.NET training -  WinForms using VB

WinForms Training

WinForms using VB (3 days)

£895 + VAT for most venues (£995 + VAT for London)

Learn how to create Windows Forms application in Visual Studio, using Visual Basic as a coding language (we also run a similar Visual C# training course). If you want to create a Windows application this is the perfect starter course, showing you how to create forms (including datagridviews), code events and create Visual Basic routines.

We don't have any dates scheduled for this course, but we may well consider adding them - it's always worth asking  (or consider an onsite WinForms training course).

Course Contents

Preparing to use VB 2010

  • Training topicWinForms versus WPF
  • Training topicVisual Studio projects

Drawing forms

  • Training topicAdding and formatting controls
  • Training topicTooltips

Running applications

  • Training topicSetting a default form
  • Training topicBuilding and running

Form events

  • Training topicAttaching code to controls or forms
  • Training topicEvent arguments

Coding layout

  • Training topicComments
  • Training topicGood coding practice

Variables and data types

  • Training topicVariables types
  • Training topicConverting variables

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Enumerations and constants

  • Training topicEnumerations
  • Training topicConstants and resources

Conditions and loops

  • Training topicUsing if conditions
  • Training topicUsing SELECT / CASE
  • Training topicFour types of loop

Form controls

  • Training topicTwo date controls
  • Training topicWebBrowser controls
  • Training topicGroupBoxes and Panels

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Coding properties

  • Training topicTypes of property
  • Training topicCoding and using properties

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Lists

  • Training topicFinding list items
  • Training topicLooping over list items

Form validation

  • Training topicValidation events
  • Training topicErrorProvider controls

Menus and toolbars

  • Training topicDesigning and naming menus
  • Training topicCoding short-cut keys
  • Training topicShort-cut menus
  • Training topicCreating toolbars

Files and folders

  • Training topicCustomising file dialog boxes
  • Training topicUsing stream readers / writers

Debugging and error-handling

  • Training topicUsing TRY / CATCH
  • Training topicBreakpoints
  • Training topicThe immediate window

Linking to databases

  • Training topicThe data sources window
  • Training topicCombo boxes and listboxes

Basic DataGridViews

  • Training topicEditing columns
  • Training topicFormatting and using styles
  • Training topicStretching columns

Editable DataGridViews

  • Training topicGenerating update statements
  • Training topicWriting changes to databases

Reacting to DataGridView events

  • Training topicCoding datagridview events
  • Training topicValidating data entered
  • Training topicConditional formatting

Advanced DataGridViews

  • Training topicAdding combo boxes and buttons
  • Training topicFiltering DataGridViews
  • Training topicCreating DetailsView forms

Publishing applications

  • Training topicPublishing applications
  • Training topicInstalling published applications

Why Choose Us?

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Sample customer feedback

"Very happy, will return for more courses when possible."

Darren Clark (BlueBay Asset Management LLP)

"The trainer gave me confidence and lots of useful tips and advice. I would definitely use Wise Owl again if the need arises."

Lauri Almond (Essex County Council)

"Small groups are really helpful and encourage interaction."

Jacquie Cooper (Home Office)

"Excellent. Well linked lessons creating repetition of earlier skills. (Was recommended to me by a colleague who came to your course in 2012.)"

Simon Borland (Immediate Media Co)

"Plenty of great course material provided to keep me going."

Anthony Watson (Harrington Brooks)

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While no prior experience is essential, you will find this course difficult if you do not have any previous experience of either programming or database design.

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Other Windows Forms training resources

WinForms exercises

WinForms exercises

Our exercises on creating Windows Forms systems using VB are simple and straightforward - take a look to see if you agree.

View Visual Basic 2010 or Visual C Sharp 2010 exercises

WinForms blogs

WinForms blogs

Look through our series of blogs on Windows Forms (using VB or otherwise) to see if there's something of interest.

View WinForms, Visual Basic or Visual C# blogs

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