The goal of this course is to help application developers understand the Microsoft .NET Framework. In addition to offering an overview of the .NET Framework and an introduction to key concepts and terminology, the course provides a series of labs, which introduce and explain .NET Framework features that are used to code, debug, tune, and deploy applications.
This course is intended for experienced, professional software developers, including those employed by software companies or working on corporate development teams. Most students will be Microsoft Visual Basic® developers.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- List the major elements of the .NET Framework and explain how they fit into the .NET platform.
- Explain the main concepts behind the common language runtime and use the features of the .NET Framework to create a simple application.
- Create and use components in Microsoft Windows® Forms-based and ASP.NET-based applications.
- Use the deployment and versioning features of the .NET runtime to deploy multiple versions of a component.
- Create, use, and extend types by understanding the common type system architecture.
- Create classes and interfaces that are functionally efficient and appropriate for given programming scenarios.
- Use the .NET Framework class library to efficiently create and manage strings, arrays, collections, and enumerators.
- Use delegates and events to make an event sender signal the occurrence of an action to an event receiver.
- Describe and control how memory and other resources are managed in the .NET Framework.
- Read from and write to data streams and files.
- Use the basic request/response model to send and receive data over the Internet.
- Serialize and deserialize an object graph.
- Create distributed applications using XML Web services and object remoting.