Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
This five-day course provides a practical, hands-on introduction to GUI development using Windows Forms and C#®. The course introduces database programming in Windows®, including use of Language Integrated Query (LINQ) in .NET 3.5. The course covers powerful newer Windows Forms features, such as new controls, new data binding, and ClickOnce deployment for creating smart client applications. The course begins with a fundamental discussion of Windows Forms architecture and programming simple Windows Forms applications from scratch. Then the use of Visual Studio® 2008 and the Forms Designer is introduced, which is used throughout the remainder of the course. Simple controls are covered, such as buttons, labels, textboxes, checkboxes, radio buttons, and group boxes. List controls are surveyed, including list box, combo box, list view, and DomainUpDown. Dialogs are discussed in detail, including modal and modeless dialogs and associated controls. Menus, toolbars, and status bars are covered. Advanced topics are introduced, including parent/child and owner/owned relationships, MDI, programming the Clipboard, and visual inheritance. Advanced controls are introduced, including the tree view and tab control. Resources are discussed, including their use in localization. The Application class is covered. Applications settings are discussed, including use of configuration files and the Registry. The course concludes with an introduction to data access in Windows applications, including LINQ, and with coverage of newer Windows Forms features.
Experienced application developers and architects responsible for Windows applications in a Microsoft environment.
Experience programming the .NET Framework using C#.