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Developing Applications Using Visual Basic 2008: Enterprise, Mobile, and Security
with Ken Getz and Robert Green

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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...
  • 12 modules of training
  • Over 12 hours of media run time
  • Over 700 pages of printable courseware
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
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Developing Applications Using VB 2008: Enterprise

 12 CD-ROMs

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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)
Developing Applications Using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008: Enterprise, Mobile, and Security
Modules Run Time Pages
12 12 hours 700

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
  • Code Snippets
  • Macros
Handling Versioning Issues
  • CLR Locates Assemblies
  • CLR Enforces Versioning
  • Strong Name an Assembly
  • Private and Shared Assemblies
  • Techniques of Sharing Assemblies
Creating Windows Services
  • Windows Service
  • FileSystemWatcher Class
  • Debug Windows Service Applications
Building Mobile Applications
  • Applications for Pocket PCs and Smartphones
  • Device Emulators
  • 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 Namespace
  • Read and Write XML Nodes and Attributes
Expert XML
  • Contents of an XML Document
  • Write an XML Document
  • Query using XPath Expressions
Data Improvements
  • Enforce Referential Integrity in Applications
  • Maintain Data
  • 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 Base Class
Securing Windows Applications
  • .NET Framework Security
  • Code Access Security
  • Role-Based Security
Building Setup Applications
  • Installation Package
  • Customize a Setup Project
  • Control Installation of an Application
  • Specify Conditions of an Install
  • Custom Actions for after an Installation
Attributes and Reflection
  • Built-In Attributes
  • Custom Attributes
  • Use Reflection to take Advantage of Attributes
  • Reflection's Capabilities
Client Application Services
  • Membership and Roles in ASP.NET
  • Client Application Services to Add Remote Login, Roles, and Profiles
  • Call the ASP.NET Application Services

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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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