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Classroom training -  Intermediate VB

Classroom Training

Intermediate VB training course - Classes, LINQ and Entity Frameworks

Available as classroom training course only

£795 + VAT for most venues (£895 + VAT for London)

2 days

This intermediate-level Visual Basic course assumes that you already know how to create variables, test conditions and write simple loops in VB.  However, you don't know how to create classes (or at least, don't reallly understand why you'd need to), and you're still a LINQ virgin!

We don't have any dates scheduled for this course, but we may well consider adding them - it's always worth asking.

Alternatively, you could enquire about running the course in your office or even (if available) as a tailored online course.

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Designing classes

  • What classes are
  • Examples of using classes
  • Property or method?

Creating classes

  • Instantiating objects
  • RO, WO and RW properties
  • Creating methods
  • Overloading methods

Lists

  • The wonderful VB list
  • Adding and removing items
  • Finding items

Basic LINQ syntax

  • Creating queries
  • Executing a query
  • Immediate and deferred execution

Selecting data with LINQ

  • The WHERE clause
  • Selecting fields
  • Using LET for expressions

LINQ data sources

  • The IEnumerable interface
  • Arrays and lists
  • Other valid data sources

Types of EF model

  • Code first - pros and cons
  • Model first disadvantages
  • Database first

Entity frameworks

  • Database first entity models
  • Updating models

LINQ and EF

  • Selecting rows/columns
  • Inserting rows
  • Deleting rows
  • Updating data

Advaned EF LINQ

  • Anonymous types
  • Stored procedures
  • Partial classes

You should not attend this course if you are a beginner at VB programming (if you are, have a look at our two-day introduction to VB course instead).

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Very enjoyable, informative, fun and educational. Maintained an excellent level of teaching and professionalism throughout."

Cameron Copeland (ICE Futures Europe)

"Perfect content, flow, pace, examples. Thank you!"

John Hansen-Brevetti (MSI Reproductive Choices (was Marie Stopes))

"(SQL) Great course to get us up and running. Flexible and knowledgeable trainer. (SSRS & Report Builder) Very comprehensive course covering all aspects of SSRS. The trainer also devised some specific examples to show us the art of the possible. Answering everything we threw at him. Brilliant! "

Andy Webster (Countrywide)

"I was the only person on the course, so could be tailored to my abilities and learning needs which I found really helpful."

Holly Gregson (Myerscough College)

"Well run course pitched at the right level for the attendees, and conducted at a good speed."

David Thomas (MSI Reproductive Choices (was Marie Stopes))

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