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VB.NET 2.0 Training Bootcamp! (4 day training for programming Windows Forms)

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Course Name: VB .NET 2.0 Training Bootcamp

Brief Course Description: Complete app development with Microsoft’s VB.NET 2.0, the .NET 2.0 Framework and Visual Studio 2005

Duration: 4 Full Days of comprehensive VB.NET 2.0 Training

Format: Instructor-led, hands-on

Prerequisites: Professional programming experience is assumed. Exposure to Object Oriented programming, relational databases and a little XML is especially helpful. The ideal student is an experienced VB6 developer, but VB6 is not required.

Assumed Audience: Procedural language programmers transitioning to .NET. Students who are coding in VB6, PHP, Perl, classic ASP etc, or similar procedural programmers are ready to attend this class. Java and C++ developers new to .NET are also well positioned attend this course.

Course Materials: 300+ pg text on VB.NET, Resource Pack with CD

Course Description Summary: : This is a fast paced, in depth VB.NET 2.0 training class. This class is about 50% lecture with code demonstrations and about 50% lab work thereafter. The lab work includes many short exercises and several in-depth projects. The student exits this class aware of best practices in VB.NET 2.0 and ready to build production .NET applications incorporating VB.NET.

NOTE: This class DOES NOT cover Internet programming. For Internet programming, please refer to the 5-day ASP.NET BOOTCAMP with VB.NET.

The Outline

  • .NET 2.0 Overview and Theory of Operation
    • Common Language Runtime (CLR)
    • The Assembly
      • Security and Scope
      • Metadata
      • Assembly types: Private, Shared and Native
      • Why understanding the .NET Assembly is key
    • The Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
    • Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL)
    • .NET languages overview
    • Common Type System (CTS)
    • Just in time compilation (JIT)
    • The command line utilities vs Visual Studio
    • Understanding the Framework
      • Understanding the Common Type System
      • Understanding Namespaces
      • Understanding how to use the standard .NET Libraries
    • Useful .NET utilities that ship with Visual Studio
    • Creating and deploying Windows and ASP.NET applications
    • Obfuscation and Deployment
  • Using Visual Studio 2005
    • Project components
    • References
    • Difference between a solution and a project
    • When to use what project type
    • Class View, Code View, Component View, Design View
    • Solution Explorer, Server Explorer, Properties & Events Window; Immediate, Locals and Output Windows
    • The Class Diagrammer in Detail
    • Code snippets and Macros
    • Code Editor Regions
    • Auto-generated, inline XML Documentation
    • Setting up your code editor
    • Customizing your VS2005 desktop
    • Settings, setting up, importing and exporting personal VS2005 settings
    • Using the object explorer
    • Project Properties: Knowing the essential project and compilation settings
    • Essential Tools/Options setting
    • Using the debugger
    • Extending Visual Studio with Snippets, Commands and Macros
    • Best Practices in the IDE
  • The Programming Language
    • Variables
      • Rules for scope—Access modifiers for variables
      • Variable shadowing explained and demystified
      • Data Types and Procedure Return Values
      • Value types and Object (reference) types- when to use each
      • The “Boxing” of variables demystified
      • Casting and type conversions
      • ‘ Me’ keyword, (‘this’ in C#) ‘Mybase’ keyword (‘base’ in C#)
      • Declaring and using Constants, Enumerations and Structures
      • What is a structure? How is it different from a class?
      • The Array, and the ArrayList. When to use which
      • Introduction to Generics
      • Working with Strings. Formatting Strings. object.ToString()
      • Final work on variable shadowing
    • Procedures
      • Rules for scope—Access modifiers for procedures
      • Procedure shadowing explained and demystified
      • The many ways of passing arguments into .NET procedures
      • Optional parameters with arrays and method overloading
      • The ByRef keyword (‘ref’ and ‘out’ keywords in C#)
      • Returning values from functions
      • Best practices when coding .NET procedures
    • Flow of Control and Operators (Logical and Arithmetic)
      • Operators- Arithmetic
      • Operators- Logical. Short-circuited operators
      • Conditional statements. Looping, iteration and branching
      • For Each-- useful over lists of IEnumerable items. For Each tricks
    • Error Handling and Debugging
      • Exceptions
      • Raising Exceptions
      • Capturing and processing exceptions using Try/Catch/Finally
      • Best practices in error handling with Try/Catch/Finally
      • Debugging in detail
      • Tracing and the Trace Log
        • Overview of serialization, file I/O, and delegates
        • Language constructs available that are NOT recommended
        • Procedure shadowing explained and demystified
        • Best Practices with the language
  • Object Oriented Programming in .NET
    • Understanding the OOP-centric .NET Framework
    • Object (reference) types
    • Value types
    • Object instances
      • Defined
      • Construction with constructors; the default constructor
      • Object instances and managed memory. Finalization explained.
      • Dispose() and Finalize-- more detail.
      • Garbage collection with GC.Collect() explained
      • How size and age of object instances influences the object lifecycle
      • Best practices with object instances
    • Classes
      • Properties, Methods and Events
      • Members revisited
        • Overloading
        • Overriding
      • Instancing a class
      • Inheriting a class
      • Partial Classes
      • Using ArrayLists and Lists. When to use which
      • Sidebar: Structures and Classes, similiarities and differences
      • Inheritance. Why inherit? Implications of Inheritance.
        • Simple Inheritance
        • Marking a class ‘not inheritable’. When to do so
        • Marking a class ‘not instanceable’. When to do this and why
        • How to use a class without having to instance an object. When do you want this?
        • Marking a class 'inheritable only'. When and why
        • Casting and type conversion of object instances
        • Boxing revisit
        • Virtual methods, Abstract methods.
        • Inheritance and variables. Subtle aspects of casting variables of inherited types
        • Inheritance Polymorphism. (NO big deal !)
        • Best practices with OOP inheritance
      • Implementing Interfaces
        • Interface Concepts and facilities
        • The multiple inheritance problem as addressed in the .NET Framework
        • Interface implementation examples
        • Interfaces and good OOP design
        • Interface polymorphism: how to get it, how to use it
        • Interfaces and polymorphic iterating over object-based collections
        • Interfaces vs. "MustInherit" VB.NET Classes: When to use which; why and how
        • Best Practices with Interfaces
      • Group Quiz on Inheritance, Interfaces, and OOP
      • Sidebar: Summary of VB.NET and C#.NET OOP keywords
  • More features of the .NET programming environment
    • File I/O and Streams. Stream readers and writers
    • Delegates. Concepts and Facilities. Examples. Using Delegates
    • Immutable strings and Stringbuilder().
  • ADO.NET 2.0 Data Access with ASP.NET
    • A brief history of MS Data Access: How did we get here? Quick survey of DAO, RDO, ADO with OLEDB, ODBC
    • .NET 2.0 Databinding: Not just for Databases
    • Essential .NET 2.0 Data binding concepts and facilities
      • Survey of the DataBound Controls: List controls, Iterative controls, control templates, the GridView control
      • Survey of the Data Sources: SqlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, XMLDataSource
      • Binding to arrays and collections
      • Binding to ArrayLists and Generic Lists
      • Issues in data binding. Is data binding robust?
    • DataReaders
      • What they are, and when to use them
      • Where's my Recordset?
    • Datasets
      • New for 2.0: Concepts and Facilities
      • Usefulness. Tricks and traps with the Dataset. Best practices
      • Datasets in 3 tiers. Where does it go?
    • Unbound data access techniques
    • Creating a Data Access Layer. Issues in maintainability & scaling.
    • Design patterns, design choices and tradeoffs.
  • Web Services
    • Web Service basics
    • Windows clients for Web Services. References.
    • When to choose the Web Services model
    • Securing and authenticating web service
    • Web Services architecture and best practices


    The student that completes this course is knowledgeable in the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework and the VB.NET 2.0 language, and knows how to:

  • Develop and access databases and web services from VB.NET ;
  • Leverage the concepts and facilities of the Common Language Runtime and .NET Framework libraries;
  • Use the full set of object-oriented features found in VB.NET;
  • Logically partition application code, and effectively use the sophisticated OOP architecture behind the .NET Framework;
  • Identify and use best practices in VB.NET 2.0 development

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