4102. C# Essentials
Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly
simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary
applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a
complete restructuring of Microsoft’s entire system infrastructure and
represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications
on Microsoft platforms.
This two-day intensive course is designed for the experienced
programmer to help you quickly come up to speed on the C# language. It is
current to Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1. Important newer features such as dynamic
data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic
interfaces, and asynchronous programming keywords are covered in a final
chapter. An appendix covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query
This course concisely covers the essentials of programming using
Microsoft’s C# programming language. It starts with a brief chapter, “.NET: What You Need to Know,” which gets you up and
running in the .NET environment with a minimum of fuss. The next two chapters
cover C# language essentials and object-oriented programming in C#. The next
chapter discusses how C# relates to the .NET Framework. The following chapter covers
delegates and events. The course includes a succinct introduction to creating
GUI programs using Windows Forms. The course concludes with a chapter covering
the newer features in C#. Appendices provide a tutorial on Visual Studio 2013,
an overview of LINQ, and coverage of unsafe code and pointers in C#.
The course is practical, with many example programs and a
progressively developed case study. The goal is to quickly bring you up to
speed in writing C# programs. The student will receive a comprehensive set of
materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.
Acquire a working knowledge of C# programming
Learn about important interactions between C#
and the .NET Framework
Learn how to implement simple GUI programs using
Gain a working knowledge of dynamic data type,
named and optional arguments, and other new features in C# 4.0.
Learn how to do asynchronous programming using
new keywords in C# 5.0.
Duration: 2 days. The
course could also be presented over a 3-day timeframe for somewhat less
student should be an experienced application developer or architect. Some
background in object-oriented programming would be helpful.
NET: What You Need to Know
.NET Executables and the CLR
A .NET Testbed for C# Programming
Using Visual Studio 2013
C# Overview for the Sophisticated Programmer
First C# Console Application
Subroutines and Functions
Implicitly Typed Variables
Object-Oriented Programming in C#
Methods and Properties
Asymmetric Accessor Accessibility
Static Data and Methods
Constant and Readonly Fields
Access Control and Assemblies
C# and the .NET Framework
.NET and COM
IEnumerable and IEnumerator
Copy Semantics in C#
Delegates and Events
Random Number Generation
Introduction to Windows Forms
Creating Windows Applications Using Visual Studio 2013
Buttons, Labels and Textboxes
New Features in C# 4.0 and C# 5.0
Dynamic Data Type
Variance in Generic Interfaces
Asynchronous Programming Keywords
Appendix A. Using Visual
Signing in to Visual Studio
Overview of Visual Studio 2013
Creating a Console Application
Appendix B. Language
Integrated Query (LINQ)
What Is LINQ?
Basic Query Operators
Appendix C. Unsafe Code and
Pointers in C#
C# Pointer Type
Appendix D. Learning
Course examples require Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 7sp1
or higher. The free Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop can be used.
See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz
or better CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools
installation and courseware.