CS215: C# Programming with Visual Studio

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About this Course

The C# Programming with Visual Studio course provides developers with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed by providing an in-depth and hands-on analysis of different parts of the C# language. Techniques for maximizing productivity using Visual Studio are also covered such as code snippets, debugging techniques and more. This 4-day course is created by Microsoft MVP Dan Wahlin. This live class is available virtually with RemoteLive™ or locally at our Phoenix, AZ location.

Course Description:

The course begins by providing a look at the different components of the .NET framework and discusses the basic building blocks of the C# language including variables, comments, conditionals and looping.  Next, classes and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) features found in C# are discussed so that students understand how to leverage concepts such as inheritance, abstraction, method overriding, overloading, generics, interfaces, and object hierarchies.  The course also shows several of the powerful language features available in C# including lambda expressions and Language Integrated Query (LINQ).  Other topics covered include data access technologies such as ADO.NET and Entity Framework.

By the end of the class students will understand all of the key components available in the C# language and learn how they can be used together to build applications. This class is created by Microsoft MVP Dan Wahlin.

Audience Profile

This course is valuable for developers who are interested in building different types of applications using the C# programming language.

At Course Completion

After attending this course, students will know:
◾C# language fundamentals and core concepts
◾The role of classes, objects, namespaces and assemblies
◾Object-oriented principles
◾C# generics
◾The role interfaces play in .NET
◾.NET Base Class Libraries
◾LINQ and Lambdas
◾Data access with ADO.NET
◾Data access with Entity Framework


Getting Started with the .NET Framework

What is the .NET Framework?

The role of the Common Language Runtime (CLR)
◾What is the CLR and what does it do in .NET?
◾.NET object-oriented language choices
◾Multi-language interoperability
◾Memory Management and Garbage Collection


.NET Compilation Model
◾Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL)
◾Just-in-Time compilation
◾Assemblies and Namespaces


The Base Class Library


Core Language Syntax


C# Fundamentals
◾Writing statements
◾Commenting Code
◾Value vs. Reference Types
◾C# Operators


Defining Variables, Constants, and Arrays in C#
◾Understanding variable scoping
◾Declaring variables
◾Declaring constants
◾Declaring arrays


Type Casting

Conditionals and Looping
◾if..else statements
◾switch statements
◾looping statements



Creating and Using Classes

◾What are classes?
◾What are objects?
◾Class members
◾Creating a class from scratch
◾Setting class member access visibility
◾Adding fields to a class
◾Adding properties
◾Adding methods
◾Adding constructors
◾The Role of Namespaces


Object-Oriented Programming

◾What is object-oriented programming?
◾Understanding Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism and Inheritance
◾Using abstract classes
◾Inheriting from base classes
◾Overriding members
◾Structured Exception handling
◾Creating a finally block


Working with Generics
◾What are Generics?
◾Creating objects using Generics
◾Defining a custom Generic type
◾Using the Nullable Struct
◾The default keyword
◾System.Collections.Generic Classes


Working with Interfaces

◾What are Interfaces?
◾Defining interfaces
◾Implementing interfaces
◾Interfaces and Polymorphism
◾Interfaces in the .NET Framework


Using the Base Class Library

◾Overview of functionality in the framework class library
◾Working with Dates and Times
◾Working with Strings
◾Getting Started with Threading


Using Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

◾What is Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
◾The role of anonymous types
◾LINQ Expressions
◾Lambda Expressions
◾Using LINQ to Objects


Data Access with ADO.NET and Entity Framework

◾Introduction to ADO.NET
◾Managed Provider Classes in ADO.NET
◾Introduction to Object-Relational-Modeling (ORM) Frameworks
◾Using Entity Framework and LINQ


This course is designed for software developers with previous programming experience using a language such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, etc.