Programming in Visual Basic with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (M10550) M10550

Days: 5 day
Price: $2995

Course Details

Learn Visual Basic language syntax, program structure, and implementation by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. In this hands-on course, you'll gain a solid foundation in Visual Basic programming in just five days, and you'll be able to attend other courses in the Technical Specialist tracks. This course also focuses on new enhancements in the Visual Basic 2010 language using Visual Studio 2010. Fourteen Global Knowledge exclusive hands-on labs help you put theory into practice and better prepare you for when you return to your job.

Course Agenda

1. Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

  • Introduction to the .NET Framework 4
  • Creating Projects within Visual Studio 2010
  • Writing a Visual Basic Application
  • Building a Graphical Application
  • Documenting an Application
  • Debugging Applications by Using Visual Studio 2010

2. Using Visual Basic Programming Constructs

  • Declaring Variables and Assigning Values
  • Using Expressions and Operators
  • Creating and Using Arrays
  • Using Decision Statements
  • Using Iteration Statements

3. Declaring and Calling Methods

  • Defining and Invoking Methods
  • Specifying Optional Parameters and ByRef Parameters

4. Handling Exceptions

  • Making a Method Fail-Safe
  • Detecting an Exceptional Condition

5. Reading and Writing Files

  • Accessing the File System
  • Reading and Writing Files by Using Streams

6. Creating New Types

  • Creating and Using Modules and Enumerations
  • Creating and Using Classes
  • Creating and Using Structures
  • Comparing References to Values

7. Encapsulating Data and Methods

  • Controlling Visibility of Type Members
  • Sharing Methods and Data

8. Inheriting from Classes and Implementing Interfaces

  • Using Inheritance to Define New Reference Types
  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Defining Abstract Classes

9. Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Resources

  • Garbage Collection
  • Managing Resources

10. Encapsulating Data and Defining Overloaded Operators

  • Creating and Using Properties
  • Creating and Using Indexers
  • Overloading Operators

11. Decoupling Methods and Handling Events

  • Declaring and Using Delegates
  • Using Lambda Expressions
  • Handling Events

12. Using Collections and Building Generic Types

  • Using Collections
  • Creating and Using Generic Types
  • Defining Generic Interfaces and Understanding Variance
  • Using Generic Methods and Delegates

13. Building and Enumerating Custom Collection Classes

  • Implementing a Custom Collection Class
  • Adding an Enumerator to a Custom Collection Class

14. Using LINQ to Query Data

  • Using the LINQ Extension Methods and Query Operators
  • Building Dynamic LINQ Queries and Expressions

15. Integrating Visual Basic Code with Dynamic Languages and COM Components

  • Integrating Visual Basic Code with Ruby and Python
  • Accessing COM Components from Visual Basic