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Programming in Visual Basic with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

5days
Training code
ms10550

Upcoming sessions

10 Sep 2018
05 Nov 2018
14 Jan 2019
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Module 1: Introducing Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Introducing Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

  • Creating a Simple Console Application
  • Creating a WPF Application
  • Verifying the Application
  • Generating Documentation for an Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Explain the purpose of the .NET Framework 4.
  • Create Visual Basic projects by using Visual Studio 2010.
  • Explain the structure of a Visual Basic application.
  • Use the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Application template to build a simple graphical application.
  • Use XML comments to document an application.
  • Use the debugger to step through a program.

Module 2: Using Visual Basic Programming Constructs

Lessons

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

Lab : Using Visual Basic Programming Constructs

  • Calculating Square Roots with Improved Accuracy
  • Converting Integer Numeric Data to Binary
  • Multiplying Matrices

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Explain how to declare variables and assign values.
  • Use operators to construct expressions.
  • Create and use arrays.
  • Use decision statements.
  • Use iteration statements.

Module 3: Declaring and Calling Methods

Lessons

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

Lab : Declaring and Calling Methods

  • Calculating the Greatest Common Divisor of Two Integers by Using Euclid’s Algorithm
  • Calculating the GCD of Three, Four, or Five Integers
  • Comparing the Efficiency of Two Algorithms
  • Displaying Results Graphically
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations (optional)

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to create and invoke methods.
  • Define and call methods that can take optional parameters and ByRef parameters.

Module 4: Handling Exceptions

Lessons

  • Handling Exceptions
  • Raising Exceptions

Lab : Handling Exceptions

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to catch and handle exceptions.
  • Describe how to create and raise exceptions.

Module 5: Reading and Writing Files

Lessons

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

Lab : Reading and Writing Files

  • Building a Simple File Editor
  • Making the Editor XML Aware

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to access the file system by using the classes that the .NET Framework provides.
  • Describe how to read and write files by using streams.
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Module 6: Creating New Types

Lessons

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

Lab : Creating New Types

  • Using Enumerations to Specify Domains
  • Using a Structure to Model a Simple Type
  • Using a Class to Model a More Complex Type
  • Using a Nullable Structure

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to create and use modules.
  • Describe how to create and use enumerations.
  • Describe how to create and use classes.
  • Describe how to create and use structures.
  • Explain the differences between reference and value types.

Module 7: Encapsulating Data and Methods

Lessons

  • Controlling Visibility of Type Members
  • Sharing Methods and Data

Lab : Encapsulating Data and Methods

  • Hiding Data Members
  • Using Shared Members to Share Data
  • Implementing an Extension Method

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to control the visibility of type members.
  • Describe how to share methods and data.

Module 8: Inheriting from Classes and Implementing Interfaces

Lessons

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

Lab : Inheriting from Classes and Implementing Interfaces

  • Defining an Interface
  • Implementing an Interface
  • Creating an Abstract Class

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Use inheritance to define new reference types.
  • Define and implement interfaces.
  • Define abstract classes.

Module 9: Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Resources

Lessons

  • Introduction to Garbage Collection
  • Managing Resources

Lab : Managing the Lifetime of Objects and Controlling Resources

  • Implementing the IDisposable Interface
  • Managing Resources Used by an Object

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how garbage collection works in the .NET Framework.
  • Manage resources effectively in an application.

Module 10: Encapsulating Data and Defining Overloaded Operators

Many operators have well-defined behavior for the built-in Visual Basic types, but you can also define operators for your own types. This module describes how to implement operators for your types by using overloading.

Lessons

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

Lab : Creating and Using Properties

  • Defining Properties in an Interface
  • Implementing Properties in a Class
  • Using Properties Exposed by a Class

Lab : Creating and Using Indexers

  • Implementing a Default Property to Access Bits in a Control Register
  • Using an Indexer Exposed by a Class

Lab : Overloading Operators

  • Defining the Matrix and MatrixNotCompatibleException Types
  • Implementing Operators for the Matrix Type
  • Testing the Operators for the Matrix Type

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Explain how properties work and use them to encapsulate data.
  • Describe how to use default properties to provide access to data through an array-like syntax.
  • Describe how to use operator overloading to define operators for your own types.

Module 11: Decoupling Methods and Handling Events

This module explains how to decouple an operation from the method that implements it and how to use anonymous methods to implement decoupled operations. This module also explains how to use events to inform consuming applications of a change or notable occurrence in a type.

Lessons

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

Lab : Decoupling Methods and Handling Events

  • Raising and Handling Events
  • Using Lambda Expressions to Specify Code

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the purpose of delegates and explain how to use a delegate to decouple an operation from the implementing method.
  • Explain the purpose of lambda expressions and describe how to use a lambda expression to define an anonymous method.
  • Explain the purpose of events and describe how to use events to report that something significant has happened in a type that other parts of the application need to be aware of.

Module 12: Using Collections and Building Generic Types

Lessons

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

Lab : Using Collections

  • Optimizing a Method by Caching Data

Lab : Building Generic Types

  • Defining a Generic Interface
  • Implementing a Generic Interface
  • Implementing a Test Harness for the BinaryTree Project
  • Implementing a Generic Method

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Use collection classes.
  • Define and use generic types.
  • Define generic interfaces and explain the concepts of covariance and contravariance.
  • Define and use generic methods and delegates.

Module 13: Building and Enumerating Custom Collection Classes

Lessons

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

Lab : Building and Enumerating Custom Collection Classes

  • Implementing the IList(Of TItem) Interface
  • Implementing an Enumerator by Writing Code
  • Implementing an Enumerator by Using an Iterator

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Implement a custom collection class.
  • Define an enumerator in a custom collection class

Module 14: Using LINQ to Query Data

Lessons

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

Lab : Using LINQ to Query Data

  • Using the LINQ Query Operators
  • Building Dynamic LINQ Queries

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe how to use the LINQ extension methods and query operators.
  • Describe how to build dynamic LINQ queries and expressions.

Module 15: Integrating Visual Basic Code with Dynamic Languages and COM Components

Lessons

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

Lab : Integrating Visual Basic Code with Dynamic Languages and COM Components

  • Integrating Code Written by Using a Dynamic Language into a Visual Basic Application
  • Using a COM Component from a Visual Basic Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Integrate Ruby and Python code into a Visual Basic application.
  • Invoke COM components and services from a Visual Basic application.

This course teaches you Visual Basic language syntax, program structure, and implementation by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.


This course provides a solid foundation in Visual Basic to the level necessary to enable students to attend other courses in the Technical Specialist tracks.


This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, or Java, and understand the concepts of Object Oriented Programming. These developers will be likely to develop enterprise business solutions.


These professional developers will be attending the course so that they can quickly ramp up on Visual Basic Programming in the .NET Framework. The course focuses on Visual Basic program structure, language syntax, and implementation details with the .NET Framework 4.0. This course also focuses on new enhancement in the Visual Basic 2010 language using Visual Studio 2010.


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