menus, toolbars, status bars, tool tips, and the HelpProvider control.

Module 9: Validating User Input

This module explains how to restrict user input on a form, and how to use field-level and form-level validation.

Debugging and Exception Handling

This module introduces students to the types of errors that can occur in an application, and describes how to use a combination of debugging and exception handling to detect and diagnose these errors.

Accessing Data

This module introduces students to data access in .NET Framework applications, and shows how to access data both by using the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and by writing code.

Creating Web Applications and XML Web Services

This module introduces students to ASP.NET, and describes how to create simple Web applications and XML Web services.

Exploring .NET Framework 3.0 Technologies

This module introduces the new .NET Framework 3.0 technologies and explains how to create a Windows Presentation Foundation application and a Windows Communication Foundation service.

Testing and Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications

This module provides an overview of software testing and explains how to use the Object Test Bench (OTB). It also explains how to deploy Microsoft .NET Framework applications by using both Windows Installer and ClickOnce.