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Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Training

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Course duration

  • 4 Days

Course Outline

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.

  • Learn to create Console Application projects in Visual Studio .NET 2010.
  • Learn to convert a variable from one data type to another in Visual Basic
  • Learn to set and change dates and times in Visual Basic
  • Learn to repeat blocks of code using looping statements.
  • Learn to generate and test your own Visual Basic classes using the Class Designer and Object Test Bench tools.
  • Learn to use methods in your Visual Basic classes.
  • Learn to control how derived VB classes inherit from base classes.
  • Learn to create Visual Basic classes containing arrays, adding support for indexers and enumerators.
  • Learn to use delegate types to provide flexibility and type safety.
  • Learn to create generic classes and methods in Visual Basic
  • Learn to use Exception objects to determine what error has occurred.
  • Learn to create your own custom collection classes in Visual Basic
  • Learn to use anonymous types, lambda expressions, extension methods, object initializers, and implicit type declarations.
  • Minimal programming background
  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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