Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

In this course, students will learn to develop advanced ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms applications using .NET Framework 4 tools and technologies. The focus will be on coding activities that enhance the performance and scalability of the Web site application. ASP.NET MVC will be introduced and compared with Web Forms so that students know when each should/could be used. This will also prepare the student for exam 70-515.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional Web development experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:

  • An understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development, including the following principles of software development:
    • the modern software development model
    • typical phases of a software development lifecycle
    • concepts of event-driven programming
    • concepts of object-oriented programming
    • creating use-case diagrams
    • designing and building a user interface
    • developing a structured application
  • A basic understanding of the following scripting techniques and some hands-on experience writing scripts:
    • Web scripting techniques
    • Macro scripting techniques
    • Windows scripting techniques
  • A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of following .NET Framework topics:
    • Common Language Runtime
    • .NET Framework class library
    • Common Type System
    • Component interoperation
    • Cross-Language Interoperability
    • Assemblies in the Common Language Runtime
    • Application Domains
    • Runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2008 in the following task areas:
    • Declaring and initializing typed variables using the Camel case naming convention
    • Using arithmetic, relational, and logical operators in code statements
    • Using branching statements to control code execution
    • Using looping statements to iterate through collections or repeat steps until a specified condition is met
    • Creating classes and methods to establish the basic structure of an application
    • Using methods and events to implement the programming logic of an application
    • Identifying syntax and logic errors
    • Accessing and managing data from a data source
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development as follows:
    • Creating and accessing classes and class properties
    • Creating and accessing methods and overloaded methods
    • Implementing inheritance, base classes, and abstract classes
    • Declaring, raising, and handling events
    • Responding to and throwing exceptions
    • Implementing interfaces and polymorphism
    • Implementing shared and static members
    • Implementing generics
    • Creating components and class libraries

Experience in N-Tier application design and development as follows:

  • Managing a software development process
  • Controlling input at the user interface level in Windows Client and Web applications
  • Debugging, tracing, and profiling .NET applications
  • Monitoring and logging .NET applications
  • Implementing basic testing best practices
  • Performing basic Data Access tasks with LINQ
  • Implementing basic security best practices in .NET Applications
  • Implementing basic service calls
  • Using .NET Configuration Files
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications using ClickOnce and the MS Installer

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for professional Web developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Members of the audience have a minimum of two to three years of experience developing Web-based applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft ASP.NET. Members of the audience are experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and newer releases of the Visual Studio product. The audience understands how to use the new features of Visual Studio 2010.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Overview of Web Application Design

  • Lesson 1: Overview of IIS 7.0
  • Lesson 2: Overview of ASP.NET 4.0
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to the MVC Framework
  • Lesson 4: Overview of the Request Life Cycle

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the underlying architecture of ASP.NET 4.0
  • Identify new features in ASP.NET 4.0
  • Describe the components of the MVC framework
  • Describe the structure of an MVC application
  • Describe the life cycle of a Web Forms page
  • Describe the life cycle of an MVC page
  • Describe the differences between the life cycle of a Web Forms page and an MVC page

Module 2: Designing a Web Application

 

  • Lesson 1: Web Applications: Case Studies
  • Lesson 2: Web Application Design Essentials
  • Lesson 3: Guidelines for Determining When to Use Web Forms and MVC
  • Lesson 4: Visual Studio 2010 Tools and Technologies for Web Application Design

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of web applications and their characteristics
  • Choose the correct design based on the on business requirements, utilizing Web Forms and MVC based
  • Explain the different tools and technologies and best practices around each

 

Module 3: Developing MVC Models

  • Lesson 1: Exploring Ways to Create MVC Models
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Data Repository

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create MVC models by using classes and data mapping tools
  • Create a data repository

Module 4: Developing MVC Controllers

  • Lesson 1: Implementing MVC Controllers
  • Lesson 2: Creating Action Methods

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement MVC controllers
  • Create action methods

Module 5: Developing MVC Views

  • Lesson 1: Implementing MVC Views
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Strongly-Typed MVC Views
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Partial MVC Views

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what an MVC view is and the varied types of views
  • Create an MVC view
  • Implement strongly typed MVC views
  • Implement partial MVC views

Module 6: Designing for Discoverability

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Search Engine Optimization
  • Lesson 2: Creating the Robots and Sitemap Files
  • Lesson 3: Using ASP.NET Routing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the need to optimize the design of a Web site for discoverability by search engines and how the IIS SEO Toolkit helps in optimization
  • Create robots.txt and sitemap.xml files
  • Use ASP.NET with Web Forms and MVC pages

Module 7: Writing Server-Side Code for Web Forms

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Structure of a Web Application
  • Lesson 2: Controlling ViewState
  • Lesson 3: Localizing a Web Application
  • Lesson 4: Persisting Data on a Web Forms Page
  • Lesson 5: Validating User Input

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of a Web application
  • Control ViewState based on performance requirements
  • Localize a Web application by using resource files
  • Describe the techniques used to persist user information. Describe the different technologies used in web farms
  • Validate user input in Web Forms and MVC pages

Module 8: Optimizing Data Management for Web Forms

  • Lesson 1: Managing Data by Using LINQ to Entities
  • Lesson 2: Using Data Source Controls
  • Lesson 3: Using ASP.NET Dynamic Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the LINQtoEntities framework to manage data
  • Use data source and data-bound controls in Web Forms
  • Use ASP.NET Dynamic Data in Web Forms

Module 9: Ensuring Quality by Debugging, Unit Testing, and Refactoring

  • Lesson 1: Debugging and Refactoring Code
  • Lesson 2: Unit Testing Code
  • Lesson 3: Processing Unhandled Exceptions
  • Lesson 4: Test-Driven Development

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Debug and refactor code
  • Unit-test code
  • Describe how to log information to a file, database, event or other, including best practices
  • Describe the Test-Driven Development methodology

Module 10: Securing a Web Application

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Authentication
  • Lesson 2: Configuring ASP.NET Membership
  • Lesson 3: Managing Authorization by Using ASP.NET Roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure authentication
  • Configure ASP.NET Membership
  • Manage authorization by using ASP.NET Roles

Module 11: Applying Master Pages and CSS

  • Lesson 1: Applying Master Pages
  • Lesson 2: Applying CSS, Skins, and Themes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify challenges in developing a Web application that is compatible across a wide range of browsers and ways to address these challenges
  • Apply master pages for a consistent application UI
  • Apply CSS for a consistent application UI

Module 12: Developing Client-Side Scripts and Services

  • Lesson 1: Developing Client-Side Scripts
  • Lesson 2: Implementing AJAX
  • Lesson 3: Creating Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Develop client-side scripts
  • Implement advanced JQuery
  • Create services

Module 13: Implementing Advanced AJAX in a Web Application

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Ajax in ASP.NET MVC Pages Using Microsoft Ajax
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Ajax in ASP.NET MVC Pages Using jQuery
  • Lesson 3: Working With jQuery and Ajax Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage browser history
  • Implement AJAX in MVC pages
  • Implement jQuery

Module 14: Deploying a Web Application

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Web Application Deployments
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Web Site Deployments
  • Lesson 3: Deploying AdventureWorks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify challenges in deploying Web applications and describe varied target environments
  • Describe Web application compilation methods and tools
  • Transform the web.config file when deploying a Web application

Module 15: Developing a Web Application by Using Silverlight

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Rich Internet Applications
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Silverlight
  • Lesson 3: Creating a Silverlight Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of RIAs and the technologies for building them
  • Describe the features of Silverlight, its architecture, and the use of XAML for developing Silverlight applications
  • Create a Silverlight application

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