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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).

"Fast paced, good materials, well explained."

Paul Thompson (Home Retail Group PLC)

"I now feel more at ease with something that has confused me for a while. I have greatly enjoyed the course and the content will be a great starting point to develop my knowledge. The guide and examples to take away are great and highly detailed. Very informative and easy to understand for a relatively new subject for me. Thank you for a lovely 2 days."

Sarah Barnes (Surrey County Council)

"Very knowledgeable and excellent teacher catering for all levels. Pace of course was very good which kept us engaged throughout and the trainer was very good at keeping everyone engaged."

Michael Eynon (Skills Development Scotland (SDS))

"Clear content. Excellent pace."

Peter Worthington (Waltham Forest Council)

"Manual is amazing. The trainer was really helpful, explained each topic thoroughly and went above and beyond to show extra steps. Definitely one of the best courses I have been on."

Sehrish Aslam (Trident Building Consultancy)

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