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Exploring Visual Basic 2005
with Ken Getz

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See the process of creating an end-to-end Visual Basic 2005 application starting with an introduction to the .NET Framework and concluding with the running complete application. Gain insight into a variety of topics focusing on the major areas of application development on the .NET Framework. The application will include coverage of Windows applications, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Web Services, Windows Services, COM Interop, and more.

Course includes 18+ hours of total training time...

  • 6 modules of training
  • Over 9 hours of media run time
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
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Exploring Visual Basic 2005

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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)

Exploring Visual Basic 2005

Sessions Run Time
6 9 hours

After completing this course, you'll not only have an idea of how to transition your skills from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2005, you'll have a good understanding of the important areas within the .NET Framework. This course demonstrates many of the new features in Visual Studio 2005 and is aimed at experienced developers as well as those new to .NET.

Introduction to Visual Studio 2005

  • What is .NET, Anyway?
  • .NET Framework Components
  • .NET Languages
  • Applications You Can Build
  • Create a Console Project in Visual Studio 2005
  • Option Strict
  • Intellisense
  • Start Debugging
  • Add A Reference
  • Single Step from Visual Basic to C#
  • Imports/Using Statements
  • Inserting Code Snippets
  • How Do I Distribute This App?
Intro to .NET Framework Classes
  • Looking at System Services
  • What's in the BCL?
  • A Note About Namespaces
  • System Namespace
  • System.Collections
  • System.Data
  • System.NET
  • System.Security
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls
  • System.Windows.Forms
Specific .NET Framework Classes
  • String Class
  • StringBuilder Class
  • FileVersionInfo Class
  • FileSystemWatcher Class
  • Common Dialog Demo
  • Network Event Demo
  • New Classes in Framework 2.0
  • My Namespace Simplifies
  • Static Classes
  • Dynamic Classes
Serializing Data Using Visual Basic 2005
  • Using Serialization
  • .NET Framework/Serialization
  • Take Advantage of Formatter Classes
  • Serialization/Deserialization
  • Where is the Data Going?
  • Why Message Queuing?
  • Message Queuing Terminology
  • Programming Basics
  • Send Customer via MSMQ
  • Retrieve Customer from MSMQ
Data Access with ADO.NET
  • What is ADO.NET?
  • ADO.NET Architecture
  • DataTable Object
  • Filling a DataTable Manually
  • Setting Up Connections
  • Commands
  • Reading Data with DataReader
  • Working With Data
  • Connecting to a Data Source
  • Getting Data into a DataSet
  • Viewing Data while Debugging
  • Inserting Data
  • Insert Data Using Stored Procedure
  • New Features in ADO.NET
Windows Services Using Visual Basic 2005
  • Steps for Building Windows Services
  • View Current Running Services
  • Debugging Your Service
  • Create a Windows Service
  • Uninstall the Windows Service
Windows Forms Using Visual Basic 2005
  • Why Windows Forms?
  • Visual Inheritance
  • Forms in Visual Studio
  • Some Windows Forms Controls
  • Create a Base Form
  • Create an Inherited Form
  • Anchoring/Docking
  • Creating an MDI Application
  • Display Forms Programmatically
  • Examine Event Handler code
  • Add Code to the Base Form
  • BackgroundWorker Component
  • New Controls in Visual Studio 2005
  • ClickOnce Deployment
ASP.NET Web Forms Using Visual Basic 2005
  • What's Good About Classic ASP?
  • What's Bad About Classic ASP?
  • Introducing ASP.NET
  • Designing Web Pages
  • Separation of UI and Code
  • Create a New Web Application
  • Add Controls to a Web Page
  • Run the Web Page
  • View Source of Web Page
  • Server Controls
  • Web Controls
COM Interoperability
  • Why Use COM in a .NET World?
  • COM and the CLR
  • Bi-Directional COM Interop
  • Create an ActiveX DLL
  • Call ComDemo From Excel
  • Call ComDemo from Visual Studio 2005
  • Object Lifetime
  • Set Up Reg-Free COM
Web Services Using Visual Basic 2005
  • Introducing Web Services
  • Transporting Information
  • Consuming A Web Service
  • Making Web Service Requests
  • Set a Reference to the Web Service
  • Add Code to Call the Web Service
  • Call A More Complex Web Service
  • Create A New Web Service
  • Consume the Web Service
  • Deploy the Web Service

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Your Instructor

Ken Getz

is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies and splits his time between programming, writing, and training. He specializes in tools and applications written in Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic. Ken has been training and writing courseware for for almost ten years. Most recently, he has written and presented training courses for Professional Training via CD-ROM series, including VB.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET (all with co-authors Mary Chipman and Andy Baron), VB6, VB5, and Access 2000/97 (with co-author Paul Litwin). Ken is also 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)). Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences and has spoken often at Microsoft's Tech-Ed conference. Ken's also a technical editor for Access-VB-SQL Advisor magazine and a columnist for Informant Publications' asp.netPRO magazine.

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