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Exploring Visual Studio 2008 Using Visual Basic
with Ken Getz and Robert Green


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Visual Studio 2008 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual Studio developer. From new language features, including LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to new client-side data support, Visual Studio 2008, and the .NET Framework 3.5, make it easier than ever to create robust, enterprise-level applications. This course introduces the most important new features in Visual Studio 2008 for experienced Visual Studio developers. Course includes 11+ hours of total training time...
  • 8 modules of training
  • Over 11 hours of media run time
  • Sample code
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Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Using Visual Basic
CD-ROM

 8 CD-ROMs

$395.00  
DVD-ROM

 1 DVD-ROM

$395.00  
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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)
Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Using Visual Basic
Modules Run Time
8 11 hours

Visual Studio 2008 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual Studio developer. From new language features, including LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to new client-side data support, Visual Studio 2008, and the .NET Framework 3.5, make it easier than ever to create robust, enterprise-level applications. This course introduces the most important new features in Visual Studio 2008 for experienced Visual Studio developers.

In this course you will learn...
  • Investigate new language features, including LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
  • Incorporate improvements to Visual Studio's data features
  • Build applications using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Communicate between applications using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Create workflow-enabled applications using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
  • Investigate new features for both Web and Windows applications
  • Learn about building managed applications for Microsoft Office
Prerequisites:

Before taking this course, students should have a good working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0.


Audience:

This course is focused directly on existing Visual Studio 2005 developers who want to learn, in a succinct fashion, what's new for them in Visual Studio 2008.

LINQ

  • Introduce Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Examine LINQ syntax
  • Use LINQ to query over objects
  • Retrieve and Modify SQL Server data using LINQ over SQL
  • Work with DataSet data using LINQ
  • Query XML content using LINQ over XML
Data Improvements
  • See how the TableAdapterManager provides hierarchical updating
  • Learn how to cache data locally
  • See how to separate dataset and TableAdapter code in n-tier data applications
  • Explore how to use LINQ to SQL classes to represent data
Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Introduce Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Compare declarative and procedural coding styles
  • Investigate the WPF designer in Visual Studio 2008
  • Learn about controls and data binding in WPF
  • Create a simple, but useful, WPF application
Windows Communication Foundation
  • Introduce Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Learn how to build and host WCF services
  • See how to specify addresses, bindings and contracts using configuration files
  • Explore how to handle exceptions
  • See how to apply basic security to messages
Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Introduce Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
  • Review workflow activities
  • See how the workflow runtime processes activities
  • Learn how to host workflows in applications
  • Understand the difference between sequential and state machine workflows
  • Learn how hosts and workflows communicate
ASP.NET Improvements
  • Investigate new ASP.NET features
  • Learn how Visual Studio 2008 makes it easier to create ASP.NET sites
  • Add LINQ support to ASP.NET sites
  • Use JavaScript and AJAX in ASP.NET sites
Windows Application Improvements
  • Use remote login, roles and profile services
  • Use WPF controls in Windows forms and vice versa
  • Introduce the Report Wizard
  • Learn what’s new in ClickOnce
Office 2007 Projects
  • Learn about the various Office templates available in Visual Studio 2008
  • Use the new Ribbon designer
  • Create a custom task pane
  • Investigate Word 2007’s content controls
  • Add Outlook custom form regions
  • Interoperate between VBA and managed code
  • Deploy Office applications using Click Once

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Your Instructor

Ken Getz is a nationally renowned speaker and best-selling author who specializes in programming with Visual C# and Visual Basic. He is the author and presenter of some of most popular courses . Ken is also a senior consultant with MCW Technologies and the author or co-author of several best-selling books including Access 2002 Developer's Handbooks (with Paul Litwin and Mike Gunderloy (Sybex)), Access Cookbook (with Andy Baron and Paul Litwin (O'Reilly)), VBA Developer's Handbook (with Mike Gilbert (Sybex)), and ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart (with Paul D. Sheriff (Addison-Wesley)). Since the inception of the program, Ken has been selected each year as a Microsoft Support MVP and is a member of the INETA speaker's bureau, traveling to speak at .NET user groups throughout the country. Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, including Microsoft's Tech-Ed, as well as VSLive and DevConnections. Ken is also a technical editor for Advisor Guide to Microsoft Access and Advisor Guide to Microsoft Visual Basic and is a columnist for both CoDe Magazine and MSDN Magazine.

Robert Green is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner. Before joining MCW, Robert worked at Microsoft for 8 years, most recently as a Program Manager on the Visual Basic product team and previously as a Product Manager for several products including Visual Studio, Visual Basic, Visual Studio Tools for Office and Visual FoxPro. Prior to joining Microsoft, Robert was a Vice President and co-founder of The Information Management Group, a consulting and education services firm in Chicago. Robert has been a frequent speaker at technology conferences, including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections and Advisor Live. His articles have appeared on MSDN and Advisor Publication’s VB.NET Advisor, and will appear in other venues as well throughout the year. Robert is the co-author and co-presenter of Visual Basic 2005 and Visual C# 2005 training, along with Ken Getz.

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