Introduction to the Visual Basic 2005


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In this Visual Basic .NET training course, students use Visual Studio .NET 2005 to learn the Visual Basic .NET language. The course starts with a quick overview of the .NET platform, examining assemblies, Microsoft Intermediate Language, Visual Studio profiles, XML comments, IntelliSense, and debugging. From there, you will learn the Visual Basic .NET language features to create full-featured Web or Windows applications that make best use of the .NET platform. You will learn about data types, variables, and operators, along with all the important flow control structures. You will work through several examples demonstrating the power of the .NET Framework, and dig into creating and consuming your own classes and objects. Finally, the course moves on to working with data structures, such as arrays and collection classes, before finishing up with discussions of generics, handling exceptions and working with delegates and events. By the end of this Visual Basic .NET training course, you will understand the important concepts that will allow you to start creating .NET applications.

  1. Getting Started with .NET
    1. Thinking about .NET
    2. Using Visual Studio 2005
    3. Debugging Your and Handling Exceptions
  2. Data Types and Variables
    1. Introducing Variables and Data Types
    2. Working with Variables and Data Types
  3. Using the .NET Framework
    1. Using .NET Framework Classes
    2. Working with Strings
    3. Working with Dates and Times
    4. The My Namespace
  4. Branching and Flow Control
    1. Conditional Branching
    2. Repeating Code Blocks
    3. Unconditional Branching
  5. Classes and Objects
    1. Introducing Objects and Classes
    2. Creating Your Own Classes
    3. Working with Classes
  6. Properties and Methods
    1. Working with Properties
    2. Working with Methods
  7. Object-Oriented Techniques
    1. Inheritance
    2. Interfaces
    3. Organizing Classes
  8. Working with Arrays
    1. Introducing Arrays
    2. Manipulating Arrays
  9. Delegates and Events
    1. Motivating Delegates
    2. Introducing Delegates
    3. Working with Events
  10. Generics
    1. Introducing Generics
    2. Generics and Arrays
    3. Generic Interfaces
    4. Generic Constraints
    5. Generics and Lists
  11. Handling Exceptions
    1. Perspectives on Exception Handling
    2. Getting Started with Exception Handling
    3. Catching Specific Exceptions
    4. Raising Errors
    5. Running Code Unconditionally
    6. Creating Exception Classes
  12. Collection Classes
    1. Generics, Collections, and Interfaces
    2. The Generic List
    3. Working with Dictionaries, Stacks, and Queues
    4. Creating Your Own Generic Collection Classes

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