.NET Framework Using Visual Basic (VS2012)

Course Description

This four-day course is designed to provide a sound introduction to the .NET Framework for programmers who already know the Visual Basic language and the fundamentals of Windows Forms. It is current to .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. The course focuses on core portions of the .NET Framework that are common across many application areas. Separate courses are available in specific areas, such as ADO.NET, XML Programming, Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communications Framework and ASP.NET.
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Prerequisites

The participant should be an experienced application developer or architect with a working knowledge of Visual Basic, including building simple GUIs with Windows Forms.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

· Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of .NET
· Acquire a working knowledge of the .NET programming model and .NET Security
· Implement multi-threading effectively in .NET applications
· Learn how to implement database applications using ADO.NET and LINQ
· Learn how to debug .NET applications using .NET diagnostic classes and tools

.NET Fundamentals

What is Microsoft .NET?
Common Language Runtime
Attribute-Based Programming
Interface-Based Programming
Metadata
Common Type System
Framework Class Library
Language Interoperability
Managed Code
Assemblies and Deployment
Web Services
ASP.NET

Class Libraries

Components in .NET
Building Class Libraries at the Command Line
Class Libraries Using Visual Studio
Using References

Assemblies, Deployment and Configuration

Assemblies
Private Assembly Deployment
Shared Assembly Deployment
Configuration Overview
Configuration Files
Programmatic Access to Configuration
Using SDK Tools for Signing and Deployment
Application Settings

Metadata and Reflection

Metadata
Reflection
Late Binding

I/O and Serialization

Directories
Files
Serialization
Attributes

.NET Programming Model

Memory Management and Garbage Collection
Asynchronous Delegates
BackgroundWorker
Application Domains

.NET Threading

Threading Fundamentals
ThreadPool
Foreground and Background Threads
Synchronization
Task Parallel Library

.NET Security

Authentication and Authorization
Code Access Security
Sandboxing
Permissions
Role-Based Security
Principals and Identities

Interoperating with COM and Win32

.NET Client Calling a COM Server
64-bit System Considerations
PInvoke

ADO.NET and LINQ

ADO.NET Overview
.NET Data Providers
Connections
Using LocalDB
Commands
DataReaders and Connected Access
Data Sets and Disconnected Access
Language Integrated Query

Debugging Fundamentals

Compile-time Errors and Run-time Errors
Configuring Debug, Release, and Special Builds
Visual Studio Debugger
Just-In-Time Debugging

Tracing

Tracing
Event Logs

More About Tracing

Using the BooleanSwitch and TraceSwitch Classes
Print Debugging Information with the Debug Class
Instrumenting Release Builds with the Trace Class
Using Listeners
Implementing Custom Listeners

.NET Remoting

Marshal by Value
Marshal by Reference
.NET Remoting

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