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C# Programming Language Introduction / Intermediate

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C# Programming Language Introduction / Intermediate

Course based on .NET 4.6/C# 6.0 and Visual Studio 2015

This course is designed for existing developers working in another development environment such as Java, php JavaScript or VB wishing to be able to develop applications in C#

This intensive 4 day course will quickly have you up and running developing C# applications utilising the power of C# and its object orientated capabilities.

A massive 63%* discount for 3 or more delegates (see prices below)

*Standard daily delegate rate = £400, discounted rate for 3rd + delegates = £150

This course is designed for Developers already working with an alternative development language.

In this course, you'll learn to use Visual Studio to explore the Visual C# language.

The course starts with a quick overview of the .NET platform, examining assemblies, Microsoft Intermediate Language, Visual Studio profiles, XML comments, IntelliSense, and debugging.

From there, you'll learn all the language features that you must internalize in order to create full-featured Web or Windows applications that make best use of the .NET platform. You'll learn about data types, variables, and operators, along with all the important flow control structures.

You'll work through several examples demonstrating the power of the .NET Framework, and dig into creating and consuming your own classes and objects.

The course moves on to working with data structures, such as arrays and collection classes, before finishing up with discussions of generics, handling exceptions and working with delegates and events.

The course concludes by introducing the new LINQ-oriented features including anonymous types, lambda expressions, and more. By the end of this course, you will understand the important basic concepts that will allow you to start creating the applications you need.

Getting Started

Learn the advantages and architecture of the .NET Framework

Setup a development profile in Visual Studio .NET

View the code that Visual Studio generates and understand what it does

Data Types and Variables

Understand how to create variables and assign values

Explore operators and see how they can be used to change values and compare expressions

Using the .NET Framework

Using .NET Framework classes Explore basic file IO operation Learn how to work with strings

Branching and Flow Control

Making choices using conditional statements

Manage flow control using branching statements

Break out of loops when necessary

Classes and Objects

Investigate .NET Framework classes to see how you can consume classes in your code

Learn about properties, methods, and fields

Create instances of classes using class constructors

Investigate class details, including reference vs. value types, and more

Properties and Methods

Explore how to use properties in your classes

Learn to control how property values are set and retrieved

Understand how to pass arguments to methods

Learn how to return both simple and complex data types from methods

Object-Oriented Techniques

Understand how derived classes inherit from base classes

Explore how to add and modify members in derived classes

Understand how to create and use interfaces

Explore techniques for organizing your classes

Working with Arrays

Create and initialize arrays

Work with array methods and properties

Investigate arrays in the .NET Framework

Learn techniques for sorting arrays

Delegates and Events

Learn different ways to work with delegates

Introduce anonymous delegates

Learn how delegates and events are related

Investigate events and event handlers


Understand the advantages and benefits of generics

Explore the use of generics to sort and search in arrays

See how to use generic interfaces and constraints

Explore the generic List class

Handling Exceptions

Learn to use try/catch blocks to handle runtime errors

Throw exceptions back to procedure callers

Use the finally block to run code unconditionally

Create and handle userdefined exceptions

Collection Classes

Investigate the collection interfaces in the System.Collections.Generic namespace

Create dynamically sized arrays using the List class

Investigate the generic SortedDictionary, SortedList, Stack, and Queue class


Motivate the need for LINQ

Learn about the various LINQ providers

Investigate simple LINQ to Objects, LINQ to SQL, and LINQ to XML samples


Working with relational databases

Accessing databases with the Entity Framework (EF)

Integrating C# extended features with LINQ

Prices below are for scheduled courses held in our Edinburgh Training Centre or Live Virtual Classroom. Major discounts available for onsite or private courses: click General Enquiry button below to enquire about private courses.
Group discount
1 place £ 1600 n/a
2 places £ 3200 n/a
3 places £ 4800 £ 3800
4 places £ 6400 £ 4400
5 places £ 8000 £ 5000
6 places £ 9600 £ 5600
7 places £ 11200 £ 6200
8 places £ 12800 £ 6800