This course moves your development skills even further beyond the basics, starting with learning how to extend Visual Studio 2008 and handling issues you’ll encounter with multiple versions of assemblies and applications. More...
This course is now shipping with the full 12+ hours of instructor-led training media. Courseware, labs, code and exams for this course will be available 11/30/2008.
Course includes 36+ hours of total training time...
Developing Applications Using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008: Enterprise, Mobile, and Security
This course moves your development skills even further beyond the basics, starting with learning how to extend Visual Studio 2008 and handling issues you’ll encounter with multiple versions of assemblies and applications. You’ll learn to create and debug Windows services, and how to create and test applications for Windows Mobile devices. You’ll become expert working with XML, reading and writing data using the XML DOM and the XML reader/writer classes. Visual Studio 2008 adds new data-related features—you’ll learn about these new features, and also how to create new custom controls, secure applications, and create setup applications so you can deploy your solutions. You’ll finish by learning how to analyze code at runtime using attributes and reflection, and how to use the new Visual Studio 2008 client application services.
In this course you will learn...
Extend the functionality of Visual Studio 2008.
Handle versioning issues with multiple assemblies or applications.
Create and debug Windows services.
Build and test mobile applications.
Read and write XML data using the Document Object Model, and XML readers and writers.
Perform cascading updates in joined data.
Easily convert data projects to n-tier distributed applications.
Create custom and user controls.
Correctly secure Windows applications.
Build setup applications.
Examine existing code using reflection.
Use distributed client settings in a Windows application.
The course assumes that students have some programming background. No specific experience with Visual Studio 2008 or the .NET Framework is required, although this course does not focus on programming languages, but rather, on building Windows applications. You may find that it's easier for you to follow the examples in this course if you have some prior experience working with the .NET Framework using Visual Basic, or have taken a beginning programming course using Visual Basic.
Extending Visual Studio 2008
Create Item Templates
Create Project Templates
Handling Versioning Issues
CLR Locates Assemblies
CLR Enforces Versioning
Strong Name an Assembly
Private and Shared Assemblies
Techniques of Sharing Assemblies
Creating Windows Services
Debug Windows Service Applications
Building Mobile Applications
Applications for Pocket PCs and Smartphones
SQL Server Compact 3.5 Databases
Reading and Writing XML Using the XML DOM
Reading and Writing XML, Programmatically
Important Classes in the System.XML
Read and Write XML Nodes and Attributes
Contents of an XML Document
Write an XML Document
Query using XPath Expressions
Enforce Referential Integrity in
Separate DataSet from TableAdapter Code
LINQ to SQL
Creating Custom Controls
Create New Controls for Forms
Create a Control from an Existing Control
and Add Functionality
Control Base Class and Drawing GDI+
Composite Control from the UserControl
Securing Windows Applications
.NET Framework Security
Code Access Security
Building Setup Applications
Customize a Setup Project
Control Installation of an Application
Specify Conditions of an Install
Custom Actions for after an Installation
Attributes and Reflection
Use Reflection to take Advantage of
Client Application Services
Membership and Roles in ASP.NET
Client Application Services to Add Remote
Login, Roles, and Profiles
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 A most popular courses (click here for list of 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.