Introduction to C# and .NET

If you are getting started with programming and you're aiming to use C# and .NET, then this is the course for you. The course explains essential programming concepts and object-oriented techniques, and explores fundamental C# syntax in this context. The course also gives an introduction to some of the common APIs in .NET 6.


After attending this course, you will be ready to start writing simple C# and .NET applications. You will also be well prepared for the C# 10 Development course, which dives deeper into C# syntax and .NET APIs. 

What you will learn:

  • Fundamental programming concepts
  • Essential C# syntax
  • Object oriented concepts
  • How to implement OO in C#


Students that are completely new to C# and Object-Oriented Architecture. 


  • The course does not assume prior programming experience

Course outline:

  • Programming Fundamentals: Types of programming languages; Structuring programs; Some simple code examples
  • Introduction to .NET: Overview of .NET; Creating a .NET app at the command line; Creating a .NET app by using Visual Studio; Understanding top-level statements
  • C# Core Language Features: Basic syntax rules; Getting started with C# variables; Going further with C# variables; Getting started with C# operators
  • Flow of Control Concepts: What is flow control; Making decisions; Making loops; Putting it all together to create algorithms
  • Flow of Control in C#: Writing if and if-else statements; Writing switch statements; Writing loops
  • Writing and Calling Functions: What are functions; Defining and calling functions; Parameters and return values
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Concepts: What is OO; Abstraction via classes; Encapsulation; Inheritance; OO design
  • Classes and Objects in C#: Defining a simple class; Namespaces; Fields, constructors, methods, and properties; Creating new objects
  • Inheritance: What is inheritance; Defining subclasses and superclasses in C#; Polymorphism
  • Interfaces: What are interfaces; Defining interfaces; Implementing interfaces


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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24. September
4 days
Classroom Virtual On Demand