This thorough and comprehensive course is a practical introduction to programming in C#, utilizing the services provided by .NET. This course emphasizes the C# language. It is current to Visual Studio 2017, .NET Framework 4.7 and C# 7.0. Important newer features such as dynamic data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic interfaces, asynchronous programming keywords, and tuples are covered in a final chapter. A supplement covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ).
This 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 procedural programmers who desire to learn C#.
An important thrust of the 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 newer features in the language through C# 7.0.
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 four electronic supplements, provided as PDF files. They cover Visual Studio 2017, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), unsafe code and the C# pointer type, and .NET 4.7.Topics Covered:
- C# and LINQ
- C# and XML
- C# Arrays
- C# Classes
- C# Collections
- C# Data Sources and Datasets
- C# Database programming
- C# Dates and strings
- C# Debugging
- C# Entity Framework
- C# Exceptions
- C# Forms and controls
- C# Indexers
- Events and operators
- C# Inheritance
- C# Interfaces and generics
- C# language essentials
- Code control structures
- Event Handlers
- Numeric and string data,
- Should have programming experience in a high-level language.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of Web applications using ASP.NET
- Acquire a working knowledge of Web application development using Web Forms and Visual Studio 2017
- Optimize an ASP.NET Web application using configuration, security, and caching
- Access databases using ADO.NET, LINQ and the Entity Data Model
- Use newer features in ASP.NET
- Implement rich client applications using ASP.NET AJAX
- Create Web applications using the Model-View-Controller design pattern
- Create HTTP services using ASP.NET Web API
- Deploy an ASP.NET Web application to the Azure cloud
- 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 and C# 7.0.
- NET: What You Need To Know
- First C# Programs
- Data Types in C#
- Operators and Expressions
- Control Structures
- Object-Oriented Programming
- More about Types
- Methods, Properties and Operators
- Characters and Strings
- Arrays and Indexers
- Virtual Methods and Polymorphism
- Formatting and Conversion
- .NET Interfaces and Collections
- Delegates and Events
- Introduction to Windows Forms
- Newer Features in C#
This course will be taught using Visual Studio 2017, however, due to minor differences, Visual Studio 2012, 2013, and 2015 can attend.