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.NET 4.5 Programming for Existing .NET Developers



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The .NET Framework 4 and 4.5 provided updates and enhancements to all the major portions of .NET — making development easier, and programs more robust and maintainable. In this advanced training course, you will gain the skills needed to enhance applications with new .NET 4/4.5 features, including ASP.NET 4, parallel and asynchronous programming, Entity Framework, and jQuery.

You Will Learn How To

  • Enhance .NET applications with .NET 4/4.5 and Visual Studio
  • Leverage parallel and asynchronous computing features
  • Automate access to data with the EF ORM and LINQ to Entities
  • Optimise ASP.NET and WCF features, including Web API, jQuery, JSON, and REST

Important Course Information


  • Knowledge of ASP.NET 2 development
  • Have an understanding of the ASP.NET fundamentals
  • You should know how to:
    • Create ASP.NET websites with Visual Studio
    • Control layouts and styles with master pages and themes
    • Process ASP.NET web forms
    • Manage state using sessions, view state, and caching


  • This course uses Visual Studio 2012, but most of it is useful to those using Visual Studio 2010

Course Outline

  • Introducing .NET 4/4.5

.NET 4/4.5 architectural overview

  • Tiers and technologies
  • Considering application architecture from data to the user interface

Exploring .NET new features

  • LINQ
  • Entity Framework
  • WCF
  • Ajax
  • jQuery
  • Enhancing productivity with VS 2012 IDE features
  • Leveraging WinRT and Windows 8 store apps
  • Programming with C# and VB Features

Applying C# and VB extensions

  • Inferred types
  • Anonymous functions
  • Lambda expressions
  • Object initialisers
  • Extension and partial methods
  • Optional arguments

Extracting and manipulating data with LINQ

  • Selecting data with LINQ expressions
  • Aggregating data within collections
  • Building LINQ queries using lambda expressions
  • Employing the new language features with LINQ

Exploiting parallel and asynchronous programming

  • Running background threads with the Task class
  • Executing code in parallel on multiple CPUs with PLINQ
  • Adding dynamic features to applications with DLR
  • Writing more responsive applications
  • Accessing Data with Entity Framework (EF)

Mapping objects to relational data

  • Accessing data with ORM tools and technologies
  • Mapping tables to objects with the EF Designer
  • Automatically generating entity classes

Replacing ADO.NET code with LINQ to Entities

  • Querying relational databases
  • Inserting, updating and deleting data using the DbContext class
  • Reading and writing XML easily using LINQ to XML

Manipulating different programming models

  • Database–first
  • Model–first
  • Code–first
  • Leveraging POCOs for integration in applications
  • Creating REST Data Services with WCF

Working with WCF new features

  • Integrating EF entities within a distributed application
  • Optimising data transfer with JSON
  • Creating WCF data services without configuration

Accessing REST–based services via HTTP and Web API

  • Writing HTTP services that reach browsers and mobile devices with Web API
  • Calling services asynchronously
  • Deserialising JSON data at the client
  • Enhancing Web User Experiences with ASP.NET New Features

Making web applications more responsive

  • Creating highly responsive user interfaces with jQuery
  • Incorporating jQuery code into web pages
  • Constructing appealing pages with jQuery animation
  • Optimising URLs with routing

Automating data access and deployment

  • Calling WCF services with jQuery, Ajax and JSON
  • Integrating Dynamic Data controls with ASP.NET pages
  • Employing WebSockets for full duplex communication
  • Creating Windows 8 Store Apps

Evaluating Windows 8 Store app types

  • Leveraging web development experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Employing XAML with C# or VB
  • Taking advantage of the Windows Runtime APIs

Developing and deploying apps

  • Publishing apps to the Windows Store
  • Deploying apps in the enterprise
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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