Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SitesPower Training Institute
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Course Overview
In this course, experienced developers who know the basics of Windows Forms development gain more advanced Windows Client design and development skills. WinForms and WPF programming models, as well as relative strengths and when to use each technology, are covered.

This course is intended for Technology Specialists in the area of Windows Client Development who work in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to create rich client applications for Windows.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• understand how varying business requirements influence the design decisions when planning a Windows Client application.
• understand the new features of Visual Studio 2010 WPF
• design and build a UI that provides the expected end-user experience and UI functionality
• create a consistent and manageable user interface
• understand best practices when testing and learn how to debug their applications
• use advanced exception handling in Windows Client application scenarios
• implement advanced data binding scenarios
• use coding techniques to improve the responsiveness of their applications
• implement localization, user assistance, and accessibility features within an application
• understand the basics of graphics in WPF
• customize controls and introduce students to custom controls
• implement application behaviors based on user actions or events by using attached properties and Expression Blend behaviors
• develop data visualization within their applications in a manner that enables the application user to drill down into data visually
• manage application state and settings throughout the application lifecycle
• deploy their applications using the various methods supported by Visual Studio 2010

Before attending this course, students must have:
1. An understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development, including the following principles of software development:

  •  modern software development models 
  •  typical phases of a software development lifecycle
  •  concepts of event-driven programming
  •  concepts of object-oriented programming
  •  creating use-case diagrams
  •  designing and building a user interface
  •  developing a structured application 

2. A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of following .NET Framework topics:

  •  Common Language Runtime
  •  .NET Framework class library
  •  Common Type System
  •  Component interoperation
  •  Cross-Language Interoperability
  •  Assemblies in the Common Language Runtime
  •  Application Domains
  •  Runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework

3. Experience using Visual Studio 2008 in the following task areas:

  •  Declaring and initializing typed variables using the Camel case naming convention
  •  Using arithmetic, relational, and logical operators in code statements
  •  Using branching statements to control code execution
  •  Using looping statements to iterate through collections or repeat steps until a specified condition is met
  •  Creating classes and methods to establish the basic structure of an application
  •  Using methods and events to implement the programming logic of an application
  •  Identifying syntax and logic errors
  •  Accessing and managing data from a data source 

4. Experience in object oriented design and development as follows:

  •  Creating and accessing classes and class properties
  •  Creating and accessing methods and overloaded methods
  •  Implementing inheritance, base classes, and abstract classes
  •  Declaring, raising, and handling events
  •  Responding to and throwing exceptions
  •  Implementing interfaces and polymorphism
  •  Implementing shared and static members
  •  Implementing generics
  •  Creating components and class libraries

5. Experience in N-Tier application design and development as follows:

  •  Managing a software development process
  •  Controlling input at the user interface level in Windows Client applications
  •  Debugging, tracing, and profiling .NET applications
  •  Monitoring and logging .NET applications 
  •  Implementing basic testing best practices
  •  Performing basic Data Access tasks with LINQ 

6. Basics of LINQ to XML

7. Basics of LINQ to Entities

8. Basics of LINQ to SQL

  • Implementing basic security best practices in .NET Applications 

9.  Basics of Code Access Security

10. Basics of Role-Based Security

  •  Basics of Cryptography Services
  •  Implementing basic service calls 

11.  Basics of consuming XML Web Services

12. Basics of consuming WCF Services

  • Using .NET Configuration Files
  • Deploying .Net Framework Applications using ClickOnce and the MS Installer


Course Outline

  • Module 1: Windows Client Application Design
  • Module 2: Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and WPF Version 4
  • Module 3: Designing and Developing a User Interface
  • Module 4: Taking Control of the User Interface
  • Module 5: Testing, Unit Testing, and Debugging
  • Module 6: Simple Data Binding and Validation
  • Module 7: Data Binding to Collections
  • Module 8: Enhancing UI Responsiveness
  • Module 9: Integrating Localization and User Assistance Features
  • Module 10: WPF 2D Graphics, Multimedia, and Printing
  • Module 11: Control Customization
  • Module 12: Attached Properties and Behaviors in WPF
  • Module 13: Animations in WPF
  • Module 14: Application State, Settings, and Lifecycle
  • Module 15: Configure and Deploy Windows Client Applications
Updated on 08 November, 2015

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