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This 5-day course provides the skills required to build Microsoft® Windows® Forms applications by using the MS .NET Framework. Topics included: Windows Forms, GDI+, simple data access, interoperating with unmanaged code, threading & asynchronous progr..


 
Course Outline
This five-day course provides students with the skills required to build Microsoft® Windows® Forms applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework.This course is a part of the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET curriculum and is intended to provide Visual Basic programmers with the skills required to create Windows Forms applications by using the .NET Framework. The course will cover the major topics for Windows client application programming on the .NET Framework. These topics include: Windows Forms, GDI+, simple data access, interoperating with unmanaged code, threading and asynchronous programming issues, simple remoting, Web access, XML Web services consumption, debugging, security, and deployment issues for desktop applications.

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An assessment process takes place at the start of class that results in the creation of a personalized learning plan for each participant . We integrate each individual's specific project objectives with their skill gaps to create the learning prescription. The instructor assumes the role of consultant and guides each participant through the process of filling the critical gaps identified in the learning plan.

Course Outline Module 1: Introducing Windows Forms This module introduces Windows forms and controls in the .NET Framework. Students will learn how to create and populate base forms and inherited forms by using the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Framework. They will also learn how to add controls to a form and how to create Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications.
Lessons
• Creating a Form
• Adding Controls to a Form
• Creating an Inherited Form
• Organizing Controls on a Form
• Creating MDI Applications

Lab 1.1: Creating Windows Forms
• Creating a New Windows Form
• Inheriting a New Form from an Existing Windows Form
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Create a form and add controls to it.
• Create an inherited form by using Visual Inheritance.
• Organize controls on a form.
• Create Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications.

Module 2: Working With Controls This module explains how to create event procedures (handlers) in your application that will run in response to user actions. Students will learn how to add programming logic to the event procedures of a control, how to use the Windows Forms intrinsic controls, dialog boxes, and menus, and how to validate the data entered by users of your application.
Lessons
• Creating an Event Handler for a Control
• Using Windows Forms Controls
• Using Dialog Boxes in a Windows Forms Application
• Adding Controls at Run Time
• Creating Menus
• Validating User Input

Lab 2.1: Working with Controls
• Creating and Using Controls
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Create an event handler for a control.
• Select and use the appropriate controls in a Windows Forms application.
• Use dialog boxes in a Windows Forms application.
• Add controls to a form at run time.
• Create and use menus in a Windows Forms application.
• Validate user input in a Windows Forms application.

Module 3: Building Controls This module explains how to extend the functionality of an existing Windows control, combine multiple existing controls into a composite control, and build a new custom control. Students will also learn how to add design-time licensing support to a control.
Lessons
• Extending and Creating Controls
• Adding Design-Time Support for Controls
• Licensing a Control

Lab 3.1: Building Controls
• Declare an Event and Raising It from an Extended Control
• Creating a Composite Control
• Adding Design-Time Support

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Extend an existing control.
• Create a composite control by combining functionality of several existing Windows Forms controls.
• Describe the design-time support options for components provided by Visual Studio .NET.
• Add attributes that provide information to the Visual Designer.
• Create and validate licenses for controls.

Module 4: Using Data in Windows Forms Applications This module explains how to bind Windows forms to various data sources by using ADO .NET. Students will learn about binding Windows forms to data from sources such as databases and XML files. Students will get an overview of the XML Web services programming model and learn how to create applications that use XML Web services. The module also provides an overview of how to persist data to and read data from files and isolated storage.
Lessons
• Adding ADO.NET Objects to and Configuring ADO.NET Objects in a Windows Forms Application
• Accessing and Modifying Data by Using DataSets
• Binding Data to Controls
• Overview of XML Web Services
• Creating a Simple XML Web Services Client
• Persisting Data

Lab 4.1: Accessing Data with ADO.NET
• Generating and Populating DataSets
• Modifying a DataSet
• Updating a DataSet to a DataSource
• Binding and Formatting Data in Controls

Lab 4.2: Calling an XML Web Service
• Calling an XML Web Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the objects in the ADO.NET object model.
• Add and configure ADO.NET objects in a Windows Forms application.
• Access and modify data from a database by using DataSets.
• Bind data to controls.
• Describe the XML Web services model and the roles of HTML, SOAP, and XML in the XML Web services model.
• Create and test a simple XML Web service client application.
• Persist data to files, serialize objects, use isolated storage, and persist application settings.

Module 5: Interoperating with Managed Objects This module explains how to use .NET and COM components in a Windows Forms application. Students will also learn how to call Win32 APIs in their Windows Forms application.
Lessons
• Using .NET and COM Components in a Windows Forms Application
• Calling Win32 APIs from Windows Forms Applications
• Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET

Lab 5.1: Interoperating with COM and Calling Win32 APIs
• Using a COM Component in a .NET-Based Application
• Calling Win32 APIs from a .NET-Based Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use .NET and COM components in a Microsoft .NET Framework Windows Forms application.
• Call Win32 APIs from a Windows Forms application.
• Upgrade Visual Basic 6.0 applications to Visual Basic .NET.

Module 6: Printing and Reporting in Windows Forms Applications This module explores how to implement printing in a Windows Forms application and how to create reports in a Windows Forms application by using Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET.
Lessons
• Printing From a Windows Forms Application
• Using the Print Preview, Page Setup, and Print Dialogs
• Constructing Print Document Content by Using GDI+
• Creating Reports by Using Crystal Reports

Lab 6.1: Printing Formatted Documents
• Adding Print Support to an Application
• Creating Printed Output by Using GDI+

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Print documents in a Windows Forms application.
• Use the Visual Studio .NET printing dialog boxes in a Windows Forms application.
• Use GDI+ to construct print document content.
• Create and format reports by using Crystal Reports.

Module 7: Asynchronous Programming This module explains how to use the techniques of asynchronous programming and multithreading to avoid blocking the user interface of an application.
Lessons
• The .NET Asynchronous Programming Model
• The Asynchronous Programming Model Design Pattern
• How to Make Asynchronous Calls to Any Method
• Helpting to Protect State and Data in a Multithreaded Environment

Lab 7.1: Making Asynchronous Calls to an XML Web Service
• Converting Synchronous Calls to Asynchronous Calls

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the .NET Framework asynchronous programming model.
• Modify a client application to use built-in .NET Framework support for asynchronous calls to methods.
• Describe how to add explicit support for asynchronous calls to any method.
 
Module 8: Enhancing the Usability of Applications This module covers how to use the accessibility, Help, and localization features available in the .NET Framework.
Lessons
• Adding Accessibility Features
• Adding Help to an Application
• Localizing an Application

Lab 8.1: Enhancing the Usability of an Application
• Adding Support for Accessibility
• Adding Help to an Application
• Adding ToolTips to an Application
• Localizing the User Interface of an Application
• Localizing Resources in an Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use .NET Framework features to add and enable accessibility features in an application.
• Add support for context-sensitive Help, Help menus, and ToolTips to an application.
• Use localization properties and resource files to create a localized version of a .NET Framework Windows Forms application.

Module 9: Deploying Windows Forms Applications This module explains assemblies and how to use strong-named assemblies and the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) in the .NET Framework. Students will also learn how to configure and deploy .NET-based applications.
Lessons
• .NET Assemblies
• Deploying Windows Forms Applications

Lab 9.1: Deploying an Application
• Building and Referencing a Strong-Named Assembly
• Installing a Strong-Named Assembly into the Global Assembly Cache
• Deploying a .NET Application
• Using an Application Configuration File

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use strong-named assemblies in .NET applications.
• Use application configuration files to configure and use Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0 to package and deploy .NET applications.

Module 10: Securing Windows Forms Applications This module explains the .NET Framework security model. Students will learn how to use .NET Framework security features in Windows Forms applications.
Lessons
• Security in the .NET Framework
• Using Code Access Security
• Using Role-Based Security

Lab 10.1: Adding and Testing Permission Requests
• Adding and Testing Permission Requests

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the .NET Framework security model.
• Use code access security to help protect an application.
• Use role-based security to help control access to an application.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course will be fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.
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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
Reviewed by 2012
Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
Reviewed by 2012
Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
Reviewed by 2012
I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
Reviewed by 2012
Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
Reviewed by 2012
I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
Reviewed by 2012
Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
Reviewed by 2012
I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
Reviewed by 2012
Great
Reviewed by 2012
The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
Reviewed by 2011
Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
Reviewed by 2011
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