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Classroom training -  Introduction to Visual C#

Online Training

C# for Beginners

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£595 + VAT (where applicable)

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

C# is one of the world's most-used programming languages - this two-day course will set you on the road towards learning how to speak it!

Topics the course will cover include:

  • declaring and using variables
  • testing conditions
  • dividing programs up into different procedures
  • working with arrays and lists
  • working with files and folders
  • debugging in C#

You'll learn how to program within the Visual Studio development environment, which is available as a free download (choose the community edition) from Microsoft.

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Introduction to Visual C# course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
01-02 Dec 09:30-16:30 £595 Book
15-16 Feb 09:30-16:30 £595 Book
15-16 Apr 09:30-16:30 £595 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Creating forms

  • Drawing controls
  • Formatting forms

Coding form events

  • Forms and their events
  • The two event arguments

Laying out your code

  • Commenting out code
  • Using regions

C# variables

  • Creating and using variables
  • The types of variable

Covered if time allows If time

Enumerations and constants

  • Enumerations
  • Constants

Conditions

  • Using IF and ELSE
  • The SWITCH statement

Modular code

  • Passing arguments
  • Writing functions

Arrays

  • Using arrays
  • Splitting text

Looping

  • Looping n times
  • WHILE loops
  • Looping over collections

Files and folders

  • Stream readers and writers
  • The USING statement
  • FileInfo and DirectoryInfo

Debugging and trapping errors

  • The TRY clause
  • Stepping through code
  • Setting breakpoints

Using lists

  • Populating lists
  • Finding items

Properties in C#

  • RO, WO and RW properties
  • Coding properties

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 5 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 7 full-time Wise Owl trainers

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"The course was very interesting and interactive. I've attended previous courses (as have colleagues). Will attend further courses."

David Williamson (National Nuclear Laboratory)

"Very good trainer, approachable style, made the course content very easy to understand. All course materials were great and very useful. Great venue."

Myfyr Prys (Prifysgol Bangor University)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post (free for UK bookings) containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl Sheaffer biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  This is because:

  • you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

After the course finishes you'll receive an electronic certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.