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Programming with the Microsoft .Net Framework Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

About this Course

This five-day, instructor-led course provides an introduction to developing n-tier applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 environment using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Both this course and the 6367Acourse prepare students for the 646x series of Technology Specialist courses.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for software development professionals that have a minimum of six months experience developing applications in an object-oriented environment using Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft Visual Basic, or Java. Delegates should have completed course 6367.

Delegates attending this course are planning to use the .NET Framework for future business application development. This course is intended for developers who wish to expand their understanding of application development in the .NET Framework, and it provides an initial foundation in .NET that can be built upon with more advanced .NET training. Programmers attending this course should ensure that they are familiar with the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Object-oriented programming and the .NET Framework are the basic building blocks that all professional developers need to acquire before moving on to the more advanced courses and TS Certification.

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Manage a software development process
  • Create classes in Visual Studio 2008
  • Add data validation to ASP.NET and Windows Form applications
  • Debug and profile applications
  • Monitor and log .NET Framework applications
  • Test .NET Framework applications
  • Use the new language features in VB.NET and C# that support Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Use LINQ to Datasets, LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, and LINQ to SQL
  • Implement security in .NET applications
  • Create and send a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mail message
  • Create and set network credentials
  • Configure .NET Framework applications
  • Deploy a .NET Framework application
  • Create a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of problem-solving techniques that apply to software development.
  • A basic understanding of Web, Macro, and Microsoft Windows scripting techniques, and some experience writing scripts.
  • A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of the .NET Framework.
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Software Design and Development in Visual Studio 2008



    This module helps students to design and develop software by using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Lessons

    • Introduction to Software Design and Development
    • Introduction to Software Development Frameworks and Methodologies
    • Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
    • N-Tier Application Development
  • Lab : Software Design and Development

    • Exercise 1: Managing a Software Development Process
    • Exercise 2: Recommend an Architecture
    • Exercise 3: Discussion
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe software design and development.
    • Describe Microsoft .NET Framework Applications.
    • Describe n-tier development.


    • Module 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008



      This module helps students to design and develop software by using Visual Studio 2008.
    • Lessons

      • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
      • Defining a Class
      • Creating a Class Instance
      • Introduction to Inheritance
      • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
      • Creating and Using Delegates and Events
      • Generics
    • Lab : Creating Classes in Visual Studio 2008

      • Exercise 1: Create a Customer and Person Class Using the Class Designer
      • Exercise 2: Create a BasicProduct and FullProduct in the Code Editor Window
      • Exercise 3: Extend the DAL to Use the Class to Pass Data
    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Describe object-oriented programming concepts.
      • Define a class.
      • Explain how to create a class instance.
      • Explain how to implement inheritance.
      • Explain how to define and implement interfaces.
      • Explain how to create and use delegates and events.
      • Explain how to create and use generics.


      • Module 3: Data Validation



        This module introduces data validation, and explains how to validate Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications.
      • Lessons

        • Introduction to Data Validation
        • Validating Windows Forms Applications
        • Validating ASP.NET Applications
      • Lab : Data Validation

        • Exercise 1: Adding Data Validation to the ASP.NET Application
        • Exercise 2: Adding Data Validation to the Sales Interface
      • After completing this module, students will be able to:

        • Describe the general concepts of data validation.
        • Describe the technologies and techniques for validating Windows Forms applications.
        • Describe the technologies and techniques for validating ASP.NET applications.


        • Module 4: Debugging and Profiling .NET Applications



          This module helps students debug and profile applications by using Visual Studio 2008.
        • Lessons

          • Code Tracing and Debugging
          • Application Profiling
        • Lab : Code Tracing

          • Exercise 1: Add Tracing to a Windows Forms Application
        • After completing this module, students will be able to:

          • Add trace and debug statements to applications to use for debugging.
          • Use the common language runtime (CLR) Profiler to optimize applications.
          • Use the Performance Explorer to analyze performance bottlenecks in applications.


          • Module 5: Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications



            This module introduces the concept of instrumentation, as well an instrumentation method.
          • Lessons

            • Introduction to Instrumentation
            • Event Logs
          • Lab : Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications

            • Exercise: Writing to a Custom Event Log
          • After completing this module, students will be able to:

            • Discuss the basics of instrumentation.
            • Name the various technologies that are available for instrumentation.
            • Explain what event logs are.
            • Use event logs to instrument an application.


            • Module 6: Testing Microsoft .NET Framework Applications



              This module helps students to implement software testing by using Visual Studio 2008.
            • Lessons

              • Introduction to Software Testing
              • Using Visual Studio 2008 Testing Tools
            • Lab : Software Testing

              • Exercise 1: Using the object test bench
              • Exercise 2: Creating and running a unit test
            • After completing this module, students will be able to:

              • Describe the basic concepts behind software testing.
              • Implement software testing by using the tools available in Visual Studio 2008.


              • Module 7: Introduction to LINQ



                This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.
              • Lessons

                • What Is New in VB.NET and C#
                • Introduction to LINQ
                • LINQ Data Providers
              • Lab : Using New Language Features

                • Exercise 1: Define variables using local type inference
                • Exercise 2: Define objects using the new object initializers
                • Exercise 3: Define an anonymous type
                • Exercise 4: Create an extension method for a string
                • Exercise 5: Use a Lambda expression
              • Lab : Simple LINQ-to-Object Queries

                • Exercise 1: Extract a subset of objects from a collection
                • Exercise 2: Order the objects according to a specific field
              • Lab : Using LINQ to Datasets and LINQ to Objects

                • Exercise 1: Filter the rows of a dataset according to a specific customer code
              • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                • Describe new language features in Microsoft C# 3.0 and Microsoft VB.NET 9.0.
                • Describe LINQ.
                • Describe the basic LINQ architecture.
                • Describe the various LINQ constructs.
                • Write a basic LINQ query.
                • List the various LINQ Data Providers that Microsoft provides.
                • Use the LINQ to Objects provider.
                • Use the LINQ to Datasets provider.


                • Module 8: Data Access with LINQ



                  This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.
                • Lessons

                  • LINQ to XML
                  • LINQ to SQL
                • Lab : Data Access with LINQ

                  • Exercise 1: Replace a XSLT Solution with LINQ to XML
                  • Exercise 2: Build a Data Access Layer around a New Entity Framework Model of the AdventureWorksLT Database
                  • Exercise 3: Build a Tool to Update Product Information in the AdventureWorks Database
                • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                  • Describe LINQ to XML.
                  • Use LINQ to XML to create new XML trees.
                  • Use LINQ to XML to query XML trees.
                  • Describe the Entity Framework.
                  • Describe LINQ to Entities.
                  • Create an Entity Framework Model.
                  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to query a database.
                  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to modify a database.
                  • Describe LINQ to SQL.
                  • Create a LINQ to SQL model.
                  • Use LINQ to SQL to query a database.
                  • Use LINQ to SQL to modify a database.


                  • Module 9: Implementing Security in .NET Applications



                    This module explains important security concepts and how to apply them in .NET Framework applications.
                  • Lessons

                    • Security Overview
                    • Implementing Code Access Security
                    • Implementing Role-Based Security
                    • Using Cryptography Services
                  • Lab : Security in the .NET Framework

                    • Exercise 1: Use Code Access Security to Lock Down File Permissions
                    • Exercise 2: Use Role-Based Security to Implement Security Requirements
                    • Exercise 3: Encrypting Data
                  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                    • Describe security in the .NET Framework.
                    • Implement code access security.
                    • Implement role-based security.
                    • Use the cryptographic services in the .NET Framework.


                    • Module 10: Network Programming



                      This module explains how to extend applications onto the network to access resources and send e-mail.
                    • Lessons

                      • Introduction to Network Programming
                      • Setting Credentials
                      • Sending Mail
                    • Lab : Network Programming

                      • Exercise 1: Use Code Access Security to Lock Down File Permissions
                      • Exercise 2: Sending Email on Receipt of an Order
                    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                      • Explain the basics of network programming.
                      • Create and send a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mail message.
                      • Create and set network credentials.


                      • Module 11: Creating Distributed Applications



                        This module introduces the concept of distributed applications, and shows you how to create and consume XML Web services by using the Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2008. It also covers the key features of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and explains how to build WCF services and clients.
                      • Lessons

                        • Introduction to Distributed Applications
                        • Creating and Consuming XML Web Services
                        • Building Windows Communication Foundation Services and Clients
                      • Lab : Creating a Windows Communication Foundation Service

                        • Exercise 1: Expose the DAL by Using Web Services
                        • Exercise 2: Adding Windows Communication Foundation to the Solution
                      • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                        • Describe the options for creating distributed .NET Framework applications and the key features of WCF.
                        • Create and consume XML Web services.
                        • Build WCF services and clients.


                        • Module 12: Configuring .NET Framework Applications



                          This module helps students configure applications by using Visual Studio 2008.
                        • Lessons

                          • Introduction to Configuring Applications
                          • Using .NET Configuration Files
                        • Lab : Application Configuration

                          • Exercise 1: Set the connectionstring in the web.config File
                          • Exercise 2: Reading an Application Setting from a Configuration File
                        • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                          • Describe .NET Framework configuration files.
                          • Name the most common configuration files.
                          • Explain how the various configuration files interact.
                          • Configure applications using .NET Framework configuration files.


                          • Module 13: Deploying .NET Framework Applications



                            This module introduces many of the features and options that Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework provide to help you build, test, and deploy applications.
                          • Lessons

                            • Introduction to Assemblies
                            • Overview of MSBuild
                            • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using ClickOnce
                            • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using Windows Installer
                          • Lab : Deploying .NET Framework Applications

                            • Exercise 1: Publish the MiddleTierWS Web Service and Secure It
                            • Exercise 2: Create a Windows Installer Package for the SalesInterface Application
                            • Exercise 3: Deploy the SalesInterface Application Using Click-Once Deployment Technologies
                          • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                            • Describe assemblies, and explain features of assemblies that relate to deployment.
                            • Explain how to use MSBuild to build an application.
                            • Deploy applications by using ClickOnce.
                            • Deploy applications by using Windows Installer.


                            • Module 14: Windows Presentation Foundation Applications



                              This module introduces the concepts of using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications to extend the range and flexibility of the applications that you can develop by using the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.
                            • Lessons

                              • Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
                              • Introduction to XAML
                              • Programming Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
                            • Lab : Building Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

                              • Exercise 1: Creating a Windows Presentation Foundation Application
                            • After completing this module, students will be able to:

                              • Discuss the basic concepts behind WPF applications.
                              • Explain the basic concepts behind Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).
                              • Create a simple WPF application.