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Windows Forms Programming Course

Windows Forms 4.0 Programming for Experienced C# Programmers

Duration: 3 Days | Price: $1595 | Class Dates:

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Students Will Learn:

  • Building Windows Forms Applications
  • Using Windows Forms Controls
  • Working with Modal and Modeless Forms
  • Interacting with Databases
  • Using Data Binding
  • Building and Calling WCF SOAP Services
  • Working with Files and the File System

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 C#. Students should already have a working knowledge of C#.

This course teaches students 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 also 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 unfamiliar with the C# language should take the 5-day Windows Forms 4.0 Programming Using C# class instead.

Course Prerequisites: Prior experience with C# is required.

Follow-up Course: Advanced .NET Framework Programming Using C#, Test Driven Development (TDD), and Refactoring Legacy Code Using C#, Test Driven Development (TDD) Using C#

Windows Forms 4.0 Programming for Experienced C# Programmers Course Overview:

Windows Forms Applications
  • Windows Forms Applications
  • Setting Form Properties
  • Understanding the Life-cycle of a Form
  • Using the Windows Forms Designer
  • Using the MessageBox Class
  • Using a .config File
Using Controls
  • Working with Windows Forms Controls
  • Using Text Controls
  • Using Button Controls
  • Using Selection Controls
  • Using List Controls
  • Using Container Controls
  • Using Image Controls
  • Using Up/Down Controls
  • Using the ErrorProvider and ToolTipProvider Controls
Handling Events
  • Understanding the Event-Driven Programming Model
  • Writing Event Handlers
  • Sharing Event Handlers
Performing Asynchronous Activities
  • Understanding Threading
  • Working with Delegates
  • Using the Background Worker
  • Updating Controls from Other Threads
ADO.NET
  • Understanding the ADO.NET Object Model
  • Connected vs. Disconnected Access
  • Using a Connection to Connect to a Data Source
  • Using a Command to Execute Queries and Stored Procedures
  • Using a DataReader to Work with Cursors
  • Using the DataSet with Disconnected Data
  • Using DataAdapters with DataSets
Using XML
  • Understanding XML and XML Schemas
  • Reading XML Data with a DataSet
  • Writing XML Data with a DataSet
Data Binding
  • Understanding ADO.NET Data Binding
  • Binding to Simple and Complex Controls
  • Manually Binding Controls
  • Using the BindingSource Control
  • Using the BindingNavigator Control
  • Using the DataGridView Control
  • Using the Chart Control
Working with Forms
  • Understanding Modal vs Modeless Forms
  • Displaying Modal Forms
  • Working with DialogResult
  • Retrieving Data from Modal Forms
  • Displaying Modeless Forms
  • Working with Data in Modeless Forms
  • Using the Common Dialogs
Working with Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars
  • Working with Menus
  • Working with Toolbars
  • Working with Status Bars
Working with Files and Directories
  • Working with the Windows File System
  • Discovering Drives
  • Discovering Directories
  • Discovering Files
  • Examining File, Directory and Drive Attributes
  • Reading, Writing and Appending to Files
Introduction to WCF Web Services
  • Overview of WCF Services
  • Understanding SOAP
  • Creating a WCF SOAP Web Service
  • Creating a Proxy Class
  • Calling a WCF SOAP Web Service
Deploying Windows Forms Applications
  • Understanding Deployment Options
  • Configuring an Application for Deployment
  • Using XCOPY Deployment
  • Using Installers
  • Using Click-Once Deployment

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