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Exploring Visual Studio .NET
with Ken Getz



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NET is Microsoft's most revolutionary release of its developer tools since the introduction of Visual Basic. There are countless capabilities in the new Visual Studio, but how do you even begin to understand the impact they will have on your current and future projects? Furthermore, when should you move to .NET? This course will help you discover the answers to your .NET questions and more as industry expert Ken Getz guides you through all of the hot .NET topics.

Course includes 7+ hours of total training time...

  • 5 CDs
  • Over 7 hours of media run time
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Exploring Visual Studio .NET
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 5 CD-ROMs

$495.00  
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Exploring Visual Studio .NET

Sessions Run Time
5 CDs 7 hours

.NET is Microsoft's most revolutionary release of its developer tools since the introduction of Visual Basic. There are countless capabilities in the new Visual Studio, but how do you even begin to understand the impact they will have on your current and future projects? Furthermore, when should you move to .NET? This course will help you discover the answers to your .NET questions and more as industry expert Ken Getz guides you through all of the hot .NET topics.

Prerequisites:

Students must have some background knowledge of general application programming principles. Knowledge of the .NET framework is advantageous.

Session 1 (84 min)

Guided Tour of Visual Studio.NET

  • Creating Your First VS.NET Application
  • Investigating VS.NET Windows
  • Debugging in VS.NET
  • Using VS.NET Help

Investigating VB.NET Language Changes

  • Investigating Major Language Changes
  • Working with Classes
  • Object-Oriented Additions to VB.NET
  • Overloading, Overriding, Inheritance, and other New Techniques
  • Working Through a Simple, Object-Based Application

Session 2 (91 min)

Investigating .NET System Classes

  • Introduction to Namespaces
  • What’s in the .NET System Class Libraries?
  • Investigating Some Example Classes

Creating Windows Applications with Windows Forms

  • Creating an MDI Application in VS.NET
  • Working with Menus
  • Using Visual Inheritance
  • Adding New Controls
  • Working with Forms Programmatically
  • Creating Dialog Forms

Session 3 (86 min)

Handling Errors in VB.NET

  • Introduction to Structured Exception Handling
  • Catching Errors using Try/Catch
  • Handling Invariant Code Using Finally
  • Creating Your Own Exception Classes

Introduction to ADO.NET

  • What’s Wrong with ADO?
  • Filling a DataTable Manually
  • Connecting to Data
  • Reading Data using the DataReader Object
  • Manipulating Data with the DataAdapter and DataSet Objects
  • Using DataRelation Objects to Relate Data
  • Updating Data and the CommandBuilder Object
  • ADO.NET and XML

Session 4 (89 min)

Getting Started with ASP.NET

  • Classic ASP vs. ASP.NET
  • Introduction to Web Forms
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Targeting a Browser
  • Investigating Server Controls
  • Validating Data with Validation Controls
  • Data Binding with ASP.NET

Creating Web Services

  • Introduction to Web Services
  • Creating a Simple Web Service
  • Investigating the WSDL
  • Creating Web Service Consumers
  • Handling Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Web Service Calls

Session 5 (73 min)

Creating Console Applications and Windows Services in .NET

  • Investigating Console Applications
  • Creating a Console Application
  • Debugging Console Applications
  • Investigating Windows Services
  • Creating a Simple Windows Service
  • Debugging Windows Services

Introduction to C# for Visual Basic Developers

  • Basic Rules and C# Style
  • Working with Classes in C#
  • Creating Methods and Properties
  • Managing Flow Control and Data

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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 has been working with for more than 10 years, and 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.

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