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Bill Hatfield

Bill Hatfield - Visual Studio.NET 2005 Trainer (MCT, MCSD.NET, CPD, CPI)
Bill is an internationally best-selling author of books on Internet, intranet and client/server technologies. Bill has 13 years experience in the software development industry. 11 of those years in consulting as architect/developer on Internet and client/server technologies, including 6 years of experience as a professional corporate instructor. Bill is the Bestselling author of five books on Internet and client/server development. He specialized at consulting engagement, project-management, Architectural design and Object-Oriented Analysis/Design. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Visual Basic, Certified PowerBuilder Developer (CPD) and Certified Powersoft Instructor (CPI). He is also the editor of Visual Studio .NET Developer, a monthly technical journal from Pinnacle. He's an experienced corporate trainer and works in Indianapolis, IN where he also co-founded the local .NET group, the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association.

Course Features:
Course Outline TXT
Module 1
Jumping In with Both Feet
What Is VS.NET?
Demo - Creating a WinForms Project
Demo - Creating a Simple Form
Demo - Creating a Simple Application
Lab - Create a New VB Windows Project
Module 1 Review
Sample Code
Module 2
Understanding the .NET Framework
Microsoft's Goals for the Framework
2 Pieces of the .NET Framework
The Common Language Runtime
Managed Environment
The Class Library
Important Namespaces
Module 2 Review
Module 3
Speaking the Language
What Does a VB Program Look Like?
Variables, Types and Casts
Creating Procedures
Demo - Returning Multiple Values
Looping Structures
Demo - Top vs Bottom Tested Loops
Demo - Searching an Array w For
Demo - Searching an Array w For Each
Demo - Reference Type vs Value Types
Module 3 Review
Lab Instructions - Code Lab
Lab - Code Lab
Sample Code
Module 4
Object-Oriented Programming
Understanding Classes and Objects
Demo - Creating and Using a Class
Encapsulation and Abstraction
Private Variables and Get/Set Functions
Partial Classes
Demo - Using an ArrayList
What is Inheritance?
Example of Inheritance
Demo - Inheritance
Interfaces Example
Demo - Adding an Interface
Demo - Partial Classes
Module 4 Review
Lab Instructions - Code Lab 1
Lab - Code Lab 1
Lab Instructions - Code Lab 2
Lab - Code Lab 2
Sample Code
Module 5
User Interfaces: Forms
Form Properties
Demo - Form Events and their Order
Organizing Controls
Demo - The Format Menu
Lab - Using the Format Menu
Creating Menus
Demo - Creating a Menu
Context Menus
Demo - Context Menus
Visual Inheritance
Lab - Visual Inheritance
Demo - Creating Inherited Forms
MDI Applications
Demo - Creating an MDI Application
Module 5 Review
Sample Code
Module 6
User Interfaces: Controls
Using List Controls
Demo - Listboxes & DropDownLists
Creating Toolbars and Status Bars
Demo - StatusStrip ToolStrip
Using Container Controls
Demo - Container Controls
Common Dialogs
Demo - Common Dialogs
Using the Browser Control
Demo - Tab Dialogues
User Input Validation
Demo - Validation Options
Lab - Validation
Module 6 Review
Sample Code
Module 7
Accessing the Database with ADO.NET
.NET Data Provider
The Process
The DataSet
The TableAdapter
The BindingSource
The DataGridView
Demo - Data Access
Demo - Editable Grid
Demo - Filtering Your Data Grid
Lab - Database Retrieval
Module 7 Review
Sample Code
Module 8
Creating Your Own Controls
Kinds of Controls
Design-Time Support
Demo - Create Your Own User Object
Lab - Creating a User Control
Module 8 Review
Sample Code
Module 9
Creating and Using a .NET Component
Demo - Create a Class Library
Demo - Strong Named Assembly
Calling a Web Service
Demo - Calling a Web Service
Lab - Referencing a Web Service
Accessing Legacy Components
Calling DLL Functions with PInvoke
Demo - Adding an ActiveX Control
Module 9 Review
Sample Code
Module 10
Opening Your Application to the World
Accessibility to People with Disabilities
Globalization & Localization
Context-Sensitive Help
Demo - Accessibility Features
Demo - Forms in Alternate Languages
Demo - Online Help with HelpProvider
Lab - Using ToolTips
Module 10 Review
Sample Code
Module 11
Bugs, Exceptions and Refactoring
Exception Handling (Try/Catch Syntax)
The Catch Session
Exception Types
Throwing Your Own Exceptions
Exception Handling Best Practices
Leveraging VS Refactoring Tools
Demo - Refactoring Features
Lab - Refactoring: Encapsulate Field
Demo - Debugging
Demo - Using Try/Catch
Module 11 Review
Module 12
Security and Deployment
Two basic kinds of security in .NET
Other .NET Security Measures
Coding for Security in .NET
What is an Assembly?
What is the Manifest?
Loading a Private Assembly
Three Options for Deployment
Creating a Windows Installer Project
ClickOnce Deployment
ClickOnce Limitations
Demo - Creating a Windows Installer
Lab - Creating a Setup Project
Demo - ClickOnce Deployment
Module 12 Review
Course Closure