|Course Name:||Visual Basic|
|Offered Date:||Fall - 2017 | Other versions|
Visual Basic (VB), introduced by Microsoft in 1991, changed the way Windows applications were developed on the personal computer. VB was the first of the Rapid Application Development tools, and continues to evolve with each release of the .NET Framework. This subject teaches how VB can be used to create desktop applications and data-driven web sites that use Microsoft and various Open Source libraries. VB is used to create reusable unit-tested object-oriented libraries that integrate with C# code, and to make consistent, high quality, user friendly interfaces.
Students will also perform inquiry and research into how VB is useful in implementing the latest web-based and other business trends, and in integrating with other tools, products, and methodologies within the Microsoft technology stack.
|Credit Status:||1 credit in the BSD program.|
|Prerequisite:||BTP300 and BTI420|
|Mode of Instruction:||2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours lab time per week.
Course Introduction: The .NET Framework and Programming Platform - 5%
Introduction to .NET
Using Visual Basic to implement modern programming paradigms
Using Visual Studio's tools for effective use of Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET Language - 15%
Syntax and Expressions, Control and Repetition Structures, Operators
Comparison with C#. Calling C# code from VB
Object Oriented Programming with VB.NET - 20%
Review of Polymorphism, Inheritance, and Interfaces
Implement Inheritance in .NET
Design and Recognize Class Hierarchies
Use and Implement .NET Interfaces
Abstract, Concrete, and Sealed Classes
Override, Overload, and Shadow Methods
Delegates and Events
Using .NET Framework - 20%
Collections and Generics
File Handling IO for plain text and JSON
Read and write data to local and (optionally) remote instances of SQL Server
Data Access using Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Understanding how Visual Basic implements modern programming practices - 15%
Create and make use of object libraries
Test Driven Development
Design by Contract
Understand and use Microsoft User Experience Interaction Guidelines
Understand and implement Model View Controller (MVC) architecture pattern
Build desktop applications and websites using MVC - 25%
Bascis of Model-View-Controller architecture pattern
MVC applied to desktop applications and websites
Object-Relational Mapping with Visual Studio's Entity-Data Model tools
Use MVC to communicate with user created DLLs
Handle basic CRUD (create, read, update and delete) operations
Import and export data to and from databases
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