Windows Forms 4.0 Programming Using Visual Basic.NET
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Students Will Learn:
- Using Visual Studio to create VB.NET applications
- Working with .NET data types
- Creating variables with the proper scope and using operators to build complex expressions
- Designing and using classes
- Using control structures such as If, While and For
- Using procedures to build complex applications
- Throwing and trapping exceptions using the Try and Catch statements
- Using single and multi-dimensional arrays
- Working with .NET collections
- Using LINQ to make queries
- Defining and implementing interfaces
- Working with enumerations
- Creating desktop-based applications
- Using control properties and methods to modify the appearance and behavior of controls
- Writing event handlers to respond to user interactions
- Using list-based controls such as ListBoxes and ComboBoxes on forms
- Using image controls such as ImageList and PictureBox on forms
- Accessing and displaying data using ADO.NET
- Binding data to controls on a Windows Form
- Using modal and modeless dialogs to interact with users
- Using the background worker to perform an asynchronous operation
- Implementing a simple host for a WCF service
- Reading and writing data from files and streams
- Deploying .NET applications
Course Description: This course provides students with hands on experience using Visual Studio to create desktop applications using Windows Forms and the .NET 4.0 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.
The course also presents differences in functionality and tools utilized in versions 4.0 and 4.5 of the .NET Framework. Comprehensive labs provide the students with extensive experience creating and deploying Windows Forms-based desktop applications.
This course provides thorough coverage of the use of Windows Forms to build desktop applications. Students requiring additional coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC or WCF should contact HOTT or refer to HOTT's complete course listing for additional training courses.
Students who are already familiar with the Visual Basic.NET language may want to take the 3-day Windows Forms 4.0 Programming for Experienced VB.NET Programmers class instead.
Course Prerequisites: Prior programming experience is required.
Follow-up Course: Advanced .NET Framework Programming Using VB.NET
Windows Forms 4.0 Programming Using Visual Basic.NET Course Overview:
|Introduction to .NET
||Introduction to Visual Studio
||Conditionals and Looping
|Procedures and Parameters
|Windows Forms Applications
||Performing Asynchronous Activities
||Working with Forms
|Working with Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars
||Working with Files and Directories
|Introduction to WCF Web Services
||Deploying Windows Forms Applications
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