C# Design and Application Patterns

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description The C# Design and Application Patterns course teaches .NET developers how to apply best practices to their .NET applications. While a thorough understanding of the C# language is key to development success, developers should also understand how to write loosely-coupled code that is based upon proven best practices and patterns. By applying design and application patterns to the development process, more consistent, flexible and maintainable code can be written. In the C# Design and Application Patterns course developers will learn how to apply several Creational, Structural and Behavioral design patterns to their .NET applications. The course includes real-life analogies for each design pattern to help students thoroughly understand the purpose of a pattern and better understand when and where a pattern can be used. Comparisons between patterns are provided to help students in the pattern selection process. Students will also learn about two key application patterns including MVC and MVVM. Hands-on exercises will re-enforce the principles and provide students with an in-depth understanding of individual design and application pattern pros and cons.

Prerequisites
• C# 3.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2008

Learning Objectives
• Introduction to Design Patterns o What are Design Patterns? o Why use Design Patterns? o Selecting a Design Pattern o Key Language Concepts • Creational Design Patterns o Abstract Factory Pattern o Singleton Pattern o Builder Pattern o Factory Pattern o Prototype Pattern • Structural Design Patterns o Façade Pattern o Decorator Pattern o Adapter Pattern • Behavioral Design Patterns o Observer Pattern o Chain of Responsibility Pattern o Mediator Pattern • Application Design Patterns o Overview of Application Design Patterns o Separation of Concerns and Testing o Model-View-Controller (MVC) o Understanding the MVC Pattern o Introduction to ASP.NET MVC o The Role of Routing o Creating the Model o Creating a Controller with Actions o Displaying Data with Views o Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) o Introduction to MVVM o Introduction to Prism o Applying MVVM to Silverlight