4 Day(s)


Microsoft .NET is a suite of tools which enables you to easily develop modern software applications. In this course, you acquire the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience to write applications using Visual Basic and C#. You learn how to design object-oriented applications with Visual Studio, create ASP.NET Web applications and connect to the database using ADO.NET.


Web designers, administrators, power users and others who want an introduction to programming applications using .NET and are new to object-oriented programming. Prior programming experience is helpful but not required.

Hands-on Training

You develop ASP.NET and Windows applications with VB or C# and the .NET Framework. Exercises include:

  • Writing object-oriented applications using Visual Basic or C# language constructs
  • Programming Windows Forms and console applications
  • Planning and designing object-oriented applications, classes and UIs
  • Leveraging Visual Studio tools for rapid application development
  • Creating ASP.NET Web applications and processing Web Forms
  • Managing Web users with ASP.NET Forms authentication
  • Saving data to SQL Server databases using ADO.NET

Skills Gained

You Will Learn How To

  • Design and program Web and Windows applications using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio 2008
  • Write object-oriented code using Visual Basic and C# language syntax
  • Analyse user requirements and design classes, user interfaces and databases
  • Create ASP.NET Web applications and process Web Forms
  • Control Web site access with Web Forms authentication
  • Build SQL Server databases and access them using ADO.NET

Course Specifics

Course Outline

.NET Programming Fundamentals
  • Creating applications with Visual Studio
  • Managing projects with Solution Explorer
  • Setting project properties and adding references
  • Adding files, folders and code
  • Compiling, debugging and testing programs
  • Coding object-oriented applications
  • Statements
  • Variables
  • Functions
  • Defining scope and visibility
  • Adding code in classes
  • Programming fields and methods
  • Encapsulating data with properties
VB and C# Language Fundamentals
  • Working with data types and conversions
  • Strings
  • Dates and time
  • Integers
  • Real numbers
  • Booleans
  • Performing calculations with mathematical operators
  • Converting between data types
  • Decision-making statements
  • Changing program flow with IF statements
  • Making decisions using logical operators
  • Simplifying complex logic with CASE statements
  • Repeating statements with loops
  • For...Next loops
  • Top and bottom evaluation Do-While...Loops
  • Storing multiple values with arrays
  • Testing and debugging
  • Throwing exceptions
  • Try...Catch...Finally error handling
  • Documenting your code
Constructing Windows Applications
  • Windows application basics
  • Creating forms and positioning controls
  • Navigating with menus
  • Automating code with the Toolbox and Properties window
  • Activating Windows forms
  • Handling events
  • Specifying and retrieving property values
  • Creating dialog forms
Analysing User Requirements and Designing Applications
  • Mapping application features to programming code
  • Building applications using an iterative programming process
  • Translating requirements into design
  • Constructing the three logical layers
  • Presentation
  • Business
  • Data
  • Modelling Windows and Web application user interfaces
Programming Web Applications with ASP.NET
  • Creating the Web site
  • Virtual directories
  • Web applications
  • Web pages
  • HTML
  • Hyperlinks
  • Designing pages with ASP.NET controls
  • Styling sites with ASP.NET themes
  • Processing ASP.NET Web Forms
  • Displaying data and gathering user input
  • Activating Web Forms with events
  • Maintaining variables with Sessions
  • Redirecting users to other Web pages
  • Validating and saving user changes
  • Controlling Web site access
  • Activating Web Forms security
  • Creating a user login page
  • Automating user account creation
Incorporating Relational Databases
  • Relational database concepts
  • Employing databases for fast, efficient storage
  • Select, insert, update and delete query syntax
  • Creating a SQL Server database
  • Adding tables, fields and indexes
  • Defining primary and foreign key relationships
  • Accessing the database with ADO.NET
  • Connecting to the database and running SQL commands
  • Storing user changes
  • Displaying existing records
Deploying .NET Applications
  • Installing the .NET Framework
  • Publishing applications with ClickOnce
  • Moving ASP.NET applications to the Web

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
4 2095 £2095 2018-08-09
4 2095 £2095 2018-04-24
4 2095 £2095 2018-01-16
4 2095 £2095 2017-10-24