Microsoft's .NET Framework presents developers with unprecedented opportunities. From web applications to desktop and mobile platform applications – all can be built with equal ease, using substantially the same skill-set.
The course provides a starting point for delegates wishing to undertake Microsoft exam 70-483 - Programming in C# although further study is likely to be required before sitting the exam.
In this course, candidates will be exposed to fundamental programming concepts using C# and start writing programs right away. They will build several projects to help them practice and test their knowledge using quizzes.
But to make the most of this potential, developers must have a thorough grasp of core language skills and OO programming concepts.
Module 1: Introduction to Object Orientation
This ensures all delegates have a grounding in the principles of Object Orientation.
Module 2: OO and C Sharp
Get started on how C# implements Object Orientation
Module 3: Introduction to .NET Visual Studio & C#
The .NET Framework; The Common Language Runtime; The Common Type System
C# Features; Introduction to namespaces and assemblies
Get to know your way around Visual Studio
Module 4: Syntax I
Conversion; Arithmetic and other operators
Flow of control constructs
Passing parameters by value, by reference, named and optional parameters
Module 5: Syntax 2
Type concepts; Classes; Reference types
Fields, properties and methods
Object initialisation, Constructors and Constructor chaining
Instance members; Keyword 'this'
The 'null' reference
const & readonly
Module 6: Collections
Module 7: Inheritance & Polymorphism
Concept of inheritance; Substitutability; Extending a simple class
'virtual', 'override' and 'sealed' modifiers
Upcasting and safe downcasting
Module 8: Interfaces
Polymorphism with interfaces
Module 9: Delegates and Lambdas
Working with delegates
Creating your own delegate types
The evolution of Lambdas from anonymous delegates
Module 10: Generic Delegates
Using the framework-supplied generic delegates
Module 11: LINQ
The language features behind LINQ
The LINQ API and query pattern
Grouping and Joins
Module 12: Handling Exceptions
Errors vs. Exceptions
The 'try', 'catch', 'finally' paradigm
Creating your own exceptions
'checked' and 'unchecked' expressions.
Module 13: Consuming Events
Understanding events in .NET
Writing event handlers
Module 14: Producing Events
The event conventions
Raising custom events
Module 15: Garbage Collection
Garbage collection and its impact
Finalizers; The 'Dispose' pattern; IDisposable
The 'using' statement
Module 16: Reverse Engineer
At the end of the course we reverse-engineer the resultant code and compare the results to the Class Diagram we produced near the beginning of the course.
Module 17: The Way Ahead
Appendix Module A: LINQ to Xml
Producing and consuming XML using LINQ
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