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Developing Applications Using Visual Basic 2008/2010
with Ken Getz and Robert Green

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Visual Studio 2008/2010 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual Studio developer. From new language features, including LINQ (Language Integrated Query) and new client-side data support, Visual Studio 2008/2010 and the .NET Framework 3.5 make it easier than ever to create robust, enterprise-level applications.

Course includes 99+ hours of total training time...
  • 32 modules of training
  • Over 33 hours of media run time
  • Over 2200 pages of printable courseware
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
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Developing Applications Using VB 2008/2010

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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)
Developing Applications Using Visual Basic 2008/2010
Modules Run Time Pages
32 33 hours 2200

Visual Studio 2008/2010 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 2008/2010 and the .NET Framework 3.5 make it easier than ever to create robust, enterprise-level applications. You will learn how to build solid applications using structured exception handling, how to use the Visual Studio debugging features, how to use MenuStrip and ToolStrip controls, and how to add unprecedented flexibility to your user interfaces using the container controls. As you continue through this course you will learn about important development topics that aren't normally covered in a beginning Windows application programming course such as an introduction to .NET interoperability, using .NET Serialization, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and drawing your own user interfaces using the System.Drawing namespace. You will dig deeper into the most complex of Visual Studio's built-in controls, the DataGridView control, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), using ClickOnce, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and many more topics that will extend your knowledge, your capabilities, and your value as a developer.

In this course you will learn...
  • Learn about creating Windows Forms applications
  • Understand how to trap Windows Forms events
  • Investigate the many Windows Forms controls
  • Work with debugging features
  • Learn the role of DataSets and DataTables in ADO.NET
  • Understand error handling using Exception objects
  • Create flexible user interfaces using new container controls
  • Learn to create MDI applications and application using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Interoperate between managed code and COM components.
  • Communicate using XML Web Services, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
  • Install applications using ClickOnce technology.
  • Save and restore nearly any object to a stream using serialization.
  • Create and execute workflows, using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).
  • Take advantage of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to add features to the .NET Framework.
  • Manage printers, and create free-form documents.
  • Display and edit data using DataGridView control.
  • Create owner-drawn controls and non-rectangular forms using the GDI+ and the System.Drawing namespace.
  • Create managed applications for Office 2007 products using Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO).

Introduction to Windows Forms

  • .NET Does Windows
  • Adding Controls to a Form
  • A Peek behind the Scenes
  • Adding Event Handling Code
  • Adding a Menu to the Form
  • Adding Non-Graphical Components
Taking Advantage of the Form Event Model
  • How Visual Basic Handles Events
  • Exploring Form and Control Events
Common Windows Forms Controls
  • Label, TextBox, and Button
  • CheckBox and RadioButton
  • ComboBox, ListBox, and CheckedListBox
  • LinkLabel, NumericUpdown, PictureBox and ProgressBar
Exception Handling
  • Perspectives on Exception Handling
  • Getting Started with Exception Handling
  • Catching Specific Exceptions
  • Raising Errors
  • Running Code Unconditionally
  • Handling Unhandled Exceptions
  • Creating Exception Classes
Working with Strings and Dates
  • Basic .NET Data Types
  • Working with Text: The String Class
  • Working with Dates and Times
Accessing Data
  • Overview of ADO.NET
  • Connecting to Data
  • Executing Commands
  • Working with Data
  • Choosing an ADO.NET Provider
Introduction to LINQ
  • LINQ Syntax
  • LINQ DataSets
  • LINQ to XML
Data Binding Techniques
  • Data Binding Basics
  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating Data-Bound Forms
  • Data Binding Components and Controls
  • Displaying Data from Related Tables
  • Enforcing Referential Integrity
  • Displaying Data from Lookup Tables
  • Adding Search Capabilities to a Form
  • Filtering by Values from a Lookup Table
  • Data Validation
  • Working with Local Data
Using the Data Controls
  • Data Controls
  • The BindingNavigator Control
  • The BindingSource Component
  • The DataGridView Control
  • The ReportViewer Control
Introduction to WPF
  • Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Investigating XAML and the WPF Designer
  • Introducing Content and Grid Controls
Revisiting WPF
  • Laying Out the Application
  • Creating the MoviePlayer Control
  • Creating a Data Source and Hook up Data Binding
  • Adding a Data Converter and a Data Template
Handling Input/Output Tasks
  • Introducing the System.IO Namespace
  • Selecting Files
  • Browsing for Folders
  • Handling Path Information
  • Working with Directories and Files
  • Using Stream-Based Objects to Read and Write File Contents
Project Settings in Visual Studio
  • The Project Designer
  • Application Properties
  • Compilation Properties
  • Debugging Properties
  • Project References
  • Project Resources
  • Project Settings
Debugging Your Applications
  • Debugging Applications
  • Setting Breakpoints and Stepping through Code
  • Debugging Code in Assemblies
  • Evaluating Variables and Objects
  • Edit and Continue
  • Tracing Applications
  • Unit Testing
Container Controls
  • Introducing Container Controls
  • Grouping Controls with the GroupBox Control
  • Introducing the Panel Control
  • Displaying Multiple Panels with the SplitContainer Control
  • Laying out Panels with the TabControl Control
  • Simple Layout Using the FlowLayoutPanel Control
  • Advanced Layout Using the TableLayoutPanel Control
Menus and Toolbars
  • Introducing the ToolStrips
  • Working with the ToolStrips
Complex Windows Forms Controls
  • Introducing Complex Controls
  • NotifyIcon Control
  • WebBrowser Control
  • MaskedTextBox Control
  • RichTextBox Control
  • TreeView and ListView Controls
  • MonthCalendar and DateTimePicker Controls
Working with My Namespace
  • The My Namespace
  • My.Application
  • My.Computer
  • My.User
  • My.Forms
  • My.Resources
  • My.Settings
  • My.WebServices
  • COM Interoperability
  • COM DLLs and .NET Applications
  • .NET Assemblies in COM Applications
  • Wrap .NET Framework in COM Applications
  • Windows API using Platform Invoke
  • Web Services
Windows Communication Foundation
  • WCF
  • Creative Service
  • Host Services in Applications
  • Communication between Clients and Services
  • Configure Client and Service Communication
Working with Toolbox Components
  • Timer Component
  • BackgroundWorker Component
  • FileSystemWatcher Component
  • Process Component
  • ServiceController Component
  • EventLog Component
Deploying Applications Using ClickOnce
  • ClickOnce Deployment
  • Publish an Application
  • Deploy Updates to Applications
  • Maintain Applications
  • Concept of Serialization
  • Serialization of Built-In Objects
  • BinaryFormatter and SoapFormatter Classes.
  • Serialize User-Defined Objects
  • Serialization Formatters
Creating and Displaying Reports
  • ReportViewer Control
  • Grouping, Sorting, and Filtering to Reports
  • Subreports and Drillhtrough Reports
Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Workflows and Activites
  • Declarative and Code Conditions
  • RuleSets and Policy Activities
  • Application Communication
  • Business Process States
Filling the .NET Gaps with WMI
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • .NET Framework's Management Namespace
  • WMI Classes
  • WMI Object Methods and Property Values
  • Visual Studio WMI Server Explorer
WMI Events and Asynchronous Handling
  • System Events using WMI
  • Work with WMI Objects Asynchronously
  • Create Handlers for WMI Events
Creating MDI Applications
  • MDI Applications
  • MDI Parent and MDI Child Forms
  • Menu Lists Open Child Forms
  • Manage Menus
  • Open Forms and their Controls
Printers and Printing
  • System.Drawing.Printing Namespace
  • PrintDocument, PrinterSettings, and PageSettings
  • PrintPreviewControl, PageSetupDialog, PrintPreviewDialog, and PrintDialog Controls
Examining the DataGridView
  • Architecture of DataGridView Control
  • Appearance of Data in Grids
  • Work with Data in Grids
Creating Rich User Interfaces with GDI+
  • System.Drawing Namespace
  • Owner-Drawn Controls
  • Non-Rectangular Forms
  • TransparencyKey Property
  • DataGridView Control Columns
Creating Office Applications Using Visual Studio 2008
  • Office Templates
  • Ribbon Designer
  • Custom Task Pane
  • Word 2007's Content Controls
  • Outlook Custom Form Region
  • Odification Form

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Your Instructor

Ken Getz is a Microsoft MVP, nationally renowned speaker and best-selling author who specializes in programming with Visual C# and Visual Basic. Ken is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a member of the INETA Speaker Bureau and is a frequent speaker at user groups and at technical conferences worldwide including Tech-Ed, 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 an author and presenter for several of popular Visual Studio training courses. He is a Microsoft MVP and 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. Robert is a member of the INETA Speaker Bureau and has been a frequent speaker at technology conferences, including TechEd, VSLive and DevConnections. His articles have appeared on MSDN, in Advisor publications and more.

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