.NET Framework Using C#

Microsoft .NET greatly simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a complete restructuring of Microsoft's whole system infrastructure and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications on Microsoft platforms. Part of .NET is a major new object-oriented programming language, C#. But learning the new programming language is only part of the challenge. The much greater challenge is learning the .NET Framework and all its capabilities.

This four-day .NET Framework Using C# training class is designed to provide a sound introduction to the .NET Framework for programmers who already know the C# language and the fundamentals of Windows Forms. It is current to Visual Studio 2017, which now includes support for cross-platform development using .NET Core. The course focuses on core portions of the .NET Framework that are common across many application areas. Separate courses are available in specific areas, such as ADO.NET, XML Programming, Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communications Framework and ASP.NET.

The course starts with an introduction to the architecture and key concepts of .NET. It then discusses class libraries, assemblies, versioning, configuration, and deployment, which constitute a major advance in the simplicity and robustness of deploying Windows applications, ending the notorious "DLL hell." The next four lessons discuss important topics in the .NET programming model, including metadata, reflection, I/O, and serialization. Lesson 6 continues the discussion of the .NET programming model, covering memory management, asynchronous programming and application domains. Next comes a lesson on threading, which includes an introduction to the Task Parallel Library (TPL).

.NET Security, which was simplified in .NET 4.0, is introduced, including both code access security and role-based security. The next lesson covers interoperability of .NET with COM and with Win32 applications. The course includes an introduction to database programming using ADO.NET and LINQ. Finally, the .NET Framework diagnostic facilities are discussed in depth. An appendix covers .NET Remoting.

The course is practical, with many examples and a case study. The goal is to equip you to begin building significant applications using the .NET Framework.


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Course Topics
  1. Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of .NET.
  2. Acquire a working knowledge of the .NET programming model and .NET Security.
  3. Implement multi-threading effectively in .NET applications.
  4. Learn how to implement database applications using ADO.NET and LINQ.
  5. Learn how to debug .NET applications using .NET diagnostic classes and tools.
  1. .NET Fundamentals
    1. What is Microsoft .NET?
    2. Common Language Runtime
    3. CLR Serialization
    4. Attribute-Based Programming
    5. Interface-Based Programming
    6. Metadata
    7. Common Type System
    8. Framework Class Library
    9. Language Interoperability
    10. Managed Code
    11. Assemblies and Deployment
    12. Web Services
    13. ASP.NET
    14. Performance
    15. .NET Native
    16. .NET Core and Cross-platform Development
    17. XML Serialization
  2. Class Libraries
    1. Components in .NET
    2. Building Class Libraries at the Command Line
    3. Class Libraries Using Visual Studio
    4. Using References
  3. Assemblies, Deployment and Configuration
    1. Assemblies
    2. Private Assembly Deployment
    3. Shared Assembly Deployment
    4. Configuration Overview
    5. Configuration Files
    6. Programmatic Access to Configuration
    7. Using SDK Tools for Signing and Deployment
    8. Application Settings
  4. Metadata and Reflection
    1. Metadata
    2. Reflection
    3. Late Binding
  5. I/O and Serialization
    1. Directories
    2. Files
    3. Serialization
    4. Attributes
  6. .NET Programming Model
    1. Memory Management and Garbage Collection
    2. Asynchronous Delegates
    3. BackgroundWorker
    4. Application Domains
  7. .NET Threading
    1. Threading Fundamentals
    2. ThreadPool
    3. Foreground and Background Threads
    4. Synchronization
    5. Task Parallel Library
  8. .NET Security
    1. Authentication and Authorization
    2. Code Access Security
    3. Sandboxing
    4. Permissions
    5. Role-Based Security
    6. Principals and Identities
  9. Interoperating with COM and Win32
    1. .NET Client Calling a COM Server
    2. 64-bit System Considerations
    3. PInvoke
  10. ADO.NET and LINQ
    1. ADO.NET Overview
    2. .NET Data Providers
    3. Connections
    4. Using LocalDB
    5. Commands
    6. DataReaders and Connected Access
    7. Data Sets and Disconnected Access
    8. Language Integrated Query
  11. Debugging Fundamentals
    1. Compile-time Errors and Run-time Errors
    2. Configuring Debug, Release, and Special Builds
    3. Visual Studio Debugger
    4. Just-In-Time Debugging
    5. Attaching Debugger to a Running Process
  12. Tracing
    1. Tracing
    2. Event Logs
  13. More About Tracing
    1. Using the BooleanSwitch and TraceSwitch Classes
    2. Print Debugging Information with the Debug Class
    3. Instrumenting Release Builds with the Trace Class
    4. Using Listeners
    5. Implementing Custom Listeners
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this C# class:

  • The student should be an experienced application developer or architect with a working knowledge of C#, including building simple GUIs with Windows Forms.

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