.NET Training Overview|
Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a complete restructuring of Microsoft’s whole system infrastructure and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications on Microsoft platforms. There is substantial change to the Visual Basic language, including its object-oriented features. But learning the new programming language is only part of the challenge. The much greater challenge is learning the .NET Framework and all its capabilities.
This three-day course covers the essentials of the .NET Framework for programmers who already know the Visual Basic language and the fundamentals of Windows Forms. It pairs with the course “Visual Basic Essentials” to form a five-day introduction to Visual Basic and the .NET Framework for experienced programmers.
It is current to .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. The course focuses on core portions of the .NET Framework that are common across many application areas. Separate courses are available in specific areas, such as ADO.NET, XML Programming, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communications Framework, ASP.NET and Web services.
The course starts with an introduction to the architecture and key concepts of .NET. It then discusses class libraries, assemblies, versioning, configuration, and deployment, which constitute a major advance in the simplicity and robustness of deploying Windows applications, ending the notorious “DLL hell.” The next two chapters discuss important topics in the .NET programming model, including metadata, reflection, I/O, and serialization. The following chapter continues the discussion of the .NET programming model, covering memory management, threading, asynchronous programming, application domains, marshal by value, marshal by reference, and.NET remoting.
.NET Security is introduced in some detail, including both code access security and role-based security. The next chapter covers interoperability of .NET with COM and with Win32 applications. The course includes an introduction to database programming using ADO.NET and LINQ. SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, bundled with Visual Studio 2008, is used in database examples.
The course is practical, with many examples and a case study. The goal is to equip you to begin building significant applications using the .NET Framework. The student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.
.NET Training Learning Objectives
.NET Training Prerequisites
- Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of .NET
- Acquire a working knowledge of the .NET programming model and .NET Security
- Learn how to implement database applications using ADO.NET and LINQ
The student should be an experienced application developer or architect with a working knowledge of Visual Basic, including building simple GUIs with Windows Forms.
.NET Training Course duration
.NET Training Course outline
1. .NET Fundamentals
What is Microsoft .NET?
Common Language Runtime
Common Type System
Framework Class Library
Assemblies and Deployment
2. Class Libraries
Components in .NET
Building Class Libraries at the Command Line
Class Libraries Using Visual Studio 2008
3. Assemblies, Deployment and Configuration
Private Assembly Deployment
Shared Assembly Deployment
Programmatic Access to Configuration
Using SDK Tools for Signing and Deployment
Application Settings with .NET 2.0
4. Metadata and Reflection|
5. I/O and Serialization|
6. .NET Programming Model|
Memory Management and Garbage Collection
Threading and Synchronization
.NET 2.0 BackgroundWorker
Marshal by Value
Marshal by Reference
7. .NET Security
Authentication and Authorization
Code Access Security
Principals and Identities
8. Interoperating with COM and Win32|
.NET Client Calling a COM Server
9. ADO.NET and LINQ|
.NET Data Providers
DataReaders and Connected Access
Data Sets and Disconnected Access
Language Integrated Query
Course exercises require Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher. The preferred operating system is Windows XP. SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, bundled with Visual Studio 2005, is required for the database chapter. See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz or better CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.