Microsoft Developing Windows Applications with Visual Basic

4 days

Course Overview

Developing Windows Applications with VB.NET course is intended for the intermediate programmer who is responsible for designing and building Windows-based applications with the .NET Framework. It is designed for developers who already have some VB.NET development skills.


Experience with a .NET language such as Visual VB .NET or Microsoft Visual C# .NET or Experience developing basic applications with MFC and/or Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0

Course Outline

Introducing Windows Forms

  • Creating a Form
  • Adding Controls to a Form
  • Creating an Inherited Form
  • Organizing Controls on a Form
  • Creating MDI Applications

Working with Controls

  • Creating an Event Handler for a Control
  • Using Windows Forms Controls
  • Using Dialog Boxes in a Windows Forms Application
  • Adding Controls at Run Time
  • Creating Menus
  • Validating User Input

Building Controls

  • Extending and Creating Controls
  • Adding Design-Time Support for Controls
  • Licensing a Control

Using Data in Windows Forms Applications

  • Adding ADO.NET Objects to and Configuring ADO.NET Objects in a Windows Forms Application
  • Accessing and Modifying Data by Using DataSets
  • Binding Data to Controls
  • Overview of XML Web Services
  • Creating a Simple XML Web Services Client
  • Persisting Data

Interoperating with Managed Objects

  • Using .NET and COM Components in a Windows Forms Application
  • Calling Win32 APIs from Windows Forms Applications

Printing and Reporting in Windows Forms Applications

  • Printing From a Windows Forms Application
  • Using the Print Preview, Page Setup, and Print Dialogs
  • Constructing Print Document Content by Using GDI+
  • Creating Reports by Using Crystal Reports

Asynchronous Programming

  • The .NET Asynchronous Programming Model
  • The Asynchronous Programming Model Design Pattern
  • How to Make Asynchronous Calls to Any Method
  • Helping Protect State and Data in a Multithreaded Environment

Enhancing the Usability of Applications

  • Adding Accessibility Features
  • Adding Help to an Application
  • Localizing an Application

Deploying Windows Forms Applications

  • .NET Assemblies
  • Deploying Windows Forms Applications

Securing Windows Forms Applications

  • Security in the .NET Framework
  • Using Code Access Security
  • Using Role-Based Security