McNeish's Guide to .NET
Visual FoxPro Developers
training video series is a set of
high-quality recordings of our most
recent .NET for Visual FoxPro Developers
training class and includes real-world
questions from fellow VFP developers. This
training covers the following topics:
Introduction to .NET
This session provides an overview of the .NET Framework and
includes information on code compilation, assemblies, the Global
Assembly Cache, disassembly, processes, domains, memory
management and deployment.
Working with Visual Studio
This session shows you how to get the most out of the Visual
Studio development environment and covers many of the new
features for such as design-time expression evaluation, Object
Test Bench, Class Designer, refactoring tools, smart tags,
debugging enhancements and code expansions.
C# and VB .NET Primer
This session teaches the basics of C# and VB .NET and can help
you choose the development language that is right for your team.
Includes information on basic syntax, namespaces, defining
classes, strong typing, enumerations, arrays, and type
Object Orientation in .NET
This session compares object-orientation in .NET to VFP and
shows how to leverage what you already know about OOP in Visual
FoxPro. It includes information on best practices and real-world
examples on the use of inheritance, polymorphism, static and
instance members, overloaded methods, abstract classes, and
interfaces. It also discusses some of the
features for C# and VB .NET.
Data access in .NET
This session provides live examples of information important to
VFP developers—how to access, manipulate, and update data in
ADO.NET. It provides information on .NET Data Providers,
DataSets, Data Readers, XML, stored procedures, SQL Pass-through
as well as the new Language Integrated Query technology (LINQ).
It also demonstrates how to use the new Windows Communication
Foundation (WCF) technology to access components on remote
Working with Business Objects and Business Processes (Workflow)
One of the biggest mistakes new .NET developers make is to put
the majority of their application logic in the user interface.
This session highlights the importance of using business objects
for creating a single code base for Windows and Web
applications, normalizing your application logic, and providing
flexible data access. It also demonstrates the use of the new
Windows Workflow technology to create visual representations of
your business processes
Creating Windows Applications with Windows Forms and Windows
Presentation Foundation (WPF)
This session provides a step-by-step example of creating a
Windows application using Windows Forms and/or the new Windows
Presentation Foundation technology. It includes information on
the Windows event model, an overview of user interface controls,
data binding, and the use of business objects.
Creating Web Applications
This session provides a step-by-step example of creating a Web
application. It includes information on the new ASP.NET
application model, working in a stateless web environment, an
overview of user interface controls, data binding, and the use
of business objects.
What Developers are Saying...
you for an outstanding three days. I was
looking for "full immersion" to jump
start my involvement with .NET, and this
training session delivered. The
recordings will be particularly valuable
as a way to go back and spend some real
hands-on time in .NET to reinforce what
we learned during the live sessions."
- Rick Borup
July 23, 2008