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Course VB.NET Programming Language
  • Course Duration5 Days
  • Course Options
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Overview
Microsoft's .NET Framework presents developers with unprecedented opportunities. From web applications to desktop and mobile platform applications - all can be built with equal ease, using substantially the same skill-set. But to make the most of this potential, developers must have a thorough grasp of core language skills and OO programming concepts.

It concentrates on the programming language itself, to prepare delegates fully in readiness for exploring the .NET Framework. No Object-Orientated knowledge is assumed - the course provides a suitable OO primer. From basic procedural syntax to sophisticated object-oriented programming techniques, delegates will learn how to write .NET applications with code that is robust and maintainable.

The course is presented as a mixture of lectures, demos and hands-on exercises. Practical sessions follow all main topics, designed to reinforce the points covered. Additional information is provided in appendices to extend the learning experience after the course has been completed.
Prerequisites
    • Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.
    • This is a course for developers
    • Delegates must understand the fundamentals of programming
Objectives
    • Write code that includes sequence, selection and iteration constructs
    • Create and use classes and structures (types), including fields, properties and methods
    • Use Private, Friend, Protected and Public visibility modifiers
    • Use exception-handling to create robust applications
    • Create derived classes that inherit from custom-written or .NET Framework classes
    • Create interfaces and apply techniques of polymorphism effectively and appropriately
    • Work with generic types
    • Leverage the power of VB.NET features
    • Use delegates
    • Understand the event handling paradigm
    • Use lambda expressions in code
    • Use LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
    • Efficiently manage resources
Target Audience
    • This intensive course is intended for developers who will use VB.NET to write .NET Framework applications and who are relatively new to the VB.NET programming language.
What's included
    • For courses held on our premises, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a wide variety of eateries within a short walk of the centre.
    • Comprehensive course materials and exercises
Course Content
    • Key Topics
      MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT ORIENTATION
      This ensures all delegates have a grounding in the principles of Object Orientation.

      MODULE 2: OO AND VB.NET
      Get started on how VB.NET implements Object Orientation

      MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO .NET, VISUAL STUDIO & VB.NET
      The .NET Framework; The Common Language Runtime; The Common Type System
      VB.NET Features; Introduction to namespaces and assemblies
      Get to know your way around Visual Studio

      MODULE 4: SYNTAX I
      Procedures and statements; Data types; Declaring variables; Assignments
      Conversion; Arithmetic and other operators
      Flow of control constructs
      Passing parameters by value, by reference, named and optional parameters

      MODULE 5: SYNTAX 2
      Type concepts; Classes; Reference types
      Fields, properties and methods
      Accessibility modifiers
      Object initialisation, Constructors and Constructor chaining
      Instance members; Keyword 'Me'
      Enumerated types
      Arrays

      MODULE 6: COLLECTIONS
      Generic Collections
      Iterating collections
      Indexers

      MODULE 7: INHERITANCE & POLYMORPHISM
      Concept of inheritance; Substitutability; Extending a simple class
      'Overridable', 'Overrides' and 'NotOverridable' modifiers
      Polymorphism
      Abstract classes (MustInherit)
      Upcasting and safe downcasting

      MODULE 8: INTERFACES
      Polymorphism with interfaces
      Multiple interfaces

      MODULE 9: DELEGATES AND LAMBDAS
      Delegates explained
      Working with delegates
      Creating your own delegate types
      The evolution of Lambdas

      MODULE 10: GENERIC DELEGATES
      Using the framework-supplied generic delegates

      MODULE 11: LINQ
      The language features behind LINQ
      The LINQ API and query pattern
      Grouping and Joins

      MODULE 12: HANDLING EXCEPTIONS
      Errors vs. Exceptions
      The 'try', 'catch', 'finally' paradigm
      Using 'throw'
      Creating your own exceptions

      MODULE 13: CONSUMING EVENTS
      Understanding events in .NET
      Writing event handlers

      MODULE 14: PRODUCING EVENTS
      The event conventions
      Raising custom events

      MODULE 15: GARBAGE COLLECTION
      Garbage collection and its impact
      Finalizers; The 'Dispose' pattern; IDisposable
      The 'using' statement

      MODULE 16: REVERSE ENGINEER
      At the end of the course we reverse-engineer the resultant code and compare the results to the Class Diagram we produced near the beginning of the course.

      MODULE 17: THE WAY AHEAD
      Review
      Follow-on courses

      APPENDIX MODULE A: LINQ TO XML
      Producing and consuming XML using LINQ

 

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IT Training Solutions Ltd
Oakville, 14 Durham Road West, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AU
0191 377 8377
ittrainingsolutions.co.uk

Printed: 22 Apr 19

 

 

 

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