Kevin McNeish's Guide to .NET
Training Videos

.NET for Visual FoxPro Developers

This .NET 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 conversions.

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 latest OOP 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 machines.

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.

Cost: Just $499!

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What Developers are Saying...

"Thank 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



  Last Updated:  July 23, 2008