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Microsoft 20483 – Programming in C#

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $4510 inc GST
  • Version C
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Why study this course

This training course teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the Visual C# language.

During their five days in the classroom students review the basics of Visual C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details, and then consolidate their knowledge throughout the week as they build an application that incorporates several features of the .NET Framework 4.7.

Please note: This course is due to retire on 30 December 2021.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core syntax and features of Visual C#.

  • Create methods, handle exceptions, and describe the monitoring requirements of large-scale applications.

  • Implement the basic structure and essential elements of a typical desktop application.

  • Create classes, define and implement interfaces, and create and use generic collections.

  • Use inheritance to create a class hierarchy and to extend a .NET Framework class.

  • Read and write data by using file input/output and streams, and serialize and deserialize data in different formats.

  • Create and use an entity data model for accessing a database and use LINQ to query data.

  • Access and query remote data by using the types in the System.Net namespace and WCF Data Services.

  • Build a graphical user interface by using XAML.

  • Improve the throughput and response time of applications by using tasks and asynchronous operations.

  • Integrate unmanaged libraries and dynamic components into a Visual C# application.

  • Examine the metadata of types by using reflection, create and use custom attributes, generate code at runtime, and manage assembly versions.

  • Encrypt and decrypt data by using symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Microsoft Visual Basic, or Java and understand the concepts of object-oriented programming.

This course is not designed for students who are new to programming; it is targeted at professional developers with at least one month of experience programming in an object-oriented environment.

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Course subjects

Module 1: Review of C# SyntaxThis module reviews the core syntax and features of the C# programming language. It also provides an introduction to the Visual Studio 2012 debugger.


  • Overview of Writing Applications using C#

  • Datatypes, Operators, and Expressions

  • C# Programming Language Constructs

Lab : Developing the Class Enrolment Application

  • Implementing Edit Functionality for the Students List

  • Implementing Insert Functionality for the Students List

  • Implementing Delete Functionality for the Students List

  • Displaying the Student Age

Module 2: Creating Methods, Handling Exceptions, and Monitoring ApplicationsThis module explains how to create and call methods, catch and handle exceptions. This module also describes the monitoring requirements of large-scale applications.


  • Creating and Invoking Methods

  • Creating Overloaded Methods and Using Optional and Output Parameters

  • Handling Exceptions

  • Monitoring Applications

Lab : Extending the Class Enrolment Application Functionality

  • Refactoring the Enrolment Code

  • Validating Student Information

  • Saving Changes to the Class List

Module 3: Basic types and constructs of Visual C#To create effective applications by using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or other .NET Framework platforms, you must first learn some basic Visual C# constructs. You need to know how to create simple structures to represent the data items you are working with. You need to know how to organize these structures into collections, so that you can add items, retrieve items, and iterate over your items. Finally, you need to know how to subscribe to events so that you can respond to the actions of your users. In this module, you will learn how to create and use structs and enums, organize data into collections, and create and subscribe to events.


  • Implementing Structs and Enums

  • Organizing Data into Collections

  • Handling Events

L**ab : Writing the Code for the Grades Prototype Application**

  • Adding Navigation Logic to the Grades Prototype Application

  • Creating Data Types to Store User and Grade Information

  • Displaying User and Grade Information

Module 4: Creating Classes and Implementing Type-safe Collections

In this module, you will learn how to use interfaces and classes to define and create your own custom, reusable types. You will also learn how to create and use enumerable, type-safe collections of any type.


  • Creating Classes

  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces

  • Implementing Type-safe Collections

Lab : Adding Data Validation and Type-safety to the Application

  • Implementing the Teacher, Student, and Grade Structs as Classes

  • Adding Data Validation to the Grade Class

  • Displaying Students in Name Order

  • Enabling Teachers to Modify Class and Grade Data

Module 5: Creating a Class Hierarchy by Using Inheritance

In this module, you will learn how to use inheritance to create class hierarchies and to extend .NET Framework types.


  • Creating Class Hierarchies

  • Extending .NET Framework Classes

Lab : Refactoring Common Functionality into the User Class

  • Refactoring Common Functionality into the User Class

  • Implementing Password Complexity by Using an Abstract Method

  • Creating the ClassFullException Custom Exception

Module 6: Reading and Writing Local Data

In this module, you will learn how to read and write data by using transactional file system I/O operations, how to serialize and deserialize data to the file system, and how to read and write data to the file system by using streams.


  • Reading and Writing Files

  • Serializing and Deserializing Data

  • Performing I/O by Using Streams

Lab : Generating the Grades Report

  • Serializing Data for the Grades Report as XML

  • Previewing the Grades Report

  • Persisting the Serialized Grade Data to a File

Module 7: Accessing a Database

In this module, you will learn how to create and use entity data models (EDMs) and how to query many types of data by using Language-Integrated Query (LINQ).


  • Creating and Using Entity Data Models

  • Querying Data by Using LINQ

Lab : Retrieving and Modifying Grade Data

  • Creating an Entity Data Model from The School of Fine Arts Database

  • Updating Student and Grade Data by Using the Entity Framework

  • Extending the Entity Data Model to Validate Data

Module 8: Accessing Remote Data

In this module, you will learn how to use the request and response classes in the System.Net namespace to directly manipulate remote data sources. You will also learn how to use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Data Services to expose and consume an entity data model (EDM) over the web.


  • Accessing Data Across the Web

  • Accessing Data by Using OData Connected Services

Lab : Retrieving and Modifying Grade Data Remotely

  • Creating a WCF Data Service for the SchoolGrades Database

  • Integrating the Data Service into the Application

  • Retrieving Student Photographs Over the Web (If Time Permits)

Module 9: Designing the User Interface for a Graphical Application

In this module, you will learn how to use Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) to create engaging UIs.


  • Using XAML to Design a User Interface

  • Binding Controls to Data

Lab : Customizing Student Photographs and Styling the Application

  • Customizing the Appearance of Student Photographs

  • Styling the Logon View

  • Animating the StudentPhoto Control (If Time Permits)

Module 10: Improving Application Performance and Responsiveness

In this module, you will learn how to improve the performance of your applications by distributing your operations across multiple threads.


  • Implementing Multitasking

  • Performing Operations Asynchronously

  • Synchronizing Concurrent Access to Data

Lab : Improving the Responsiveness and Performance of the Application

  • Ensuring That the UI Remains Responsive When Retrieving Teacher Data

  • Providing Visual Feedback During Long-Running Operations

Module 11: Integrating with Unmanaged Code

In this module, you will learn how to interoperate unmanaged code in your applications and how to ensure that your code releases any unmanaged resources.


  • Creating and Using Dynamic Objects

  • Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Unmanaged Resources

Lab : Upgrading the Grades Report

  • Generating the Grades Report by Using Word

  • Controlling the Lifetime of Word Objects by Implementing the Dispose Pattern

Module 12: Creating Reusable Types and Assemblies

In this module, you will learn how to consume existing assemblies by using reflection and how to add additional metadata to types and type members by using attributes. You will also learn how to generate code at run time by using the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) and how to ensure that your assemblies are signed and versioned, and available to other applications, by using the global assembly cache (GAC).


  • Examining Object Metadata

  • Creating and Using Custom Attributes

  • Generating Managed Code

  • Versioning, Signing, and Deploying Assemblies

Lab : Specifying the Data to Include in the Grades Report

  • Creating and Applying the IncludeInReport attribute

  • Updating the Report

  • Storing the Grades.Utilities Assembly Centrally (If Time Permits)

Module 13: Encrypting and Decrypting Data

In this module, you will learn how to implement symmetric and asymmetric encryption and how to use hashes to generate mathematical representations of your data. You will also learn how to create and manage X509 certificates and how to use them in the asymmetric encryption process.


  • Implementing Symmetric Encryption

  • Implementing Asymmetric Encryption

Lab : Encrypting and Decrypting the Grades Report

  • Encrypting the Grades Report

  • Encrypting the Grades Report


Developers attending this course should already have gained some limited experience using C# to complete basic programming tasks. More specifically, students should have hands-on experience using C# that demonstrates their understanding of the following:

  • How to name, declare, initialize and assign values to variables within an application.

  • How to use:

    • arithmetic operators to perform arithmetic calculations involving one or more variables;

    • relational operators to test the relationship between two variables or expressions;

    • logical operators to combine expressions that contain relational operators.

  • How to create the code syntax for simple programming statements using C# language keywords and recognize syntax errors using the Visual Studio IDE.

  • How to create a simple branching structure using an IF statement.

  • How to create a simple looping structure using a For statement to iterate through a data array.

  • How to use the Visual Studio IDE to locate simple logic errors.

  • How to create a Function that accepts arguments (parameters and returns a value of a specified type.

  • How to design and build a simple user interface using standard controls from the Visual Studio toolbox.

  • How to connect to a SQL Server database and the basics of how to retrieve and store data.

  • How to sort data in a loop.

  • How to recognize the classes and methods used in a program.

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