Object-Oriented Programming in C# Visual Studio 2015 – 5 Days
Course Description – Object-Oriented Programming in C#
This Object-Oriented Programming in C# training course is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to programming in C#, utilizing the services provided by .NET. This course emphasizes the C# language. It is current to Visual Studio 2015. Important newer features such as dynamic data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic interfaces, and asynchronous programming keywords are covered in a final chapter. A supplement covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ).
Microsoft’s .NET is a revolutionary advance in programming technology that greatly simplifies application development and is a good match for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services, as opposed to proprietary applications. Part of this technology is a new language, C#. This new language combines the power of C++ and the ease of development of Visual Basic 6. It bears a striking resemblance to Java and improves on that language. C# has become the dominant language for building new applications on Microsoft platforms.
This Object-Oriented Programming in C# training course is intended to be fully accessible to programmers who do not already have a strong background in object-oriented programming in C-like languages, such as C++ or Java. It is ideal, for example, for Visual Basic 6 or COBOL programmers who desire to learn C#.
An important thrust of the Object-Oriented Programming in C# training course is to teach C# programming from an object-oriented perspective. It is often difficult for programmers trained originally in a procedural language to start “thinking in objects.” This course introduces object-oriented concepts early, and C# is developed in a way that leverages its object orientation. A case study is used to illustrate creating a complete system using C# and .NET. Besides supporting traditional object-oriented features, such as classes, inheritance, and polymorphism, C# introduces several additional features, such as properties, indexers, delegates, events, and interfaces that make C# a compelling language for developing object-oriented and component-based systems. This course provides thorough coverage of all these features.
C# as a language is elegant and powerful. But to utilize its capabilities fully, you need to have a good understanding of how it works with the .NET Framework. The course explores several important interactions between C# and the .NET Framework, and it includes an introduction to major classes for collections, delegates, and events. It includes a succinct introduction to creating GUI programs using Windows Forms. The course concludes with a chapter covering the new features in C# 4.0 and C# 5.0.
Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided, including the case study. The student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.
The course includes three electronic supplements, provided as PDF files. They cover Visual Studio 2015, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and unsafe code and the C# pointer type.
What You Will Learn
- Acquire a working knowledge of C# programming
- Learn how to implement programs using C# and classes from the .NET Framework
- Learn how to implement simple GUI programs using Windows Forms
- Gain a working knowledge of dynamic data type, named and optional arguments, and other new features in C# 4.0.
- Learn how to do asynchronous programming using new keywords in C# 5.0.
- Become aware of new features in C# 6.0.
The student should have programming experience in a high-level language.
1. NET: What You Need To Know
.NET Executables and the CLR
A .NET Testbed for C# Programming
Using Visual Studio 2015
2. First C# Programs
Variables and Expressions
Using C# as a Calculator
Input/Output in C#
.NET Framework Class Library
3. Data Types in C#
Floating Point Types
Characters and Strings
4. Operators and Expressions
Checked and Unchecked
5. Control Structures
More about Control Flow
6. Object-Oriented Programming
Classes as Structured Data
Constructors and Initialization
Static Fields and Methods
Constant and Readonly
8. More about Types
Overview of Types in C#
Boxing and Unboxing
Implicitly Typed Variables
9. Methods, Properties and Operators
Variable-Length Parameter Lists
10. Characters and Strings
Programming with Strings
11. Arrays and Indexers
Random Number Generation
Arrays as Collections
Bank Case Study—Step 1
Bank Case Study—Step 2
13. Virtual Methods and Polymorphism
Virtual Methods and Dynamic Binding
Fragile Base Class Problem
Bank Case Study—Step 3
14. Formatting and Conversion
String Formatting Methods
Bank Case Study—Step 4
Structured Exception Handling
User-Defined Exception Classes
Bank Case Study—Step 5
Programming with Interfaces
Using Interfaces at Runtime
Bank Case Study—Step 6
17. .NET Interfaces and Collections
Bank Case Study—Step 7
IEnumerable and IEnumerator
Copy Semantics and ICloneable
Bank Case Study—Step 8
18. Delegates and Events
19. Introduction to Windows Forms
Creating Windows Applications Using Visual Studio 2015
Buttons, Labels and Textboxes
20. Newer Features in C#
Dynamic Data Type
Variance in Generic Interfaces
Asynchronous Programming Keywords
New Features in C# 6.0
Appendix A. Learning Resources
Electronic File Supplements
Supplement 1. Using Visual Studio 2015
Signing in to Visual Studio
Overview of Visual Studio 2015
Creating a Console Application
Supplement 2. Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
What Is LINQ?
Basic Query Operators
Supplement 3. Unsafe Code and Pointers in C#
C# Pointer Type
Course examples require Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 7sp1 or higher. The free Visual Studio Community 2015 can be used. See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz or better CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.
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