Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Training

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In this Visual Basic 2010 training class, you'll learn to the basics of Visual Studio 2010, from learning the .NET platform, to examining assemblies, all of which will ultimately allow you to build your own .NET or Windows applications.

  1. Getting Started
    1. Learn the advantages and architecture of the .NET Framework
    2. Setup a development profile in Visual Studio .NET
    3. View the code that Visual Studio generates and understand what it does
  2. Data Types and Variables
    1. Understand how to create variables and assign values
    2. Explore operators and see how they can be used to change values and compare expressions
  3. Using the .NET Framework
    1. Using .NET Framework classes
    2. Explore basic file IO operations
    3. Learn how to work with strings
  4. Branching and Flow Control
    1. Making choices using conditional statements
    2. Manage flow control using branching statements
    3. Break out of loops when necessary
  5. Classes and Objects
    1. Investigate .NET Framework classes to see how you can consume classes in your code
    2. Learn about properties, methods, and fields
    3. Create instances of classes using class constructors
    4. Investigate class details, including reference vs. value types, and more
  6. Properties and Methods
    1. Explore how to use properties in your classes
    2. Learn to control how property values are set and retrieved
    3. Understand how to pass arguments to methods
    4. Learn how to return both simple and complex data types from methods
  7. Object-Oriented Techniques
    1. Understand how derived classes inherit from base classes
    2. Explore how to add and modify members in derived classes
    3. Understand how to create and use interfaces
    4. Explore techniques for organizing your classes
  8. Working with Arrays
    1. Create and initialize arrays
    2. Work with array methods and properties
    3. Investigate arrays in the .NET Framework
    4. Learn techniques for sorting arrays
  9. Delegates and Events
    1. Learn different ways to work with delegates
    2. Introduce anonymous delegates
    3. Learn how delegates and events are related
    4. Investigate events and event handlers
  10. Generics
    1. Understand the advantages and benefits of generics
    2. Explore the use of generics to sort and search in arrays
    3. See how to use generic interfaces and constraints
    4. Explore the generic List class
  11. Handling Exceptions
    1. Learn to use try/catch blocks to handle runtime errors
    2. Throw exceptions back to procedure callers
    3. Use the finally block to run code unconditionally
    4. Create and handle user-defined exceptions
  12. Collection Classes
    1. Investigate the collection interfaces in the System.Collections.Generic namespace
    2. Create dynamically sized arrays using the List class
    3. Investigate the generic SortedDictionary, SortedList, Stack, and Queue classes
  13. LINQ
    1. Motivate the need for LINQ
    2. Learn about the various LINQ providers
    3. Investigate simple LINQ to Objects, LINQ to SQL, and LINQ to XML samples

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