Introduction to .NET

The .NET Framework is an incredibly rich and powerful object-oriented library from Microsoft. You can use .NET to create almost any kind of application, and people do. This course provides an introduction to the capabilities of the .NET Framework, focussing on the C# programming language. Youll learn about the core structure and syntax of C#, and also see how to create simple Windows Forms application

What you will learn:

  • What is .NET
  • Understanding core C# language syntax
  • Introduction to object orientation
  • Creating simple Windows Forms applications

Prerequisites:

Programming experience in any modern language

Course outline:

Introduction to the .NET Framework

  • .NET Framework building blocks
  • Survey of the kinds of application you can create using .NET
  • Comparison of .NET Framework languages

Getting Started with Visual Studio

  • Overview of the Visual Studio product family
  • Creating a simple console application
  • Understanding assemblies and references
  • Creating and using a simple class library

C# Language Fundamentals

  • Variables and data types
  • Using operators
  • Making decisions
  • Writing loops

Writing Modular Code

  • Defining and calling functions
  • Passing parameters to a function
  • Understanding variables scope

Getting Started with Object Orientation

  • Overview of OO principles
  • Designing and implementing simple classes
  • Creating objects
  • Using collections
  • Overview of inheritance

Creating Simple User Interfaces

  • Overview of Windows Forms
  • Creating a simple Windows Forms application
  • Adding controls to the user interface
  • Handling simple events

Going Further with User Interfaces

  • A closer look at Windows Forms controls
  • Handling collections of data
  • Creating additional windows

Andy Olsen - author of the course

Andy is a freelance consultant and instructor based in the UK, working mostly in the City of London and Oxford. Andy has been working with .NET since the Beta 1 days and has extensive experience in many facets of .NET development including WCF, WPF, WF, ASP.NET MVC Web development, and mobile applications. Andy has designed and written many Microsoft Official Curriculum courses in the last decade, and has been engaged as author and technical reviewer with Apress on some of their biggest selling books.

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