Windows Applications with C# 2008 Training


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Visual Studio 2008 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual Studio developer. From new language features, including LINQ (Language Integrated Query), to new client-side data support, Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 make it easier than ever to create robust, enterprise-level applications. This C# 2008 Windows Applications training course begins with the basics. Students will become familiar with Windows Forms and Windows Forms controls and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). You will learn how to access data using ADO.NET, how to take advantage of data binding features, and you will explore the range of controls and components provided by Visual Studio. You will also learn how to build solid applications using structured exception handling, how to use the Visual Studio debugging features, how to use MenuStrip and ToolStrip controls, and how to add unprecedented flexibility to your user interfaces using the container controls.

  1. Introduction to Windows Forms
    1. .NET Does Windows
    2. Adding Controls to a Form
    3. A Peek behind the Scenes
    4. Adding Event Handling Code
    5. Adding a Menu to the Form
    6. Adding Non-Graphical Components
  2. Taking Advantage of the Form Event Model
    1. How Visual Basic Handles Events
    2. Exploring Form and Control Events
  3. Common Windows Forms Controls
    1. Label, TextBox, and Button
    2. CheckBox and RadioButton
    3. ComboBox, ListBox, and CheckedListBox
    4. LinkLabel, NumericUpdown, PictureBox and ProgressBar
  4. Exception Handling
    1. Perspectives on Exception Handling
    2. Getting Started with Exception Handling
    3. Catching Specific Exceptions
    4. Raising Errors
    5. Running Code Unconditionally
    6. Handling Unhandled Exceptions
    7. Creating Exception Classes
  5. Working with Strings and Dates
    1. Basic .NET Data Types
    2. Working with Text: The String Class
    3. Working with Dates and Times
  6. Accessing Data
    1. Overview of ADO.NET
    2. Connecting to Data
    3. Executing Commands
    4. Working with Data
    5. Choosing an ADO.NET Provider
  7. Introduction to LINQ
    1. LINQ Syntax
    2. LINQ SQL
    3. LINQ DataSets
    4. LINQ to XML
  8. Data Binding Techniques
    1. Data Binding Basics
    2. Creating a Data Source
    3. Creating Data-Bound Forms
    4. Data Binding Components and Controls
    5. Displaying Data from Related Tables
    6. Enforcing Referential Integrity
    7. Displaying Data from Lookup Tables
    8. Adding Search Capabilities to a Form
    9. Filtering by Values from a Lookup Table
    10. Data Validation
    11. Working with Local Data
  9. Using the Data Controls
    1. Data Controls
    2. The BindingNavigator Control
    3. The BindingSource Component
    4. The DataGridView Control
    5. The ReportViewer Control
  10. Introduction to WPF
    1. Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
    2. Investigating XAML and the WPF Designer
    3. Introducing Content and Grid Controls
  11. Revisiting WPF
    1. Laying Out the Application
    2. Creating the MoviePlayer Control
    3. Creating a Data Source and Hook up Data Binding
    4. Adding a Data Converter and a Data Template
  12. Handling Input/Output Tasks
    1. Introducing the System.IO Namespace
    2. Selecting Files
    3. Browsing for Folders
    4. Handling Path Information
    5. Working with Directories and Files
    6. Using Stream-Based Objects to Read and Write File Contents
  13. Project Settings in Visual Studio
    1. The Project Designer
    2. Application Properties
    3. Compilation Properties
    4. Debugging Properties
    5. Project References
    6. Project Resources
    7. Project Settings
  14. Debugging Your Applications
    1. Debugging Applications
    2. Setting Breakpoints and Stepping through Code
    3. Debugging Code in Assemblies
    4. Evaluating Variables and Objects
    5. Edit and Continue
    6. Tracing Applications
    7. Unit Testing
  15. Container Controls
    1. Introducing Container Controls
    2. Grouping Controls with the GroupBox Control
    3. Introducing the Panel Control
    4. Displaying Multiple Panels with the SplitContainer Control
    5. Laying out Panels with the TabControl Control
    6. Simple Layout Using the FlowLayoutPanel Control
    7. Advanced Layout Using the TableLayoutPanel Control
  16. Menus and Toolbars
    1. Introducing the ToolStrips
    2. Working with the ToolStrips
  17. Complex Windows Forms Controls
    1. Introducing Complex Controls
    2. NotifyIcon Control
    3. WebBrowser Control
    4. MaskedTextBox Control
    5. RichTextBox Control
    6. TreeView and ListView Controls
    7. MonthCalendar and DateTimePicker Controls
  18. Working with My Namespace
    1. The My Namespace
    2. My.Application
    3. My.Computer
    4. My.User
    5. My.Forms
    6. My.Resources
    7. My.Settings
    8. My.WebServices

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