Advanced Development Topics In Visual C#

Course:  CSADV
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

In this course you'll learn about important development topics that aren't normally covered in a beginning Windows application programming course. Starting with saving objects to a stream using .NET Serialization and creating and displaying reports, you'll work through crucial topics such as attributes and reflection, programming XML using the XmlDocument class, and the XmlReader/ XmlWriter classes, creating Windows Services, and drawing your own user interfaces using the System.Drawing namespace. You'll see how to handle vital distribution issues, learning about application security, versioning, and deployment. You'll dig deeper into working with the most complex of Visual Studio's built-in controls, the DataGridView control, how to extend Visual Studio 2005 in a number of different ways, get started building mobile applications, and how to interact with printers and how to print documents. You're certain to find many topics here that will extend your knowledge, your capabilities, and your value as a developer.

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Topics Covered In This Course


  • Introducing Serialization
  • Serializing Complex Objects
  • Customizing the Serialization Process

Creating and Displaying Reports

  • Reports in Data Applications
  • Creating and Displaying Reports

Filling the .NET Gaps with WMI

  • Introducing WMI
  • Getting Started with WMI
  • WMI Queries, Properties, and Methods
  • WMI Server Explorer Extensions

WMI Events and Asynchronous Handling

  • Creating WMI Event Handlers
  • Working with WMI Asynchronously
  • WMI Server Explorer Extensions and Events

Examining the DataGridViewControl

  • Customizing Rows, Columns and Cells
  • Working with Bound and Unbound Data

Extending Visual Studio 2005

  • Extending Visual Studio 2005
  • Creating Item Templates
  • Creating Project Templates
  • Using and Creating Code Snippets
  • Using Macros to Automate the IDE

Creating Rich User Interfaces with GDI+

  • Introducing Drawing in the .NET Framework
  • Creating Owner-Drawn Controls
  • Creating Non-Rectangular Forms
  • Creating a Custom DataGridView Control Column

Handling Versioning Issues

  • Before You Begin
  • Assemblies
  • Private Assemblies
  • Shared Assemblies

Creating Windows Services

  • Introducing Windows Services
  • Building Your First Windows Service
  • The FileWatcher Service

Building Mobile Applications

  • Creating Smart Device Projects
  • The .NET Compact Framework
  • Using Device Emulators
  • Mobile Database Applications

Reading and Writing XML Using the XML DOM

  • Getting Started
  • Reading XML Data
  • Working with Nodes
  • Creating and Modifying XML
  • Dealing with Errors

Expert XML

  • Getting Started
  • Reading XML with XmlReader
  • Writing XML with XmlWriter
  • Searching XML with XPath

Printers and Printing

  • The PrintDocument Class
  • The PageSettings Class
  • The PrinterSettings Class
  • Working with Print-Related Controls
  • A More Complex Report

Securing Windows Applications

  • Security in the .NET Framework
  • Code Access Security
  • Checking For Permissions
  • Role Based Security
  • Security and ClickOnce Deployment
  • Strong-Named Assemblies

Building Setup Applications

  • Windows Installer Deployment
  • Creating a Setup Project
  • Customizing a Setup Project

Attributes and Reflection

  • Introducing Attributes
  • Creating and Using Custom Attributes
  • Introducing Reflection
  • Using Reflection to Perform Late Binding
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Customize Visual Studio 2005 to increase their productivity.
  • Build Windows service applications
  • Understand and use the XML support the ,Net Framework
  • Understand .Net application security
  • Add printing to their applications
Who Should Take This Course

Developers wishing to learn deepen their knowledge of the .Net Framework/Visual Studio 2005 and Windows applications techniques.

Recommended Prerequisites

This course assumes that students have some programming background and have worked through the previous course, Microsoft Visual C# 2005: Developing Applications. This course assumes intermediate knowledge of Visual C#, and of building Windows applications using Visual Studio 2005.

Training Style

Instructor led with hands on labs.

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