Learning to Program Using Visual Basic 2010

In this course, you'll learn to use Visual Studio 2010 to explore the Visual Basic language. The course starts with a quick overview of the .NET platform, examining assemblies, Microsoft Intermediate Language, Visual Studio profiles, XML comments, IntelliSense, and debugging. From there, you'll learn all the language features that you must internalize in order to create full-featured Web or Windows applications that make best use of the .NET platform. You'll learn about data types, variables, and operators, along with all the important flow control structures. You'll work through several examples demonstrating the power of the .NET Framework, and dig into creating and consuming your own classes and objects. The course moves on to working with data structures, such as arrays and collection classes, before finishing up with discussions of generics, handling exceptions and working with delegates and events. The course concludes by introducing the new LINQ-oriented features including anonymous types, lambda expressions, and more. By the end of this course, you will understand the important basic concepts that will allow you to start creating the applications you need.
This course assumes that students have some programming background. No specific experience with Visual Studio 2010 or the .NET Framework is required. As with any such course, the more experience you bring to the course, the more you'll get out of it. This course moves quickly through a broad range of programming topics, but it does not require any prior .NET skills.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
  • Getting Started
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Using the .NET Framework
  • Branching and Flow Control
  • Classes and Objects
  • Properties and Methods
  • Object-Oriented Techniques
  • Working with Arrays
  • Delegates and Events
  • Generics
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Collection Classes
  • LINQ

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