MS-20483 - Programming in C#

This training course teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the Visual C# language. During their five days in the classroom students review the basics of Visual C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details, and then consolidate their knowledge throughout the week as they build an application that incorporates several features of the .NET Framework 4.7.

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Developers attending this course should already have gained some limited experience using C# to complete basic programming tasks. More specifically, students should have hands-on experience using C# that demonstrates their understanding of the following:
  • How to name, declare, initialize and assign values to variables within an application.
  • How to use: arithmetic operators to perform arithmetic calculations involving one or more variables; relational operators to test the relationship between two variables or expressions; logical operators to combine expressions that contain relational operators.
  • How to create the code syntax for simple programming statements using C# language keywords and recognize syntax errors using the Visual Studio IDE.
  • How to create a simple branching structure using an IF statement.
  • How to create a simple looping structure using a For statement to iterate through a data array.
  • How to use the Visual Studio IDE to locate simple logic errors.
  • How to create a Function that accepts arguments (parameters and returns a value of a specified type.
  • How to design and build a simple user interface using standard controls from the Visual Studio toolbox.
  • How to connect to a SQL Server database and the basics of how to retrieve and store data.
  • How to sort data in a loop.
  • How to recognize the classes and methods used in a program.


Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Review of Visual C# Syntax

Overview of Writing Application by Using Visual C#
Data Types, Operators, and Expressions
Visual C# Programming Language Constructs

Module 2: Creating Methods, Handling Exceptions, and Monitoring Applications

Creating and Invoking Methods
Creating Overloaded Methods and Using Optional and Output Parameters
Handling Exceptions
Monitoring Applications

Module 3: Basic types and constructs of Visual C#

Implementing Structs and Enums
Organizing Data into Collections
Handling Events

Module 4: Creating Classes and Implementing Type-Safe Collections

Creating Classes
Defining and Implementing Interfaces
Implementing Type-Safe Collections

Module 5: Creating a Class Hierarchy by Using Inheritance

Creating Class Hierarchies
Extending .NET Framework Classes

Module 6: Reading and Writing Local Data

Reading and Writing Files
Serializing and Deserializing Data
Performing I/O by Using Streams

Module 7: Accessing a Database

Creating and Using Entity Data Models
Querying Data by Using LINQ

Module 8: Accessing Remote Data

Accessing Data Across the Web
Accessing Data by Using OData Connected Services

Module 9: Designing the User Interface for a Graphical Application

Using XAML to Design a User Interface
Binding Controls to Data

Module 10: Improving Application Performance and Responsiveness

Implementing Multitasking
Performing Operations Asynchronously
Synchronizing Concurrent Access to Data

Module 11: Integrating with Unmanaged Code

Creating and Using Dynamic Objects
Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Unmanaged Resources

Module 12: Creating Reusable Types and Assemblies

Examining Object Metadata
Creating and Using Custom Attributes
Generating Managed Code
Versioning, Signing, and Deploying Assemblies

Module 13: Encrypting and Decrypting Data

Implementing Symmetric Encryption
Implementing Asymmetric Encryption