Programming in Visual Basic with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop Visual Basic applications for the Microsoft .NET Platform using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

The intended student customer for this training is a developer who has at least three months of professional experience and who is familiar with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. This student is expected to have little or no experience using Visual Basic.

Prerequisites

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).

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, or Java, and understand the concepts of Object-Oriented Programming. These developers will be likely to develop enterprise business solutions.These professional developers will be attending the course so that they can quickly ramp up on Visual Basic Programming in the .NET Framework. The course focuses on Visual Basic program structure, language syntax, and implementation details with the .NET Framework 4.0. This course also focuses on new enhancement in the Visual Basic 2010 language using Visual Studio 2010.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Introducing Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the .NET Framework 4
  • Lesson 2: Creating Projects Within Visual Studio 2010
  • Lesson 3: Writing a Visual Basic Application
  • Lesson 4: Building a Graphical Application
  • Lesson 5: Documenting an Application
  • Lesson 6: Debugging Applications by Using Visual Studio 2010

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of the .NET Framework 4
  • Create Visual Basic projects by using Visual Studio 2010
  • Explain the structure of a Visual Basic application
  • Use the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Application template to build a simple graphical application
  • Use XML comments to document an application
  • Use the debugger to step through a program

Module 2: Using Visual Basic Programming Constructs

  • Lesson 1: Declaring Variables and Assigning Values
  • Lesson 2: Using Expressions and Operators
  • Lesson 3: Creating and Using Arrays
  • Lesson 4: Using Decision Statements
  • Lesson 5: Using Iteration Statements

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to declare variables and assign values
  • Use operators to construct expressions
  • Create and use arrays
  • Use decision statements
  • Use iteration statements

Module 3: Declaring and Calling Methods

  • Lesson 1: Defining and Invoking Methods
  • Lesson 2: Specifying Optional Parameters and ByRef Parameters

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to create and invoke methods
  • Define and call methods that can take optional parameters and ByRef parameters

Module 4: Handling Exceptions

  • Lesson 1: Handling Exceptions
  • Lesson 2: Raising Exceptions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to catch and handle exceptions
  • Describe how to create and raise exceptions

Module 5: Reading and Writing Files

  • Lesson 1: Accessing the File System
  • Lesson 2: Reading and Writing Files by Using Streams

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to access the file system by using the classes that the .NET Framework provides
  • Describe how to read and write files by using streams
  • Describe how to use the My namespace for reading and writing files

Module 6: Creating New Types

  • Lesson 1: Creating and Using Modules and Enumerations
  • Lesson 2: Creating and Using Classes
  • Lesson 3: Creating and Using Structures
  • Lesson 4: Comparing References to Values

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to create and use modules
  • Describe how to create and use enumerations
  • Describe how to create and use classes
  • Describe how to create and use structures
  • Explain the differences between reference and value types

Module 7: Encapsulating Data and Methods

  • Lesson 1: Controlling the Visibility of Type Members
  • Lesson 2: Sharing Methods and Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to control the visibility of type members
  • Describe how to share methods and data

Module 8: Inheriting from Classes and Implementing Interfaces

  • Lesson 1: Using Inheritance to Define New Reference Types
  • Lesson 2: Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Lesson 3: Defining Abstract Classes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use inheritance to define new reference types
  • Define and implement interfaces
  • Define abstract classes

Module 9: Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Resources

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Garbage Collection
  • Lesson 2: Managing Resources

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how garbage collection works in the .NET Framework
  • Manage resources effectively in an application

Module 10: Encapsulating Data and Defining Overloaded Operators

  • Lesson 1: Creating and Using Properties
  • Lesson 2: Creating and Using Indexers
  • Lesson 3: Overloading Operators

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how properties work and use them to encapsulate data
  • Describe how to use default properties to provide access to data through an array-like syntax
  • Describe how to use operator overloading to define operators for your own types

Module 11: Decoupling Methods and Handling Events

  • Lesson 1: Declaring and Using Delegates
  • Lesson 2: Using Lambda Expressions
  • Lesson 3: Handling Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of delegates and explain how to use a delegate to decouple an operation from the implementing method
  • Explain the purpose of lambda expressions and describe how to use a lambda expression to define an anonymous method
  • Explain the purpose of events and describe how to use events to report that something significant has happened in a type that other parts of the application need to be aware of

Module 12: Using Collections and Building Generic Types

  • Lesson 1: Using Collections
  • Lesson 2: Creating and Using Generic Types
  • Lesson 3: Defining Generic Interfaces and Understanding Variance
  • Lesson 4: Using Generic Methods and Delegates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use collection classes
  • Define and use generic types
  • Define generic interfaces and explain the concepts of covariance and contravariance
  • Define and use generic methods and delegates

Module 13: Building and Enumerating Custom Collection Classes

  • Lesson 1: Implementing a Custom Collection Class
  • Lesson 2: Adding an Enumerator to a Custom Collection Class

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a custom collection class
  • Define an enumerator in a custom collection class

Module 14: Using LINQ to Query Data

  • Lesson 1: Using the LINQ Extension Methods and Query Operators
  • Lesson 2: Building Dynamic LINQ Queries and Expressions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to use the LINQ extension methods and query operators
  • Describe how to build dynamic LINQ queries and expressions

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

  • Lesson 1: Integrating Visual Basic Code with Ruby and Python
  • Lesson 2: Accessing COM Components from Visual Basic

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Integrate Ruby and Python code into a Visual Basic application
  • Invoke COM components and services from a Visual Basic application

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