MS-10550 - Programming in Visual Basic with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

This course teaches you Visual Basic language syntax, program structure, and implementation by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.
This course provides a solid foundation in Visual Basic to the level necessary to enable students to attend other courses in the Technical Specialist tracks.

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This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
  • This course is targeted at developers who already have Visual Basic knowledge.
  • This course is not for new developers; at least 12 months experience working with an Object Oriented language is expected.

- Creating classes
- Inheritance and abstraction
- Polymorphism
- Interfaces
- Delegates
- Events
- Exceptions
  • Experience with the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Knowledge of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introducing Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

Introduction to the .NET Framework 4
Creating Projects Within Visual Studio 2010
Writing a Visual Basic Application
Building a Graphical Application
Documenting an Application
Debugging Applications by Using Visual Studio 2010

Module 2: Using Visual Basic Programming Constructs

Declaring Variables and Assigning Values
Using Expressions and Operators
Creating and Using Arrays
Using Decision Statements
Using Iteration Statements

Module 3: Declaring and Calling Methods

Defining and Invoking Methods
Specifying Optional Parameters and ByRef Parameters

Module 4: Handling Exceptions

Handling Exceptions
Raising Exceptions

Module 5: Reading and Writing Files

Accessing the File System
Reading and Writing Files by Using Streams

Module 6: Creating New Types

Creating and Using Modules and Enumerations
Creating and Using Classes
Creating and Using Structures
Comparing References to Values

Module 7: Encapsulating Data and Methods

Controlling Visibility of Type Members
Sharing Methods and Data

Module 8: Inheriting from Classes and Implementing Interfaces

Using Inheritance to Define New Reference Types
Defining and Implementing Interfaces
Defining Abstract Classes

Module 9: Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Resources

Introduction to Garbage Collection
Managing Resources

Module 10: Encapsulating Data and Defining Overloaded Operators

Creating and Using Properties
Creating and Using Indexers
Overloading Operators

Module 11: Decoupling Methods and Handling Events

Declaring and Using Delegates
Using Lambda Expressions
Handling Events

Module 12: Using Collections and Building Generic Types

Using Collections
Creating and Using Generic Types
Defining Generic Interfaces and Understanding Variance
Using Generic Methods and Delegates

Module 13: Building and Enumerating Custom Collection Classes

Implementing a Custom Collection Class
Adding an Enumerator to a Custom Collection Class

Module 14: Using LINQ to Query Data

Using the LINQ Query Operators
Building Dynamic LINQ Queries

Module 15: Integrating Visual Basic Code with Dynamic Languages and COM Components

Integrating Visual Basic Code with Ruby and Python
Accessing COM Components from Visual Basic