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Description: These self-guided lessons help you increase your knowledge and understanding of Visual Studio. Whether you are looking to stay competitive or just keep up to date on the latest Microsoft technology, With lessons on the basics of Visual Studio, to more advanced techniques on setting up Windows Forms, this series is just what you need to learn all about Visual Studio fast!


Course Outline

Chapter 1: VISUAL STUDIO 2008 & THE .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 (37:37)
1. Multi-Targeting with Various Versions of the .NET Framework
2. Enhancements in the .NET Framework 3.5
3. Choosing a Language
4. Understanding the Evolution of the .NET Framework
5. Setup Instructions & System Requirements
6. Choosing the Appropriate Architecture & Solution Template
7. Software Plus Services Applications
8. Reviewing Desktop Applications
9. Other Project Templates
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH THE IDE TOOLS (40:22)
1. The Server Explorer
2. Creating a Connection
3. The Solution Explorer
4. The Properties Window
5. The Toolbox
6. The Object Browser
7. Working with Class View
Chapter 3: EXPLORING THE IDE IN MORE DEPTH (50:07)
1. Customizing the Environment with Code Snippets
2. Using the Import & Export Settings Wizard
3. Customizing Environment Options
4. Customizing the Toolbars & Workspace
5. Code Editor Enhancements in C#
6. Using IntelliSense
7. Code Editor Enhancements with Visual Basic
8. Managing Code Snippets & Commenting
9. Understanding MyObject
10. Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 4: WINDOWS FORMS: DESIGNING FOR REUSE (31:53)
1. Creating an Abstract Base Form
2. Using the Image Editor & Setting Up a Main ToolStrip
3. Adding & Configuring ToolStrip Navigation Buttons
4. Adding & Configuring a StatusStrip Control
5. Creating a Child Form & Setting the Startup Form
Chapter 5: WINDOWS FORMS: BEYOND THE BASICS (29:13)
1. Working with Container Controls
2. Setting Up a Research Pane
3. Setting the Tab Order
4. Creating an Embedded Browser Application
5. Configuring the Application Settings
Chapter 6: ADO.NET & DATA ACCESS FUNDAMENTALS (51:44)
1. Data Access for Windows Forms: Core Components
2. Attaching Sample Databases & Creating Connections
3. Working with the Data Source Configuration Wizard
4. The ADO.NET Object Model
5. Working with the DataSet Designer
6. Table Adapters
7. Creating a Read-Only DataTable to Use for Reporting
8. Adding a Parameterized & an Insert Query
9. Creating an Administrative Form
10. Working with a Details View
Chapter 7: IMAGE MANAGEMENT WITH THE .NET FRAMEWORK (38:48)
1. Configuring Basic Functionality for Image Management
2. Working with the DataGridView Control in Windows Forms 3.5
3. User Interface Processing
4. Creating a File Upload Control
Chapter 8: ADVANCED DATA ACCESS WITH LINQ (47:51)
1. Filtering & Communicating between WinForm Controls
2. Associating the Grouping ID When Adding a New Record
3. Finding & Searching
4. Advanced Data Grid Configuration
5. Working with LINQ
Chapter 9: FILE MANAGEMENT (28:02)
1. File Management Controls
2. Adding a Dedicated File Management Class
3. Calling the File Management Class
4. Summary
5. Final Comments & Credits
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