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.NET Introduction Training Course

Create Robust .NET Applications And Explore New Features To Increase Productivity

25 Feb London
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.NET Introduction training course (code: NETINTRO)


Our .NET training course is expert-led and focuses on introducing the core language features, before quickly introducing libraries to allow accessing database (ADO.NET) and presentation techniques allowing creation of both graphical user interface applications (WPF) and web based applications (ASP.NET). 

With the importance of web applications this course has a major section including labs on the latest approach to web applications, by including labs for the latest MVC applications.


Developers who wish to create commercial .NET applications within the latest Visual Studio version using C# and / or VB.NET - suitable for delegates with backgrounds in languages such as VB6, Java, C++, or older .NET frameworks



.NET Framework and Visual Studio 2015/2017
Creating .NET Solutions and Projects
Role of the Common Language Runtime
.NET Framework APIs for creating Applications
Discussion of alternative APIs for creating Applications with the .NET Framework (Windows/Web/Database)
Visual Studio tools
Console IO
Lab: Create simple Project and use of Visual Studio Features


Introduction to C#/VB.NET
.NET Framework Class Library
Value and Reference types
Standard Types
Labs: Provide Input and Output functionality for common types; Create Methods to partition functionality

Flow of Control

Loop Constructs (for, while, do/while)
Conditional Code (if, switch/Select Case)
Lab: Add flow of control statements to conditionally execute code

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Structures and Classes
Class Diagrams/Class Details
Inheritance and Polymorphism
Lab: Create Classes to provide templates for types; Implement Polymorphism

Role of Generics in .NET
Type Safety
Generics and Generic Collections
Lab: Use generic collection to store objects


Introduction to Interfaces
Creating an Interface
Implementing an Interface
Standard Interfaces
Lab: Use interfaces in to work with Generic Collections

Error Handling

Creating Robust Applications
Exception Handling
Lab: Add exception handling

Class Libraries

Creating a Class Library
Strong Named Assemblies
Lab: Create a Class Library for later reuse

Asynchronous Programming

Asynchronous APIs are now common within .NET
File Access
Opening Files
Reading and writing to files (and asynchronous usage)
Use of asynchronous calls
Task Asynchronous Pattern
Lab: Reading from a file asynchronously

Accessing Databases (ADO.NET & LINQ)

Creating a Data Access Layer
Standard ADO.NET types
Lab: Access data from a database

Lambda Expressions
Extension Methods
Anonymous Type
Simplified Querying and Manipulation of Data with Language Integrated Query LINQ
Discussion of how the use of these new features allows alternative ways of writing programs.
Creating an Entity Data Model
Labs: Manipulate data using LINQ; Access data using an Entity Data Model

Windows Presentation Layer

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Declarative and Imperative Programming
Validating user input
Databinding (Connecting data to controls)
Lab: Create a Windows Application to allow user input and presentation of data

Web Presentation Layer

This section considers the basics of creating a Web Application using both the traditional ASP.NET approach and the newer MVC approach
ASP.NET MVC (Model View Controller)

Creating Model, View and Controller
Configuring applications
Use of Razor views
Validating user input
Lab: Create an ASP.NET MVC Application to allow user input and presentation of data


Consideration of alternative ways in which Applications can be deployed
Copying Web Sites
Publish Web Sites
Lab: Publishing Project


  • Utilise Visual Studio 2015/2017 to develop and debug applications
  • C# 6/7 and Visual Basic .NET 14 features
  • Understand the Common Language Runtime and .NET Framework 
  • Create Reusable Objects using Object Oriented Programming
  • Develop Scalable Applications
  • Use WPF to develop Windows applications
  • Alternative approaches  to develop server side applications
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