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.NET for Beginners

Begin your enterprise programming career with .net. Create web and windows app with the Microsoft .net platform

Description

Are you trying to crack the code of enterprise level development? Perhaps you're looking for an introduction in to .net-- One of the most widely used enterprise environments in the world? Do you need to start working on .net projects but have no idea where to start? Do you need an understandable way to support your .net learning?


Whatever your reason is, there is no better way to get started with enterprise level .net development than .Net for Beginners with Bruce Landry. Bruce's patience and experience shines through as he explains every aspect of the .net environment and shows you the fundamentals of developing Windows and web-based applications.


Just because this course is for beginners doesn't mean it's not comprehensive! This course will show you how to build a full Windows application including database back end. You'll also tour a web-based application and learn how to integrate the many useful .net libraries.


Your enterprise development career starts here! After this course, you'll be thoroughly prepared to make your own .net applications. 

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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Course Intro
    Bruce Landry, your instructor, gives a brief overview of what the course will cover.
    2:43
    Course Preparation and Course File Download
    Bruce discusses two packages that you will need installed on your computer, prior to beginning this course.
    1:21
    Course Files
  • A Tour of the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
    Introduction
    Bruce Landry, your instructor for this course, introduces the term, Integrated Development Environment, and discusses some of what will be covered in this section, where you will be using Microsoft Visual Studio.
    1:56
    What is an IDE, and What is it Used For?
    In this video, your instructor Bruce provides a brief overview of the IDE, explaining what it is, and what it is used for.
    7:51
    What is Visual Studio?
    Bruce reviews project settings and shows you how to close a project.
    8:43
    Project Types supported in VS
    Bruce discusses different types of projects you can create with Visual Studio and .net
    4:15
    The Solution Explorer
    In this video you'll learn how to navigate your project with the solution explorer.
    4:55
    The Properties Window
    Learn to use the properties window to adjust the settings for individual elements within your project.
    8:14
    The Toolbox
    Bruce reviews the toolbox and how to add toolbox elements to your project.
    8:02
    Summary
    Bruce gives a brief summary of what was covered in this section.
    0:59
  • The Visual Studio IDE in Action
    Introduction
    In this introduction, Bruce discusses what will be covered in this section, including creating new projects in Visual Studio, while also demonstrating running your project and debugging your projects, as you work on them.
    1:41
    Winforms, WPF, and Web Projects
    In this video, Bruce expands on the IDE and discusses some various project types, and how they can be combined into one solution.
    8:46
    IDE Interaction with Projects
    Bruce discusses how the IDE changes its display depending on the type of project you are using.
    6:26
    Running Your Project While Building
    In this video, your instructor discusses how to run your code as you develop it.
    7:27
    Methods, Functions and Routines
    Your instructor discusses some of the different elements of programming and how to effectively organize your code.
    10:53
    Libraries
    In this video, Bruce explains what libraries do and why they are used, as well as assigning some libraries to projects.
    5:55
    Calling Other Project Components
    This video demonstrates how to reference to other screens and utilities.
    7:12
    Summary
    Your instructor Bruce, summarizes this section which took a deeper dive into the IDE.
    1:19
  • Using the Visual Studio IDE to Connect to Data
    Introduction
    In this section, Bruce discusses the topics that will be examined in Visual Studio, specifically SQL server data and how to create a small SQL database.
    0:44
    Data Connections in Visual Studio
    This video discusses the basics of SQL data in Visual Studio.
    5:08
    Simple SQL Server Database
    In this section, Bruce demonstrates how to make a quick database via the SQL server.
    7:56
    Tables in SQL Server
    In this video, your instructor Bruce continues to discuss SQL tables and how to add a table to a database.
    9:28
    Stored Procedures
    In this video, your instructor Bruce continues to discuss SQL tables and how to add a table to a database.
    7:03
    Getting SQL Data into My Project
    In this video, Bruce demonstrates how to use the data connection to recall and display SQL queries.
    8:54
    Other Data Sources
    Your instructor discusses how Visual Studio supports a wide variety of data sources beyond SQL data.
    6:47
    Summary
    This section looked at Visual Studio and the SQL server, to help you better understand data in an application or website.
    0:59
  • A Starting Primer for the C# Programming Language
    Introduction
    In this chapter, Bruce discusses how the C# programming language allows you to write object-oriented code, why it is important and what the advantages are for using C#, as well as how to use code structures with C# to construct good program code.
    0:58
    C# versus Visual Basic
    This video discusses the differences between C# and Visual Basic.
    10:31
    Programming Structures in C#
    In this video, your instructor Bruce discusses programming structures and how to layout C# code.
    9:00
    Writing Good Code
    This section discusses tips on how to create good coding habits as well as how to keep your code clean and orderly, which can be extremely helpful.
    7:27
    Basic Coding Techniques, Part 1
    In this video, Bruce discusses some basic coding techniques in C#.
    6:33
    Basic Coding Techniques, Part 2
    Bruce continues to discuss C# techniques as well as how to write a slightly more complex technique.
    9:37
    Applying What We've Learned
    In this video, Bruce demonstrates how to setup your first project and add code.
    6:17
    Summary
    Bruce summarizes this section which focused on C# and basic structures in writing and using your code.
    1:16
  • Starting a Winforms Project
    Introduction
    In this section, Bruce will be demonstrating how to start a project, add components, and add code.
    1:38
    Winforms versus ASP Web Pages
    In this video, your instructor Bruce will introduce some of the differences between working with web pages and Windows Forms.
    8:00
    Opening and Exploring Our Project
    Your instructor, Bruce, shows what a completed Windows Form project looks like, providing an overview of what you will build.
    10:25
    Windows Forms
    Bruce discusses some of the code in your Windows Forms program.
    12:09
    Windows Forms and C#
    This video will continue to introduce you to the code components of Windows Forms program in C#.
    12:54
    A Look at a Web Page within the Sample Project
    After looking at the code, Bruce examines the web page side of the sample project.
    11:10
    The Source Code
    9:27
    Summary
    Bruce summarizes this section where you learned to explore the contents of a Windows Forms program and how to manipulate them.
    1:00
  • Making your Winforms Project Become a Usable Software Application
    Introduction
    In this section Bruce will introduce naming conventions, referencing, building and debugging your project.
    0:30
    Naming Conventions
    In this video, Bruce discusses some continued good coding habits and the importance of naming conventions.
    10:16
    Referencing
    Your instructor Bruce demonstrates how to use referencing in your project and how to access Object, Method, and Forms.
    7:54
    Building Project Components
    In this video, you will be introduced to how to build your application and what components will go into your app.
    8:03
    The Inevitable "Gotcha's"
    Bruce discusses how to debug your project.
    10:16
    Building Your Application
    In this video, Bruce demonstrates how to build your project into the final app.
    10:15
    Distributables
    This video will discuss how to build a project and package your application to send to an end-user.
    8:27
    Summary
    Bruce summarizes this section in which you learned about the importance of naming conventions, how Visual Studio will organize and keep track of your resources, and learned to understand bugs and flaws.
    1:18
  • A Web Development with Visual Studio Primer
    Introduction
    In this section, Bruce will shift to an ASP.NET project. He will discuss differences between web development and Windows development, as well as what kind of projects you can undertake and the best tools for the job.
    1:02
    Web Based Projects and Microsoft Expression Web
    In this section Bruce takes a look at a web based project in Visual Studio. Bruce will also demonstrate Expression Web from Microsoft.
    10:42
    Deep Dive into a Web Based Project
    Take a deeper dive in to a web based project with Bruce.
    13:46
    ASP.NET Development, Part 1
    In this video, Bruce demonstrates how to change some style aspects of a table on your web page and how to make elements land where you want them to land.
    7:31
    ASP.NET Development, Part 2
    Your instructor demonstrates more controls that will help your ASP.NET development.
    10:26
    Starting an ASP.NET Website
    In this video, your instructor walks through how to open or create a Visual Studio ASP.NET project.
    7:33
    Project Layout in ASP Web Development
    This video demonstrates how your project can be laid out and what you should include in your code for consistent web page layout.
    9:34
    Summary
    Bruce summarizes this section where you explored web development with Visual Studio as well as how C# code that was used in an earlier project can be reused, but is a bit different in a web project.
    0:57
  • Creating a Working Web site with Visual Studio
    Introduction
    In this section, Bruce continues to cover how C# works in a web project and design code that will show data in a number of ways.
    0:49
    Revisiting Winforms
    This video reviews some of what you have already learned, while also demonstrating some tools that are helpful in a Windows Forms project.
    10:54
    Revisiting Winforms versus Web Forms
    Your instructor discusses some more differences between Windows Forms and webpages, specifically to help you understand which project type will best suit your goals.
    7:27
    .NET and Operating Systems
    Bruce taps in to the Windows Registry.
    10:21
    Libraries in the .NET Framework
    Bruce demonstrates the inclusion of .net Framework libraries.
    5:22
    C# versus VB.net
    This video address the differences between using VB.net and C#.
    6:09
    How to Build and Publish Our Web
    7:02
    Summary
    Bruce summarizes this final chapter, where you ultimately learned how to build and publish your final web pages.
    0:51
  • Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Bruce briefly summarizes the course and gives you a few final pieces of advice. Thanks for watching!
    2:16

Skills

  • Microsoft Visual Studio

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