DPS910 Course Outline

Course Code: DPS910
Course Name: Windows Programming Using C#
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course provides an in-depth introduction to programming for the Microsoft Windows platform, using the C# language and the .NET Framework. Starting with coverage of the syntactical differences of C# from C++ and Java, the student continues with a thorough treatment of the language and framework. Topics include creating graphical user interfaces, writing multi-threaded programs and developing distributed applications. Upon completion, the student will be ready to use C# for real-world projects.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the BSD program.
Prerequisite: BTP400
Mode of Instruction: Two hours interactive lecture per week, and two hours activity-based earning per week (four hours total)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze problems, and design and create C# libraries and applications to solve them, selecting previously written classes when appropriate and designing new classes when appropriate
  • Use Microsoft Visual Studio to write, test and debug C# programs
  • Design and implement applications using C# which: have a graphical user interface, are distributed over a network, are multi-threaded, store data persistently
  • Process XML using C#
  • Solve a programming problem on the Windows platform by consulting technical documentation and selecting and using appropriate objects
  • Apply OO programming principles, including encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance, in writing C# programs
Topic Outline:
  • C# Fundamentals
    • Hello, World!
    • Definition of classes, objects and types
    • Comments
    • Namespaces and the using keyword
    • Case sensitivity
    • Types, variables and constants
    • Control structures
    • Operators
    • Preprocessor directives
  • Classes
    • Data members and methods
    • Constructors
    • This keyword
    • Static members
    • Object destruction
    • Parameter passing
    • Overloading methods
    • Using properties
  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
    • Specialization and generalization
    • Accessing base class methods
    • Polymorphism
    • Versioning
    • Abstract classes
    • Boxing and unboxing
  • Operator Overloading
    • Overloading comparison operators
    • Overloading conversion operators
  • Structs
    • Declaration
    • Using on the heap and on the stack
  • Interfaces
    • Declaring and using interfaces
    • Implementing multiple interfaces
    • Extending interfaces
    • The is and as operators
  • Arrays, indexers, and collections
  • Strings and Regular Expressions
  • Exception Handling
  • Event Programming and Delegates
  • File I/O and Serialization
  • Windows Services & Deployment
  • Windows Programming with Forms
  • Marshaling and Remoting
  • Threading and Synchronization
  • XML Processing
Prescribed Text(s):
  • C# Programming, 3rd Edition by Jesse Liberty
Reference Material:
  • None
  • None
Promotion Policy:
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  • Pass the weighted average of the exam and the tests
  • Pass the final exam
  • Note that 60% is the minimum passing grade.
Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Assignments 40%
Tests 30%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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