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CS314: Advanced C# Programming with Visual Studio

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CS314: Advanced C# Programming with Visual Studio


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  • 5 Days
  • Replay™ Class Recordings Included
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Jul 30 - Aug 3
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Course Description

The Advanced C# Programming course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop applications using .NET Framework technologies with C# and Visual Studio. Students start with an accelerated language review, followed by core features of the Foundation Class Libraries (FCL), CLR memory management, events and delegates, async tasks, and dependency injection techniques. The class then covers development topics such as working with different System.IO classes, parsing XML data, and creating Windows Services. Finally, the course covers serializing data, exchanging data using WCF services, security classes, and transaction management.

Course Outline

1. Accelerated C# Concepts

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Abstraction
  • Polymorphism
  • Inheritance
  • Encapsulation
  • Type Conversions
  • Operator Overloading
  • Using Attributes

2. Best Practices

  • Exception Management
  • String Manipulation
  • Thread Synchronization
  • Generics and Constraints

3. CLR Memory Management

  • The Common Type System
  • Understanding CLR Generations
  • The role of IDisposable
  • Using the CLR Profiler

4. Foundation Class Library Features

  • System.IO Classes
  • System.Net Classes
  • System.Threading.Tasks
  • System.Reflection Classes

5. Conditional Compilation

  • Defining Debug Symbols
  • Conditional Compilation using the Conditional Attribute

6. Events and Delegates

  • What are Events, Delegates and Event Handlers?
  • Working with Delegates and Events
  • Creating Custom EventArgs Classes
  • Using Lambda Expressions
  • Using Func<T,TResult>
  • The async and wait keywords

7. Using Dependency Injection

  • What is Dependency Injection (DI)?
  • What is an IoC container?
  • The Role of Interfaces
  • Dependency Injection Techniques
  • Using an Ioc Container for DI

8. Monitoring, Debugging and Tracing

  • Using the Debugger Class
  • Tracing Operations
  • Performance Counters

9. Working with XML Data

  • Using System.Xml Classes
  • Using XML APIs
  • Monitoring XML files using Windows Services and the FileSystemWatcher

10. Serializing Data

  • Binary serialization
  • XML Serialization

11. .NET Security and Cryptography

  • Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption Techniques
  • WindowsPrincipal and GenericPrincipal

12. Exposing Data with WCF

  • Web Services Architecture
  • Creating and Consuming a WCF Service
  • Modifying WCF Bindings
  • Debugging Services

13. Working with Transactions

  • Getting Started with Transactions
  • ADO.NET Transactions
  • Using TransactionScope


This course is valuable for developers who are interested in enhancing their existing C# programming skills.


It is highly recommended that students take the C# Programming course before taking this course or have at least 6 months of hands-on programming experience with C# and feel comfortable working with C# syntax.

Before taking this course, students should successfully complete the following course or have equivalent experience:

CS214: C# Programming with Visual Studio

What You Will Learn

  • Learn best practices
  • Review Object-oriented principles
  • Learn how to build classes with custom events and delegates
  • Understand how Func<T, TResult> and Action<T> can be used
  • Understand the role of dependency injection
  • Learn more about how the CLR manages memory
  • Write asynchronous code with async and await
  • Learn how to selectively compile code
  • Drill into .NET XML parsing APIs
  • Build distributed applications using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Apply transaction management technique


February 16, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"I like how the instructor relates the program to real world scenarios"
February 16, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Dan is fantastic. I would gladly take any course taught by him."
February 16, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Physical Environment
"Always clean and organized in the entire facility"
February 16, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"This is the second course I have had from Dan and I would recommend him as an instructor to any co worker looking for instruction. Very knowledgeable and able to translate material being learned into different students work environment this allows us to ask questions somewhat specific to our current situation and receive very detailed answers"
February 16, 2018 | Student
Comments about enhancing the Courseware
"cannot think of anything, but interested in trying the new online access to the courses"