Course Description

C# 6 is new in Visual Studio 2015, and is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s primary programming language. This course covers the latest language features in C# 6 and the .NET 2015 platform. You’ll get a deep and broad understanding of C# as a programming language, and gain confidence to explore the richness of the .NET Framework library including asynchronous programming, LINQ, and EF.

What you’ll learn

  • Essential C# syntax
  • Implementing object-oriented designs in C#
  • Using generics, collection classes, and exceptions
  • What’s new in C# 6 and .NET 2015
  • Using LINQ and EF
  • Introduction to asynchronous programming
  • Overview of MVC6



5 Days


Target Audience

This course is aimed at developers who are familiar with object-oriented principles and need to develop applications for the .NET platform using C#6 and Visual Studio 2015.


Course Prerequisites

  • At least 6 months programming experience
  • Familiarity with OO concepts would be an advantage


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content

Introduction to C# and .NET
  • .NET Framework building blocks
  • Hello world in C#
  • Using Visual Studio 2015
  • Namespaces and assemblies
Core C# Programming Constructs
  • Variables, operators, and statements
  • Reference types vs. value types
  • Conversions
  • Nullable types
  • Using the Console and String classes
  • Flow-of-control
  • Using implicit types
More C# Programming Constructs
  • Defining methods
  • Input, output, and optional parameters
  • Method overloading
  • Arrays
  • Structures
Defining and Using Classes
  • Defining classes
  • Defining constructors and finalizers
  • Defining properties
  • Creating and disposing objects
  • Defining constants and read-only fields
  • Static members
  • Partial classes/methods
Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Defining base classes and derived classes
  • Overriding methods
  • Abstract classes
  • Interfaces
Exception Handling
  • Defining Try/Catch/Finally blocks
  • Throwing exceptions
  • Defining new exception classes
  • Defining Using blocks
Creating Collections of Objects
  • Overview of generics
  • Using List collections
  • Using Dictionary collections
What’s New in C# 6
  • Static using syntax
  • Auto-property initializers
  • Dictionary initializers
  • Exception filters
  • String interpolation
Delegates, Events, and Lambdas
  • Overview
  • Defining simple delegates
  • Defining and handling events
  • Using lambda expressions
Additional Language Features
  • Operator overloading
  • Extension methods
  • Object initializers
  • Anonymous types
Introduction to LINQ
  • The role of LINQ
  • Simple LINQ query expressions
  • Using LINQ with collections
  • LINQ query operators
Using the Entity Framework
  • EF classes and DbContext
  • Implementing relationships
  • Managing data
  • Additional techniques
Introduction to Asynchronous Programming
  • Understanding the async and await keywords
  • Implementing asynchronous code
Overview of MVC6
  • Creating an ASP.NET MVC application
  • Defining models, views, and controllers
  • Introduction to REST and Web API


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