VB.NET

Learn Visual Basic .NET Programming with Microsoft .NET from VB.NET developers in London and also create projects for your portfolio

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12 Nov 2018
4
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10:00 am - 17:00 pm
950per person
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14 Jan 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
11 Mar 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
13 May 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
12 Nov 2018
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
14 Jan 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
11 Mar 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
13 May 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00

Course Outline

VB.NET course overview

This VB.NET course explains how to use VB.NET to create applications. After completing this training course you would be able to use VB.NET on your projects.

This instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop applications in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET for the Microsoft .NET platform. The course focuses on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a simple Visual Basic .NET-based application based on the Windows Application template.
  • Use forms and controls to create a user interface.
  • Create and use variables and arrays.
  • Create and use Sub and Function procedures, including predefined functions.
  • Implement decision structures and loops by using conditional expressions.
  • Validate user input for fields, controls, and forms.
  • Apply object-oriented programming techniques to create classes, add methods, and add properties.
  • Resolve syntax, run-time, and logic errors by using the debugger and structured exception handling.
  • Enhance the user interface by adding menus, status bars, and toolbars.
  • Create a simple Visual Basic .NET-based Web Forms application that uses an XML Web Service.
  • Access and manipulate data in a Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server™ database by using Microsoft ADO.NET.
  • Build, package, and deploy an application.

Few practical VB.NET based projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply VB.NET on your projects.

This short VB.NET course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public VB.NET training course is given on training dragon website.


Who is VB.NET training for?

This VB.NET training is designed for VB.NET beginners. This course is intended for both novice and experienced programmers who have a minimum of three months programming experience and have basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.


Prerequisites for VB.NET course

  • You must have prior project based experience in any programming languages like JavaScript, PHP, C#, Python, Java etc. If you have never worked on projects using programming languages then we would suggest you to start with our web design (HTML5, CSS3) course and progress to Introduction to programming, JavaScript & jQuery course. These three courses should provide you hands-on experience in building projects. It would also be useful to know application development with database integration, on our PHP course you can learn to build dynamic web applications with database.


What will I get?

  • Training from professional VB.NET developers:

    Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional VB.NET solutions across a range of applications for many years. Those consultants write and teach our VB.NET training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our VB.NET courses are designed to get you started in VB.NET programming. We work on industry related projects in this VB.NET course.

  • Course Material:

    VB.NET electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training you will receive a VB.NET programming course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding VB.NET do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.


VB.NET Course Contents

Module 1: Getting Started

This module introduces Visual Basic .NET and explains how it fits into the .NET platform. It explains how to use the programming tools in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and provides enough practice so that students can create their first application in Visual Basic .NET.

Lessons

  • Basic .NET Concepts
  • Exploring the Development Environment
  • Creating a Visual Basic .NET Project

Lab : Creating Your First Application

  • Exercise 1: Creating Your First Application in Visual Basic .NET

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Begin a Visual Basic .NET project that is based on the Windows Application template.

  • Use the standard toolbar, programming tools, and programming windows in the development environment to work with applications.

  • Create a simple application in Visual Basic .NET.

Module 2: Working with Forms and Controls

This module explains fundamental programming concepts, including event-driven programming, classes, objects, properties, methods, and events. This module also explains how to use forms and controls to create a user interface. This includes the following: how to create a form, set properties, call methods, and write code for events; how to add controls to a form; how to manage multiple forms; how to use message boxes; how to use naming conventions; and how to format and document code.

Lessons

  • Understanding Programming Concepts
  • Working with Windows Forms
  • Working with Controls
  • Styling Your Code

Lab : Creating the User Interface

  • Exercise 1: Creating the Main Form

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental programming concepts, including event-driven programming, classes, objects, properties, methods, and events.

  • Use forms and controls to create a user interface.

  • Create and manage multiple forms in a simple application.

  • Interact with a user by using the MessageBox function.

  • Use Visual Basic naming conventions and standards for formatting and documenting code.

Module 3: Using Variables and Arrays

This module explains how to name, declare, assign values to, and use variables and constants. It explains how to declare variables with different levels of scope, how to create your own data structures, and how to convert variable values from one data type to another. It also describes how to store data in an array.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Types
  • Using Variables
  • Variable Scope
  • Converting Data Types
  • Creating and Using Structures
  • Storing Data in Arrays

Lab : Creating and Using Variables

  • Exercise 1: Using Static Variables

  • Exercise 2: Creating, Using, and Converting Variables

Lab : Using Structures and Arrays

  • Exercise 1: Creating a Structure

  • Exercise 2: Creating and Using Arrays

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various data types they can use to declare variables.

  • Name, declare, initialize, and use variables and constants.

  • Declare variables with different levels of scope.

  • Create user-defined structures.

  • Convert variable values from one data type to another.

  • Store data in arrays.

Module 4: Working with Procedures

This module describes how to create and use Sub and Function procedures, including predefined functions, and how to structure code for increased reusability.

Lessons

  • Creating Procedures
  • Using Procedures
  • Using Predefined Functions

Lab : Creating and Using Procedures

  • Exercise 1: Creating Functions in a Module

  • Exercise 2: Working with the Main Form

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and call Sub procedures and Function procedures.

  • Write procedures in modules to enable code reuse.

  • Pass arguments by value and by reference.

  • Use predefined functions in application code.

Module 5: Decision Structures and Loops

This module explains how to implement decision structures and loop structures to control program output and execution.

Lessons

  • Using Conditional Expressions
  • Using Decision Structures
  • Using Conditional Loop Structures

Lab : Using Decision Structures

  • Exercise 1: Checking User Input

  • Exercise 2: Confirming Application Close

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create formulas and conditional expressions by using arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators.

  • Use IfÂ…Then structures to evaluate whether a condition is true or false and direct the program flow accordingly.

  • Use Select Case structures to execute one of several statements.

  • Use ForÂ…Next structures to execute statements a set number of times.

  • Use DoÂ…Loop structures to execute statements until a specific condition is met or while a specific condition is true.

  • Choose the appropriate decision structure or loop based on the requirements of the application.

Module 6: Validating User Input

This module explains how to validate user input at both the field level and the form level. It describes how to handle invalid input by providing error messages and guiding users through the process of finding and fixing errors. It describes how to use control properties and methods to restrict and validate data entry.

Lessons

  • Restricting User Input
  • Validating Field Data
  • Validating Form Data

Lab : Validating User Input

  • Exercise 1: Validating User Input

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Restrict the type of data that can be entered in a field.

  • Test user input at the field level to determine if it is valid, and display messages to help the user correct invalid data.

  • Set control properties to specify the order of data entry, the type of data to enter, and how to display the data when the application is run.

  • Validate user input at the form level, and guide users through the process of finding and fixing errors.

Module 7: Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic .NET

This module explains how to create and use classes. The module explains the concepts of abstraction, encapsulation, instantiation, initialization, constructors, and destructors. This module also describes inheritance, polymorphism, and namespaces.

Lessons

  • Understanding Classes
  • Working with Classes
  • Using Shared Members
  • Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Namespaces

Lab : Creating a Derived Class

  • Exercise 1: Creating a Derived Form Class

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain object-oriented programming concepts, including abstraction, encapsulation, classes, and objects.

  • Use the Object Browser to examine available programming elements, including classes and objects.

  • Create a new class, including its methods, properties, and data members with appropriate access levels.

  • Create and use an instance of a class, including instance and shared data members, and shared and non-shared methods.

  • Explain how constructors and destructors work.

  • Explain inheritance, polymorphism, and namespaces.

Module 8: Handling Errors and Exceptions

This module explains types of errors that can occur in a program and explains how to use the debugging tools provided with Visual Basic .NET to help diagnose and correct the errors. These tools include the Visual Studio .NET debugger, debugging windows, and structured exception handling.

Lessons

  • Types of Errors
  • Using the Debugger
  • Handling Exceptions

Lab : Implementing Structured Exception Handling

  • Exercise 1: Using Try…Catch Blocks

  • Exercise 2: Using Try…Catch…Finally Blocks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define and give examples of syntax, run-time, and logic errors.

  • Debug code by using the Visual Studio .NET debugger.

  • Implement structured exception handling in an application.

Module 9: Enhancing the User Interface

This module explains how to create menus, status bars, and toolbars to enhance the usability of an application.

Lessons

  • Creating Menus
  • Creating Status Bars
  • Creating Toolbars

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create custom menus to group application commands.

  • Create a status bar to provide users with feedback about an application.

  • Create a toolbar to provide a graphical interface with which users can access key functions of an application.

Module 10: Web Forms and XML Web Services

This module explains how to create a Web Forms application and how to invoke a simple XML Web service.

Lessons

  • Working with Web Forms
  • Using XML Web Services

Lab : Creating a Web Application

  • Exercise 1: Creating the User Interface

  • Exercise 2: Using XML Web Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create, build, and run an application that uses Web Forms.

  • Explain the process for discovering and calling XML Web services.

  • Use a proxy to call an XML Web service from a Web Form.

Module 11: Using ADO.NET

This module explains how to use ADO.NET with a Windows Forms application to create, read, update, and delete records in Access and SQL Server databases.

Lessons

  • Database Concepts
  • Overview of ADO.NET
  • Working with Data

Lab : Accessing Data with ADO.NET

  • Exercise 1: Using the Data Form Wizard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define basic database terminology, including database, table, record, field, and key.

  • Describe some commonly used ADO.NET objects.

  • Create and open a connection to a database.

  • Create, read, update, and delete records in a database.

  • Use the Data Form Wizard to create a simple data access application.

  • Display and modify data extracted from a database.

Module 12: Deploying Applications

This module explains how to deploy applications by using Visual Studio .NET. The module also describes deployment options available in Visual Basic .NET, and how to create and configure a setup project for a Windows-based application.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Deployment
  • Deploying a Windows-based Application

Lab : Deploying an Application

  • Exercise 1: Using the Setup Wizard

  • Exercise 2: Installing the Loan Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to deploy applications by using Visual Studio .NET.

  • Create and customize a Setup program for a Windows-based application.

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