In this course, you'll learn to use Visual Studio 2010 to explore the Visual C# language. The course starts with a quick overview of the .NET platform, examining assemblies, Microsoft Intermediate Language, Visual Studio profiles, XML comments, IntelliSense, and debugging. From there, you'll learn all the language features that you must internalize in order to create full-featured Web or Windows applications that make best use of the .NET platform. You'll learn about data types, variables, and operators, along with all the important flow control structures. You'll work through several examples demonstrating the power of the .NET Framework, and dig into creating and consuming your own classes and objects. The course moves on to working with data structures, such as arrays and collection classes, before finishing up with discussions of generics, handling exceptions and working with delegates and events. The course concludes by introducing the new LINQ-oriented features including anonymous types, lambda expressions, and more. By the end of this course, you will understand the important basic concepts that will allow you to start creating the applications you need.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Create Console Application projects in Visual Studio .NET 2010.
- Convert a variable from one data type to another.
- Work with dates and times.
- Repeat blocks of code using looping statements.
- Generate and test your own classes using the Class Designer and Object Test Bench tools.
- Use methods in your classes.
- Control how derived classes inherit from base classes.
- Create classes containing arrays, adding support for indexers and enumerators.
- Use delegate types to provide flexibility and type safety.
- Create generic classes and methods.
- Use Exception objects to determine what error has occurred.
- Create your own custom collection classes.
- Use anonymous types, lambda expressions, extension methods, object initializers, and implicit type declarations.