Microsoft Course 4994 - Introduction to Programming Microsoft .NET Framework Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 — A 5-Day Course
Please note that this course is no longer available. Please see our Training Homepage for currently available courses.
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.
On completion of this M4994 training course, delegates should 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
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.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- 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.
In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:
- Course 2667: Introduction to Programming
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
This module introduces the .NET Framework and the software development life cycle. It also describes the key features of Visual Studio 2005.
- Introduction to Microsoft .NET and the .NET Framework
- Introduction to the Software Development Life Cycle
- Exploring Visual Studio 2005
- Lab: Getting Started
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.
- 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
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.
- Understanding Programming Concepts
- Defining Program Structure and Flow
- Styling and Writing Code
- Lab: Programming Fundamentals
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.
- Introduction to Data Types
- Defining and Using Variables
- Defining and Using Collections
- Converting Data Types
- Lab: Data Types and Variables
Controlling Program Execution
This module describes how to control program execution by writing expressions, conditional statements, and iteration statements.
- Writing Expressions
- Creating Conditional Statements
- Creating Iteration Statements
- Lab: Controlling Program Execution
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.
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- Defining a Class
- Creating a Class Instance
- Lab: Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
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.
- Designing Classes with the Class Designer Tool
- Implementing Inheritance
- Defining and Implementing Interfaces
- Lab: Creating Object-Oriented Applications
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.
- Managing Forms and Dialog Boxes
- Creating Menus and Toolbars
- Providing User Assistance
- Lab 8: Building a User Interface
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.
- Restricting User Input
- Implementing Field-Level Validation
- Implementing Form-Level Validation
- Lab: Validating User Input
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.
- Types of Errors
- Debugging Applications
- Handling Exceptions in Applications
- Lab: Debugging and Exception Handling
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.
- Overview of Data Access
- Accessing Data by Using the Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment
- Programmatic Access to Data
- Lab: Accessing Data
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.
- Creating Web Applications
- Creating and Using XML Web Services
- Lab: Creating 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.
- 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
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.
- Overview of Testing
- Creating Object Test Bench Objects
- Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
- Lab: Testing and Deploying Microsoft .NET Framework Applications