Object-Oriented Programming in C# (VS 2012) Training

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Course Description

 
This thorough and comprehensive cour se is a practical introduction to programming in C#, utilizing the services provided by .NET. This course emphasizes th e C# language. It is curre nt to Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5. Important newer features such as d ynamic data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic interfaces, and asynchr onous programming keywords are covered in a final chapter. A supplement covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ). An important thrust of the course is to teach C# programming from an object-oriented perspect ive. It is often difficult for programmers trained originally in a procedural la nguage to start â??thinking in objects.â?? 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 sy stem using C# and .NET. Besides supporting traditional object-oriente d features, such as classes, i nheritance, and polymorphism, C# introduces several additional features, such as properties, indexers, delegates, events, and interfaces that make C# a compelling language for developing obj ect-oriented and component-based systems. This course provides thorough coverage of all these f eatures. The course expl ores several important interactions between C# and the .NET Framework, a nd it includes an introducti on to major classes for collections, delegates, and events . It includes a succinct introducti on to creating GUI programs using Windows Forms. The course concludes with a chap ter covering the new featur es in C# 4.0 and C# 5.0
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

The student should have programming e xperience in a high-level language.

Course Outline

 

1. .NET: What You Need to Know
Getting Started
.NET: What is Really Happening
.NET Programming in a Nutshell
Viewing the Assembly
Viewing Intermediate Language
Understanding .NET
Visual Studio 2012
Creating a Console Application
Adding a C# file
Using the Visual Studio Text Editor
IntelliSense
Build and Run the Project
Pausing the Output
Visual C# and GUI Programs
.NET Documentation

2. First C# Programs
Hello, World
Compiling, Running (Command Line)
Program Structure
Namespaces
Exercise
Answer
Variables
Expressions
Assignment
Calculations Using C#
More About Output in C#
Input in C#
More About Classes
InputWrapper Class
Echo Program
Using InputWrapper
Compiling Multiple Files
Multiple Files in Visual Studio
The .NET Framework
Lab 2

3. Data Types in C#
Strong Typing
Typing in C#
Typing in C++
Typing in Visual Basic 6
C# Types
Integer Types
Integer Type Range
Integer Literals
Floating Point Types
Floating Point Literals
IEEE Standard for Floating Point
Decimal Type
Decimal Literals
Character Type
Character Literals
string
Escape Characters
Boolean Type
Implicit Conversions
Explicit Conversions
Nullable Types
Lab 3

4. Operators and Expressions
Operator Cardinality
Arithmetic Operators
Multiplication
Division
Additive Operators
Increment and Decrement
Relational Operators
Conditional Logical Operators
Short-Circuit Evaluation
Ternary Conditional Operators
Bitwise Operators
Bitwise Logical Operators
Bitwise Shift Operators
Assignment Operators
Expressions
Precedence
Associativity
Checking
Lab 4

5. Control Structures
If Test
Blocks
Loops
while Loop
do/while Loops
for Loops
Arrays
foreach Loop
break
continue
goto
Structure Programming
Multiple Methods
switch
switch in C# and C/C++
Lab 5

6. Object-Oriented Programming
Objects
Objects in the Real World
Object Models
Reusable Software Components
Objects in Software
State and Behavior
Abstraction
Encapsulation
Classes
Inheritance Concepts
Relationships among Classes
Polymorphism
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
Use Cases
CRC Cards and UML

7. Classes
Classes as Structure Data
Classes and Objects
References
Instantiating and Using an Object
Assigning Object References
Garbage Collection
Methods
Public and Private
Abstraction
Encapsulation
Initialization
Initialization with Constructors
Default Constructor
this
Static Fields and Methods
Static Methods
Static Constructor
Constant and Readonly Fields
Lab 7

8. More about Types
Overview of Types in C#
Structures
Uninitialized Variables
Copying a Structure
Hotel.cs
HotelCopy.cs
Classes and Structs
Enumeration Types
Reference Types
Class Types
object
string
Arrays
Default Values
Boxing and Unboxing
Implicitly Types Variables
Lab 8

9. Methods, Properties, and Operators
Static and Instance Methods
Method Parameters
No "Freestanding" Functions in C#
Classes with All Static Methods
Parameter Passing
Parameter Terminology
Value Parameters
Reference Parameters
Output Parameters
Structure Parameters
Class parameters
Method Overloading
Modifiers as Part of the Signature
Variable Length Parameter Lists
Properties
Auto-Implemented Properties
Lab 9B
Operator Overloading
Operator Overloading in the Class Library

10. Characters and Strings
Characters
Character Codes
ASCII and Unicode
Escape Sequences
Strings
String Class
String Literals and Initialization
Concatenation
Index
Relational Operators
String Equality
String Comparisons
String Input
String Methods and Properties
StringBuilder Class
StringBuilder Equality
Command Line Arguments
Command Line Arguments in the IDE
Command Loops
Splitting a String
Lab 10

11. Arrays and Indexers
Arrays
One Dimensional Arrays
System.Array
Random Number Generation
Next Methods
Jagged Arrays
Rectangular Arrays
Arrays as Collections
Account Class
Bank Class
TestBank Class
Atm Class
Running the Case Study
Indexers
Using the Indexer
Lab 11

12. Inheritance
Inheritance Fundamentals
Inheritance in C#
Single Inheritance
Root Class -Object
Access Control
Public Class Accessibility
Internal Class Accessibility
Member Accessibility
Member Accessibility Qualifiers
Method Hiding
Method Hiding and Overriding
Initialization
Initialization Fundamentals
Default Constructor
Overloaded Constructors
Invoking Base Class Constructors
Bank Case Study Analysis
Account
CheckingAccount
Savings Accpont
TestAccount
Running the Case Study
Lab 12

13. Virtual Methods and Polymorphism
Introduction to Polymorphism
Abstract and Sealed Classes
Virtual Methods and Dynamic Binding
Type Conversions in Inheritance
Converting Down the Hierarchy
Converting Up the Hierarchy
Virtual Methods
Virtual Method Cost
Method overriding
The Fragile Base Class Problem
override Keyword
Polymorphism
Polymorphism Using "Type Tags"
Polymorphism Using Virtual
Abstract Classes
Sealed Classes
Heterogeneous Collections
Case Study Classes
Run the Case Study
Account
CheckingAccount, SavingsAccount
Bank and Atm
TestBank
Lab 13

14. Formatting and Conversion
Introduction to Formatting
ToString
ToString in Your Own Class
Using Placeholders
Format Strings
Controlling Width
Format String
Currency
String.Format
PadLeft and PadRight
Type Conversions
Conversion of Built-In Types
Conversion of User-Defined Types
Lab 14

15. Exceptions
Introduction to Exceptions
Exception Fundamentals
.NET Exception Handling
Exception Flow of Control
Context and Stack Unwinding
System.Exception
User-Defined Exception Classes
Structure Exception Handling
Finally Block
Inner Exceptions
Checked Integer Arithmetic
Lab 15

16. Interfaces
Interfaces in C#
Interface Inheritance
Programming with Interfaces
Implementing Interfaces
Using an Interface
Dynamic Use of Interfaces
is Operator
as Operator
Common Interfaces in Case Study -IAccount
Apparent Redundancy
IStatement
IStatement Methods
IChecking
ISavings
The Implementation
SavingsAccount
The Client
Resolving Ambiguity
Access Modifier
Explicit Interfaces Test Program

17. .NET Interfaces and Collections
Overview
Collections
Count and Capacity
foreach Loop
Array Notation
Adding to the List
Remove Method
RemoveAt Method
Collection Interfaces
IEnumerable and IEnumerator
ICollection
IList
A Collection of User-Defined Objects
Duplicate Objects
A Correction to AccountList (Step 1)
Copy Semantics and ICloneable
Copy Semantics in C#
Shallow Copy and Deep Copy
Reference Copy
Memberwise Clone
Using ICloneable
Comparing Objects
Sorting an Array
Anatomy of Array.Sort
Using the is Operator
The Use of Dynamic Type Checking
Implementing IComparable
Running the Program
Complete Solution
Lab 17A
Writing Generic Code
Using a Class of object
Generic Types
Generic Syntax in C#
Generic Client Code
System.Collections.Generic
Lab 17B
Object Initializers
Collection Initializers
Anonymous Types

18. Delegates and Events
Overview of Delegates and Events
Callbacks and Delegates
Usage of Delegates
Declaring a Delegate
Defining a Method
Creating a Delegate Object
Calling a Delegate
A Random Array
Anonymous Methods
Combining Delegate Objects
Account.cs
DelegateAcount.cs
Lambda Expressions
Named Method
Events
Events in C# and .NET
Client Side Event Code
Lab 18

19. Introduction to Windows Forms
Creating a Windows Forms App
Partial Classes
Windows Forms Event Handling
Add Events for a Control
Events Documentation
Closing a Form
ListBox Control
Lab 19

20. New Features in C# 4.0 and C# 5.0
dynamic Type
dynamic versus object
Behavior of object
Behavior of dynamic
Names Arguments
Optional Arguments
Book Class
Using Optional Arguments
Variance in Generic Interfaces
Variance with IComparer
Interfaces with Variance Support
Asynchronous Programs in C# 5.0
Task and Task
Aysnc Methods
Synchronous Call
Async Call
Threading

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