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Developing Applications Using Visual C# 2008: What’s New
with Ken Getz and Robert Green

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Visual Studio 2008 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual C# 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.

Course includes 33+ hours of total training time...

  • 8 modules of training
  • Over 11 hours of media run tim
  • Over 350 pages of printable courseware
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)

Developing Applications Using Visual C# 2008: What's New

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8 11 hours 350

Visual Studio 2008 adds a large set of new functionality for the Visual C# 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, including full written courseware, demonstrations, and lab exercises, introduces the most important new features in Visual Studio 2008 for experienced Visual C# 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 Windows applications
  • Learn about building managed applications for Microsoft Office

Before taking this course, students should have a good working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0, or should have completed Developing Applications Using Visual C# 2005 and Developing Applications Using Visual C# 2005: Additional Topics.


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

Language Integrated Query

  • LINQ Syntax
  • LINQ DataSets
  • LINQ to XML
Data Improvements
  • Hierarchical Updating with TableAdapterManager
  • Caching Data Locally
  • Separate Dataset and TableAdapter Code in n-tier Data Applications
  • Using LINQ to SQL classes to Represent Data
Getting Started with 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
Windows Communication Foundation
  • Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
  • WCF Building Blocks
  • Hosting a WCF Service
  • Self Hosting the WCF Service
  • Configuring WCF Services
Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Creating Your First Workflow
  • Activities
  • Using Rules in Workflows
  • Hosting a Workflow in a Windows Application
  • Host / Workflow Communication
  • State Machine Workflows
Client Application Services
  • Membership, Roles and Profiles on the Web
  • Client Application Services
  • Creating Your Own Membership and Role Providers
Creating Office Applications using Visual Studio 2008
  • Introducing Office Projects in Visual Studio 2008
  • Ribbon Customizations and Custom Task Panes
  • Working with Word 2007’s Content Controls
  • Creating an Outlook Form Region

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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 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.

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