MOC 20483B Programming in C# using Visual Studio 2012

How To Take This Class

Live Instructor-Led Online Class

Cost: $2,250.00 or 5 Vouchers

  • Open enrollment class for individuals
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  • Six months of instructor email support
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs
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Cost: Based on number of students

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Course Duration

5 Days

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online Visual Studio 2012 environment both during and after class to practice your new skills.
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course

Course Description

This Microsoft Official Course (MOC) teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the C# language. During their five days in the classroom students review the basics of 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 4.5. The course introduces many of the techniques and technologies employed by modern desktop and enterprise applications, including:
  • Building new data types
  • Handling events
  • Programming the user interface
  • Accessing a database
  • Using remote data
  • Performing operations asynchronously
  • Integrating with unmanaged code
  • Creating custom attributes
  • Encrypting and decrypting data
At the end of the course, students should leave the class with a solid knowledge of C# and how to use it to develop .NET Framework 4.5 applications. This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the core syntax and features of C#.
  • Create and call methods, catch and handle exceptions, and describe the monitoring requirements of large-scale applications.
  • Implement the basic structure and essential elements of a typical desktop application.
  • Create classes, define and implement interfaces, and create and use generic collections.
  • Use inheritance to create a class hierarchy, extend a .NET Framework class, and create generic classes and methods.
  • Read and write data by using file input/output and streams, and serialize and deserialize data in different formats.
  • Create and use an entity data model for accessing a database and use LINQ to query and update data.
  • Use the types in the System.Net namespace and WCF Data Services to access and query remote data.
  • Build a graphical user interface by using XAML.
  • Improve the throughput and response time of applications by using tasks and asynchronous operations.
  • Integrate unmanaged libraries and dynamic components into a C# application.
  • Examine the metadata of types by using reflection, create and use custom attributes, generate code at runtime, and manage assembly versions.
  • Encrypt and decrypt data by using symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

Course Audience

This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Microsoft Visual Basic®, or Java and understand the concepts of object-oriented programming. This course is not designed for students who are new to programming; it is targeted at professional developers with at least one month of experience programming in an object-oriented environment.

Course Prerequisites

Developers attending this course should already have gained some limited experience using C# to complete basic programming tasks. Students should also be familiar with object oriented programming concepts.

Course Syllabus

  1. Review of Visual C# Syntax
    • Overview of Writing Applications by Using Visual C#
    • Data Types, Operators, and Expressions
    • Visual C# Programming Language Constructs
    • Lab: Developing the Class Enrollment Application
  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
    • Lab: Extending the Class Enrollment Application Functionality
  3. Developing the Code for a Graphical Application
    • Implementing Structs and Enums
    • Lesson 2: Organizing Data into Collections
    • Lesson 3: Handling Events
    • Lab: Writing the Code for the Grades Prototype Application
  4. Creating Classes and Implementing Type-Safe Collections
    • Creating Classes
    • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
    • Implementing Type-Safe Collections
    • Lab: Adding Data Validation and Type-Safety to the Application
  5. Creating a Class Hierarchy by Using Inheritance
    • Creating Class Hierarchies
    • Extending .NET Framework Classes
    • Lab: Refactoring Common Functionality into the User Class
  6. Reading and Writing Local Data
    • Reading and Writing Files
    • Serializing and Deserializing Data
    • Performing I/O by Using Streams
    • Lab: Generating the Grades Report
  7. Accessing a Database
    • Creating and Using Entity Data Models
    • Querying Data by Using LINQ
    • Lab: Retrieving and Modifying Grade Data
  8. Accessing Remote Data
    • Accessing Data Across the Web
    • Accessing Data in the Cloud
    • Lab: Retrieving and Modifying Grade Data in the Cloud
  9. Designing the User Interface for a Graphical Application
    • Using XAML to Design a User Interface
    • Binding Controls to Data
    • Styling a User Interface
    • Lab: Customizing Student Photographs and Styling the Application
  10. Improving Application Performance and Responsiveness
    • Implementing Multitasking
    • Performing Operations Asynchronously
    • Synchronizing Concurrent Access to Data
    • Lab: Improving the Responsiveness and Performance of the Application
  11. Integrating with Unmanaged Code
    • Creating and Using Dynamic Objects
    • Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Unmanaged Resources
    • Lab: Upgrading the Grades Report
  12. Creating Reusable Types and Assemblies
    • Examining Object Metadata
    • Creating and Using Custom Attributes
    • Generating Managed Code
    • Versioning, Signing, and Deploying Assemblies
    • Lab: Specifying the Data to Include in the Grades Report
  13. Encrypting and Decrypting Data
    • Implementing Symmetric Encryption
    • Implementing Asymmetric Encryption
    • Lab: Encrypting and Decrypting the Grades Report