Basic .Net Programming using C# 3.0 and .Net 3.5
All the 8hr duration will be split into 2 sections , 5hr (Saturday or Sunday) and 3 hr (Online or on any Week day)
Week 1 (8hrs Including Lab)
1) .NET Framework
2) Language Fundamentals
&&& i. Types, Attributes, Variables, Constants
&&&iii. Expressions and Operators
3) Control Statements
4) Exception Handling
7) Delegate & Events
Week 2 (8hrs Including Lab)
1) Struct & Classes, Objects, Interfaces
2) Object Oriented Programming Concepts Abstraction, Inheritance, Encapsulation, Composition & Polymorphism
4) Manipulate XML File Using C#
WEEK 3(8hrs Including Lab)
1) SQL Basics
2) Interacting with RDBMS using ADO.Net
Week4 (4hrs Including Lab)
1) Extension Methods
1) Extension Methods
3) LINQ - LINQ to Data Objects
Duration:28 hours = 4 weekends x 7 hours (6-hour classroom + 1-hour online question/revision)
class 1 (7 hours)
1) Introduction to ASP.NET
2) General Controls
4) Life Cycle
class 2 (7 hours)
1) Master Pages
2) ADO.NET Refresher
3) Data Binding Controls
class 3 (7 hours)
3) Membership Controls
class 4 (7 hours)
1) Web Services
2) Debugging/ Tracing
3) Configuration / Deployment
Basic Information about Microsoft .Net
*This Information is extracted from various sites from Internet for knowledge learning
purpose where the sites are mentioned at the end.
What is this .NET all about ?
The simple answer is 'it is the technology from Microsoft, on which all other Microsoft
technologies will be depending on in future.'. It is a major technology change.
Just like the computer world moved from DOS to Windows, now they are moving to .NET.
But don't be surprised if you find anyone saying that "I do not like .NET and I
would stick with the good old COM and C++". There are still lot of people who like
to use the bullock-cart instead of the latest Honda car. .NET technology was introduced
by Microsoft, to catch the market from the SUN's Java. Few years back, Microsoft
had only VC++ and VB to compete with Java, but Java was catching the market very
fast. With the world depending more and more on the Internet/Web and java related
tools becoming the best choice for the web applications, Microsoft seemed to be
loosing the battle. Thousands of programmers moved to java from VC++ and VB. This
was alarming for Microsoft and many of the Microsoft fan's kept on asking "is Microsoft
sleeping?". And Microsoft had the answer. One fine morning, they announced : "We
are not sleeping. We have the answer for you.". And that answer was .NET. But Microsoft
has a wonderful history of starting late but catching up quickly. This is true in
case of .NET too. Microsoft put their best men at work for a secret project called
Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS)., under the direct supervision of Mr. Bill
Gates. The outcome of the project is what we now know as .NET. Even though .NET
has borrowed most of it's ideas from Sun's J2EE, it has really outperformed their
competitors. Microsoft's VC++ was a powerful tool. But it was too complex. It has
too many datatypes, and developers had to learn many libraries including WIndows
SDK, MFC, ATL, COM etc. There were many datatype compatibility issues while exchanging
data between different layers. Visual Basic was too easy, and many serious programmers
hated it just for that reason. Even though Visual basic was very easy to use, it
was not very flexible to develop serious applications. SUN's Java became a very
good choice for these reasons. It had the flixibility and power of C++ and at the
same time easy enough to catch the attention of VB programmers. Microsoft recognised
these factors and they introducd the .NET considering all these factors. All unwanted
complexities are eliminated and a pure object oriented programming model was introduced.
This makes programmer's life very easy. .NET framework comes with a single class
library. And thats all programmers need to learn!! Whether they write the code in
C# or VB.NET or J#, it doesn't matter, you just use the .NET class library. There
is no classes specific to any language. There is nothing more you can do in a language,
which you can't do in any other .NET language. You can write code in C# or VB.NET
with the same number of lines of code, same performance and same efficiency, because
eveyone uses same .NET class library.
What is this .NET?
It is a platform neutral framework.
Is a layer between the operating system and the programming language
It supports many programming languages, including VB.NET, C# etc.
.NET provides a common set of class libraries, which can be accessed from any .NET
based programming language. There will not be separate set of classes and libraries
for each language. If you know any one .NET language, you can write code in any
In future versions of Windows, .NET will be freely distributed as part of operating
system and users will never have to install .NET separately
.NET is not an operating system.
.NET is not an programming language.
What is Visual Studio.NET ?
Many people always get confused with Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET) and .NET technology.
VS.NET is just an editor, provided by Microsoft to help developers write .NET programs
easily. VS.NET editor automatically generates lot of code, allows developers to
drag and drop controls to a form, provide short cuts to compile and build the application
VS.NET is not a required thing to do .NET programming. You can simply use a notepad
or any other simple editor to write your .NET code!!! And you can compile your .NET
programs from the command prompt.
What are .NET supported languages?
C#,VB.Net,C++,J# etc., The above languages are from Microsoft. Many third parties
are writing compilers for other languages with .NET support.
what is Difference between VB and VB.NET?
Believe us, there is not much in common between VB and VB.NET other than the name.
VB.NET is a totally new programming language. It just retains the syntax of old
VB. So, if you are a vb programmer, probably you may like VB.NET than C# just because
of the syntax.
In addition to this, VB.NET still support many of the old VB functions just for
backward compatibility. But if you are a serious .NET programmer, we strongly suggest
never use old VB functions in VB.NET. So, switching from VB to VB.NET is just like
learning a new programming language, with very small similarities between them.
C# or VB.NET ? Which one to choose ?
As we mentioned in earlier chapters, it makes no much difference. Whether you write
code in VB.NET or C#, when you compile, your code will get converted to MSIL (Microsoft
Intermediate language). It is this MSIL which you deliver to your customer in the
form of a DLL or EXE. The MSIL is executed by the same .NET framework, whether you
wrote it originally in C# or VB.NET. The MSIL generated by C# and VB.NET is almost
99% is the same! Many believe that C# has the power of C++ and VB.NET has the user
friendliness of VB. That is not true. Both are equally powerful and friendly. VB.NET
has backward compatibility with old Visual basic. So, it supports old vb functions.
C# is a fresh, clean language. So strongly support using C# instead of VB.NET just
for this clean compiler. Many old VB guys usually like to stick with VB.NET and
are kind of scared of C#. We are sure that you will not take more than few days
to get familiar with C# syntax. This online tutorial is based on C# and all samples
will be provided in C#.
Is it platform independent?
Many people ask this question "Java is platform independent, what about .NET ?".
The answer is "Yes" and "No" ! The code you write is platform independent, because
whatever you write is getting compiled into MSIL. There is no native code, which
depends on your operating system or CPU. But when you execute the MSIL, the .NET
framework in the target system will convert the MSIL into native platform code.
So, if you run your .NET exe in a WIndows machine, the .NET framework for Windows
will convert it into Windows native code and execute. If you run your .NET application
in Unix or Linux, the .NET framework for Unix/Linux will convert your code into
Unix/Linux native code and execute. So, your code is purely platform independent
and runs anywhere! But wait, we said it wrong... there is no .NET framework for
Unix or Linux available now. Microsoft has written the .NET framework only for Windows.
If you or some one else write a .NET framework for other platforms in future, your
code will run there too. So, let us wait until someone write .NET framework for
Linux before you run your .NET code in Linux.
Is it worth learning .NET ?
Are you sure you have a very good job now and your job is safe for next 10 years?
Then, probably you don't need to waste your time to learn this new technology. If
you are not sure about the future of your job, better spend sometime and make sure
you have fuel to run for next few years!
How long it will take to learn .NET ?
It all depends on how fast you can learn. If you are familiar with Visual Basic
or C++, you can come to speed in .NET within 1-2 months. If you are a new to programming,
we estimate 3 months will be a reasonable period to become comfortable with .NET
world. What is the Future of .NET? Microsoft is moving all its technologies to be
.NET based or .NET related. The next version of SQL Server even supports writing
stored procedures in .NET languages. .NET runtime will be part of all Operating
Systems by default. In short, if you like to work on Microsoft technologies for
programming,.NET would be the only choice you will have All Students can acquire
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