M2373: Programming With Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

5 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
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Overview of the Microsoft .NET Platform (4 topics)

  • What Is the Microsoft .NET Platform?
  • What Is the .NET Framework?
  • What Are the .NET Framework Components?
  • What Are the Visual Basic .NET Enhancements?

Development Environment Features (6 topics)

  • Describing the Integrated Development Environment
  • Creating Visual Basic .NET Projects
  • Using Development Environment Features
  • Debugging Applications
  • Compiling in Visual Basic .NET

Language and Syntax Enhancements (5 topics)

  • Data Types
  • Using Variables
  • Functions, Subroutines, and Properties
  • Exception Handling

Object-Oriented Design for Visual Basic .NET (5 topics)

  • Designing Classes
  • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Using Microsoft Visio®

Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic .NET (6 topics)

  • Defining Classes
  • Creating and Destroying Objects
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Working with Classes

Using Windows Forms (6 topics)

  • Why Use Windows Forms?
  • Structure of Windows Forms
  • Using Windows Forms
  • Using Controls
  • Windows Forms Inheritance

Building Web Applications (5 topics)

  • Introduction to ASP.NET
  • Creating Web Form Applications
  • Building Web Services
  • Using Web Services

Using ADO.NET (6 topics)

  • ADO.NET Overview
  • .NET Data Providers
  • The DataSet Object
  • Data Designers and Data Binding
  • XML Integration

Developing Components in Visual Basic .NET (7 topics)

  • Components Overview
  • Creating Serviced Components
  • Creating Component Classes
  • Creating Windows Forms Controls
  • Creating Web Forms User Controls
  • Threading

Deploying Applications (4 topics)

  • Describing Assemblies
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Deploying Applications

Upgrading to Visual Basic .NET (5 topics)

  • Deciding Whether to Upgrade
  • Options for Upgrading
  • Recommendations
  • Performing the Upgrade


To gain maximum benefit from this course delegates should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Experience developing applications with Visual Basic 4.0 or later
  • Successful completion of Course 1013, Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Development, or equivalent knowledge OR
  • Successful completion of Course 1016, Mastering Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Basic 6, or equivalent knowledge
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of object-oriented programming
  • Familiarity with Extensible Markup Language (XML) concepts
  • Familiarity with Microsoft's .NET strategy
  • Familiarity with the .NET Framework
  • To have completed course M2559 - Intro to VB .NET Programming with MS .NET