Foundations of C# Programming and the .NET Framework

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will be introduced to the .NET framework through an overview of languages, libraries, services, and tools. You'll then learn the foundations of the C# language. From basics to the newer features such as generics, partial classes, static classes, global namespace qualification, and so forth. are integrated throughout the course.

Note: You are required to bring your own laptop.

Audience

Developers who:

  • Want to gain in-depth knowledge of the core C# language
  • Need a fast introduction to the .NET platform architecture
  • Would like an overview of how to navigate the .NET Framework class library

Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of at least one other high-level language.

Note: The difficulty level is ideal for programmers coming from languages like VB6, Pascal, or C. Individuals with a mainframe or scripting background will find the course very challenging - you should study an introductory programming text before attending. If you have some C++ or Java experience, some material will be familiar, but the course will still be beneficial. Experienced C++ or Java programmers should move directly to Essential .NET.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine core language features such as types, variables, and control constructs
  • Use object-oriented features such as class, interface, protection, and inheritance
  • Perform error notification and error handling using exceptions
  • Use properties to implement the private data/public accessor pattern
  • Use namespaces to group related types
  • Use delegates and events to implement callbacks
  • Override Object class methods such as ToString
  • Avoid dll conflicts during deployment
  • Use dynamic binding and polymorphism to write generic code (i.e., less code!)
  • Distinguish between 'implementation inheritance' and 'interface inheritance'
  • Use ADO.NET to connect to SQL Server and run a simple query
  • Build a basic Windows Forms GUI

1. .NET Overview

2. .NET Execution Model

3. Console Application

4. Dynamic-Link Library

5. Language Basics

6. Classes

7. Initialization

8. Properties

9. Static

10. Reference Types

11. Implementation Inheritance 1 and 2

12. Interface Inheritance

13. Object

14. Exceptions

15. Namespaces

16. Event Subscription

17. Windows Forms

18. Introduction to ADO.NET

19. Generics

20. String

21. Assemblies