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C# Introduction / Intermediate

Duration: 5 Days

Overview:

In this course, you’ll learn to use Visual Studio to explore the Visual C# 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’ll learn all the language features that you must internalize in order to create full-featured Web or Windows applications that make best use of the .NET platform. You’ll learn about data types, variables, and operators, along with all the important flow control structures.
You’ll work through several examples demonstrating the power of the .NET Framework, and dig into creating and consuming your own classes and objects.
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.
The course concludes by introducing the new LINQ-oriented features including anonymous types, lambda expressions, and more. By the end of this course, you will understand the important basic concepts that will allow you to start creating the applications you need.

Prerequisites:

Developers needing a introduction to the C#.NET language. This course teaches the C# language which is the same whether you are creating Windows, ASP, or mobile .NET applications.

Course Topics:

Getting Started

Learn the advantages and architecture of the .NET Framework
Setup a development profile in Visual Studio .NET
View the code that Visual Studio generates and understand what it does

Data Types and Variables

Understand how to create variables and assign values
Explore operators and see how they can be used to change values and compare expressions

Using the .NET Framework

Using .NET Framework classes
Explore basic file IO operation
Learn how to work with strings

Branching and Flow Control

Making choices using conditional statements
Manage flow control using branching statements
Break out of loops when necessary

Classes and Objects

Investigate .NET Framework classes to see how you can consume classes in your code
Learn about properties, methods, and fields
Create instances of classes using class constructors
Investigate class details, including reference vs. value types, and more

Properties and Methods

Explore how to use properties in your classes
Learn to control how property values are set and retrieved
Understand how to pass arguments to methods
Learn how to return both simple and complex data types from methods

Object-Oriented Techniques

Understand how derived classes inherit from base classes
Explore how to add and modify members in derived classes
Understand how to create and use interfaces
Explore techniques for organizing your classes

Working with Arrays

Create and initialize arrays
Work with array methods and properties
Investigate arrays in the .NET Framework
Learn techniques for sorting arrays

Delegates and Events

Learn different ways to work with delegates
Introduce anonymous delegates
Learn how delegates and events are related
Investigate events and event handlers

Generics

Understand the advantages and benefits of generics
Explore the use of generics to sort and search in arrays
See how to use generic interfaces and constraints
Explore the generic List class

Handling Exceptions

Learn to use try/catch blocks to handle runtime errors
Throw exceptions back to procedure callers
Use the finally block to run code unconditionally
Create and handle userdefined exceptions

Collection Classes

Investigate the collection interfaces in the System.Collections.Generic namespace
Create dynamically sized arrays using the List class
Investigate the generic SortedDictionary, SortedList, Stack, and Queue class

LINQ

Motivate the need for LINQ
Learn about the various LINQ providers
Investigate simple LINQ to Objects, LINQ to SQL, and LINQ to XML samples

Working with relational databases

Accessing databases with the Entity Framework (EF)
Integrating C# extended features with LINQ


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