This course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Microsoft Visual Basic®, or Java and understand the concepts of object-oriented programming.


Before attending this course, students must have at least three months of professional development experience.

Additionally, developers attending this course should already have gained some limited experience of using Visual C# to complete basic programming tasks. More specifically, students should have hands-on experience using Visual C# that demonstrates their understanding of the following:

  • How to name, declare, initialize and assign values to variables within an application.
  • How to use:
    • Arithmetic operators to perform arithmetic calculations involving one or more variables.
    • Relational operators to test the relationship between two variables or expressions.
    • Logical operators to combine expressions that contain relational operators.
  • How to create the code syntax for simple programming statements using Visual C# language keywords and recognize syntax errors by using the Visual Studio IDE.
  • How to create a simple branching structure by using an if statement.
  • How to create a simple looping structure by using a for statement to iterate through a data array.
  • How to use the Visual Studio IDE to locate simple logic errors.
  • How to create a method that accepts arguments and returns a value of a specified type.
  • How to design and build a simple user interface by using standard controls from the Visual Studio toolbox.
  • How to connect to an SQL Server database and the basics of how to retrieve and store data

Course Content

This course teaches developers the programming skills that are required to create Windows applications using the Visual C# language. During their five days in the classroom, students review the basics of Visual C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details, and then consolidate their knowledge throughout the week as they build an application that incorporates several features of the .NET Framework 4.7

Topics covered include:

  1. Review of Visual C# Syntax
  2. Creating Methods, Handling Exceptions, and Monitoring Applications
  3. Basic Types and Constructs of Visual C#
  4. Creating Classes and Implementing Type-Safe Collections
  5. Creating a Class Hierarchy by Using Inheritance
  6. Reading and Writing Local Data
  7. Accessing a Database
  8. Accessing Remote Data
  9. Designing the User Interface for a Graphical Application
  10. Improving Application Performance and Responsiveness
  11. Integrating with Unmanaged Code
  12. Creating Reusable Types and Assemblies
  13. Encrypting and Decrypting Data