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Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Tutorial

With it's powerful WYSIWYG editor for Web designs, HTML IntelliSense and Style Sheet Editor, Visual Studio.net makes it simple for developers to create solutions spanning any Internet device. Virtual Training Company author Dave Mercer teaches developers how to harness the power of this powerful Internet application builder that allows for the targeting of operating systems and languages. Choose from a host of modernized languages and make use of the familiar syntax users of Visual Basic are familiar with, as well as the Object Oriented Programming power and inheritance features. Create and deploy server based logic. No more sifting through tedious code! Save on time and build scalable applications using reusable .NET user interfaces, databases, and server components. Click on one of the movie topics below to get started!

Introduction to Visual Studio.net

Course Layout
What is Application Programming?

System Requirements and Installation

Software and Hardware Requirements
Solutions and Projects in VS.net
Explanation of Solutions and Projects
Using Templates
File Locations
Managing/Viewing Files
Properties Sheets/Solution Explorer
Document File Properties
Solutions Properties
The Web Form Explored
Making an ASP.net Web Application
Change Font Properties
HTML and the Browser View
Add Text Field and Button Controls
Add Label Controls
Build and Browse
Create an Event Handler
Writing Code in the Event Handler
Correcting Errors
Testing Code
Adding More Application Functionality

Visual Studio.net Programming Languages

Categorizing Languages
Scripting Languages
Visual Basic.Net Syntax/Keywords
Variables and Data Types
Using Variables
Build Solution
Working with String Variables
Working with Numbers
Data Type Conversion
Testing the Application
Setting Default Values
Data Type Documentation
Operators and Expressions
Arithmetic Operations

Markup Languages

The World Wide Web Consortium
Putting ASP.net in HTML
Using the HTML Designer in VS.net
XML Rules
More XML Rules
SGML XML and Markup Languages Diagram
Well Formed XML Documents pt. 1
Well Formed XML Documents pt. 2

VS.net Menus and Options

Exploring Menu Options In VS.net
Files and the File Menu
The File Menu
The Edit Menu pt. 1
The Edit Menu pt. 2
The Edit Menu pt. 3
Customizing the Toolbar
Solution Explorer Capabilities
Server Explorer
Class View
Document Page Properties
Managing Controls with the Toolbox
The Tasks Window
Resource View

Designing a Windows Application

Creating a Project with Windows Apps
Template Files/AssemblyInfo.Vb file
How To Design the Application
Design an Application for Monitoring Servers
Setting Background Color/Add Labels
Setting Control Properties
Formatting Radio Button Controls pt. 1
Formatting Radio Button Controls pt. 2
Adding Timer and Service Controller Controls
Saving the Web Monitor Project

Coding the Web Monitor Application

Creating Event Handlers
Using the Service Controller
Service Status Code Block
Check Server Status in Realtime
More Web Monitor Application Coding
Using the Timer Interval
Timer Object
Coding the Timer Tick Event
Coding the Time Since Label
Using a For... Next Loop
More Web Application Coding
Testing the Web Monitor Application pt. 1
Testing the Web Monitor Application pt. 2

Debugging Basics

Debug Mode
Logic Areas
Testing Protocol
Setting Breakpoints
Working with Breakpoints
Exploring Breakpoint Properties
More Working with Breakpoints
Fixing the Web Monitor Applications


Preparing the Application for Deployment
Deployment Projects
Adding a Deployment Project
Setting Up the Deployment File System
Building the Setup Project


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