C# Programming Course

C# is Microsoft's preferred language for developing systems for the Windows .NET framework. C# is also used in Mono, which provides .NET functionality on other operating systems, such as Linux. This course will teach you the fundamentals of the C# language so that you can write C# programs, or maintain existing C# code. You will learn .NET concepts and the basics of object orientation, as used in C#. The course will also teach you some of the skills you need to develop web applications for .NET and Mono.

Duration: 4.5 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.
Investment: R8,200.00 excluding VAT per delegate.
Venue: The Incus Data Training Venue in Centurion, Pretoria. Courses can also be presented on-site for 5 or more delegates.
Dates: Please check the course schedule for the next available date. You can also contact us at tel: (+27) 12 666 2020 or email us at info@incusdata.com to find out about dates.

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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?

You should attend the C# Programming course if:

  • You are a programmer and you want to learn the C# language.
  • You need to support existing C# or ASP.NET systems.
  • You want to develop .NET web applications. You need to attend this course before you attend the ASP.NET Development course .
  • You have already learnt some C# - perhaps on your own or at university - but struggle with some concepts or have gaps in your knowledge.

Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?

Before you attend the C# Programming course:

  • You must already be a programmer and have experience in programming.
  • If you are a mainframe programmer, please consider first attending our Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Course. It will make your move to C# faster and easier.

Please ensure you meet the prerequisites for the C# Programming Course before you attend the course. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.

Objectives: What Will I Learn?

After you have completed the C# Programming course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic principles of object orientation and how they apply to C#.
  • Understand the principles of the .NET framework.
  • Write your own C# programs for .NET or Mono.
  • Read and maintain C# programs.
  • Debug C# code to find and correct mistakes.

Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?

.NET Framework Fundamentals
  • .NET Framework SDK.
  • Principles.
  • Prerequisites and installation.
  • MSIL - Microsoft Intermediate Language.
  • CTS - Common Type System.
  • Assemblies and the GAC - Global Assembly Cache.
  • BCL - Base Class Library.
  • Reflection.
  • .NET languages.
  • JIT - Just In Time compilation.
  • Features and benefits.
  • Other implementations - GNU, Mono.
Getting Started with C#
  • Command line compilation.
  • Hello World program.
  • Comments.
  • The Main() function.
  • Console I/O.
  • Using elements in the Base Class Library.
  • Example assemblies and modules.
  • Visual Studio.NET.
  • Solutions and Projects.
  • Toolbox, Property Explorer and Solution Explorer.
  • Debugging.
C# Language Syntax
  • Program structure.
  • Iteration and selection statements.
  • Tokens.
  • Literals.
  • Namespaces.
  • Variables.
  • Scope.
  • Classes.
  • Keywords.
  • Expressions.
  • Operators.
  • Events.
  • Delegates.
  • Reference and value types.
  • Embedded documentation.
  • Exception handling.
  • Attributes.
Classes and Structs
  • Principles.
  • Classes.
  • Methods and Properties.
  • Constructors.
  • Encapsulation.
  • Polymorphism.
  • Abstraction.
  • Indexers.
  • Delegates.
  • Regular expressions.
  • Finalize method.
Windows Forms
  • Forms and GDI+ classes.
  • Creating forms.
  • Controls.
  • Properties.
  • Events.
  • Menus.
  • Dialog forms.
  • Visual inheritance.
  • Listview and Treeview.
  • Dynamic controls and events.
Base Class Library
  • Network Programming.
  • File I/O.
  • ADO.NET Database programming.
  • Remoting.
  • SOAP.
  • XML.
  • Collections.
  • Win32 API access.
  • ASP.NET.
  • Web Services.
  • COM Interop.

Testimonials: What Other Delegates Say About This Course

"Renier is very knowledgeable on all aspects of programming - something not so common amongst lecturers I've come across before."

G. Schonken, NECSA   (Lecturer: Renier)

"I really enjoyed the course and it helped me refresh my OOP knowledgea and terminology as well. Looking forward now to ASP.NET course next year."

M. Tshitake, TUT   (Lecturer: Renier)

"This was my favourite course of all courses that I attended. I had all my questions answered and learnt so much. Thanks Renier!"

C. du Toit, Britehouse Automotive   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Was a great course. I learn a lot of fundamentals for using C# and the lecturer had great knowledge."

J. Cook, Britehouse Automotive   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Thanks for the awesome course."

J. Jacobs, Compu-Clearing   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Very good knowledge transfer and presentation."

J. Erasmus, Compu-Clearing   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Course was well prepared and well presented."

J. Martin, Core Freight   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Thanks very much. I'm confident we can now start programming using C# in a work environment after having finished the course."

S. Nell, Compu-Clearing   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Astonishing level of knowledge attained albeit my level of experience initially was low. Felt accomodated and a great learning approach giving me more impetus to practice more."

T. Musarurwa, Private   (Lecturer: Renier)

"This course filled in tons of missing gaps of knowledge from 'learning by Google'. Extremely helpful"

M. Wilson, Altech Netstar   (Lecturer: Renier)

"I am happy with the concepts learned even though I was unprepared. The lecturer goes out of his way to give attention to delegates."

G. Methula, Paycorp Holdings   (Lecturer: Renier)

"#Great I got a lot out of the course. Now I can start to build on it. Thanks"

G. Bredenham, Centurion Systems   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Excellent venue. I will definitely return for more courses."

J. Swart, Private   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Thank you very much! An outstanding experience."

A. Cole, Dynamic IT (Pty) Ltd   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Very good training session. Learned a lot."

C. Odendaal, MediSwitch   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Baie dankie dat jy mooi verduidelik het; dit sou heel moontlik gewees het om my op die eerste oggend al te verloor. Ek waardeer jou geduld en kennis."

M. Guldenpfennig, Private   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Cannot believe that my knowledge of C# and programming could increase this much in 5 days. Well worth it."

L. Darwin, Private   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Very enlightening; certainly glad I came. I still need some practicals to reinforce it all but I'm basically happy with what I got out of it."

A. Khumalo, Private   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Duisend dankies. Dit was 'great'!"

A. Zeelie, Lerumo   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Great course, thanks! Might have looked a little (or a lot) confused at times, but what I've learnt this week has placed so many things in perspective for me."

T. Cooper, Softline VIP   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Enjoyed the course and learned a lot to help further my career in programming/development."

F. du Toit, Spoor & Fisher   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Renier, your technical knowledge is astounding. Thank you"

G. Crow, ABSA   (Lecturer: Renier)

"The course was fantastic I really learned a lot. My knowledge has been increased. I think the lecturer has played his part the only thing left for me is to learn as much as I can to be a good programmer."

M. Gaosiwe, ABSA   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Great course, great people, great experience!"

M. Bohmer, Altech Netstar   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Excellent in every aspect. Have never had such a good learning experience. Would really recommend this institution to friends and other companies"

A. van der Schyf, Radio Kansel   (Lecturer: Renier)

How Do I Book?

It's easy to book: Fill in our course enrolment form (editable PDF file) and fax it to us at (+27) 12 666 2021 or email it to us at info@incusdata.com.

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