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October 25, 2010

100 Visual C# Training Videos

Here are over 100 Visual C# Training Videos, hosted by Microsoft. These are designed for all Visual C# (C Sharp) developers, from the beginner (novice) to the more advanced (professional).


Visual C# Video Topics:

C# 4.0 Video Series
How Do I Use the Visual Studio IDE
SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 Video Series
Office Development with Visual Studio 2010 Video Series
WPF Forms with Entity Framework
Practical Entity Framework for C#
WPF Forms over Data Series
Windows Forms Controls Series
Developing Windows Azure Applications


Named and Optional Parameters in C# 4.0:

The new Named and Optional Parameters feature in C# 4.0 provides an alternative to method overloading. (Requires Visual Studio 2010.) Presented by Sam Ng

Length: 10 minutes 22 seconds
Video Downloads: WMV (Zip) | WMV | iPod | MP4 | 3GP | Zune | PSP
Audio Downloads: AAC | WMA | MP2 | MP3 | MP4


C# 4.0 Video Series:

This video series shows new features in pre-release versions of C# 4.0 and explains how to use them.

#1 | How Do I: Named and Optional Parameters in C# 4.0?
(10 minutes, 9 seconds)

#2 | How Do I: COM Interop and Office in C# 4.0?
(10 minutes, 13 seconds)

#3 | How Do I: Use Covariance and Contravariance in VS 2010 Part I?
(8 minutes, 22 seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Use Covariance and Contravariance in VS 2010 Part II?
(11 minutes 19 seconds)


How Do I Use the Visual Studio IDE:

This series features techniques you can use to enhance the development process in the Visual Studio IDE. Tips for C# and VB developers highlight how they can use built in features of the IDE to create code more quickly and more efficiently. Presented by Charlie Calvert

#1 | How Do I Use Highlight References in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE
(4 Minutes, 8 Seconds)

#2 | How Do I use Code Snippets in the Visual Studio IDE
(9 Minutes, 42 Seconds)

#3 | How Do I Use Generate from Usage in Visual Studio 2010?
(7 Minutes, 35 Seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Use the Call Hierarchy with DJ Park?
(6 Minutes, 39 Seconds)

#5 | How Do I: Step with The Debugger in Visual Studio?
(7 Minutes, 56 Seconds)

#6 | How Do I: Refactor my Code in Visual Studio?
(08 Minutes, 16 Seconds)

#7 | How Do I: Refactor my Code with Visual Studio Part II?
(8 Minutes, 41 Seconds)


SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 Video Series:

This how-to video series is focused on SharePoint 2010 development using Visual Studio 2010. You will need Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher and SharePoint 2010 Foundation or Server installed. For more information see Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint Server. Presented by Ben Hedges

#1 | How Do I: Create Visual Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(05 minutes, 44 seconds)

#2 | How Do I: Create Sequential Workflows for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(6 minutes, 26 seconds)

#3 | How Do I: Create State Machine Workflows for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(15 minutes, 50 seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Create Event Receivers for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(5 minutes, 4 seconds)

#5 | How Do I: Create Content Types for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(4 minutes, 14 seconds)

#6 | How Do I: Create List Definitions for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(6 minutes, 21 seconds)

#7 | How Do I: Create Site Definitions for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?
(5 minutes, 36 seconds)

#8 | How Do I: Import a SharePoint Site Definition using Visual Studio 2010?
(6 minutes, 13 seconds)

#9 | How Do I: Create a Business Data Connectivity Model for SharePoint 2010 Using Visual Studio 2010?
(11 minutes, 48 seconds)


Office Development with Visual Studio 2010 Video Series:

This how-to video series is focused on Office development using Visual Studio 2010. You will need Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher and Office 2007 or 2010 installed.

#1 | How Do I: Retarget an Outlook Add-In from .NET Framework 3.5 to .NET Framework 4?
(10 minutes, 06 seconds)

#2 | How Do I: Retarget a Word 2007 Add-In from .NET Framework 3.5 to .NET Framework 4 that uses Smart Tags?
(9 minutes, 11 seconds)

#3 | How Do I: Take Advantage of C# 2010 Language Improvements in Office Projects?
(9 minutes, 37 seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Deploy Multiple Office 2010 Projects in One Package?
(13 minutes, 29 seconds)

#5 | How Do I: Write a Post Deployment Action in Visual Studio 2010 to Copy Office Documents to End User Computers?
(8 minutes, 55 seconds)

#6 | How Do I: Deploy Office 2007 and Office 2010 Projects that Target .NET Framework 3.5 and .NET Framework 4?
(10 minutes, 44 seconds)


WPF Forms with Entity Framework Video Series:

This how-to video series is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Entity Framework for data access in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. It is recommended you watch these videos in order because each one builds upon techniques shown in the previous video. Presented by Beth Massi

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server Express and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Basic 2008 Express Service Pack 1
Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpfdatavideos

#1 | How Do I: Get Started with Entity Framework in WPF Applications?
(17 minutes, 33 seconds)

#2 | How Do I: Build a WPF Data Entry Form Using Entity Framework?
(24 minutes, 42 seconds)

#3 | How Do I: Create a WPF Lookup Combobox using Entity Framework?
(24 minutes, 27 seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Hook Up and Display Validation in WPF using Entity Framework?
(29 minutes, 24 seconds)

#5 | How Do I: Build a WPF Master-Detail Data Entry Form Using Entity Framework?
(36 minutes, 20 seconds)


Practical Entity Framework for C#:

#1 | Practical Entity Framework for C#: Explore Entity Framework
(11 minutes 52 seconds)

#2 | Practical Entity Framework for C#: Compiled Queries in Entity Framework
(6 minutes 16 seconds)

#3 | Practical Entity Framework for C#: Entity Framework for ASP.NET
(12 minutes 8 seconds)

#4 | Practical Entity Framework for C#: Stored Procedures in Entity Framework
(7 minutes 52 seconds)

#5 | Practical Entity Framework for C#: Paging
(11 minutes 52 seconds)


WPF Forms over Data Video Series:

This how-to video series is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. Presented by Beth Massi

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server Express and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Basic 2008 Express Service Pack 1
Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpfdatavideos

#1 | How Do I: Create a Simple Data Entry Form in WPF?
(24 minutes, 32 seconds)

#2 | How Do I: Display Data in a List in WPF?
(11 minutes, 47 seconds)

#3 | How Do I: Create a Lookup Combobox in WPF?
(23 minutes, 43 seconds)

#4 | How Do I: Hook Up and Display Validation in WPF?
(22 minutes, 20 seconds)

#5 | How Do I: Edit Tabular Data in WPF?
(31 minutes, 3 seconds)

#6 | How Do I: Create a Master-Detail Data Entry Form in WPF?
(24 minutes, 58 seconds)

#7 | How Do I: Format Data in WPF Controls?
(11 minutes, 22 seconds)


Windows Forms Controls Series:

This how-to video series is dedicated to getting beginner Visual C# developers productive with some of the most common Windows Forms controls, showing how to use them in Visual C#.

#1: How to Add Audio Part 1
(6 minutes, 28 seconds)

#2: How to add Audio Part 2
(5 minutes, 3 seconds)

#3: Customizing the Button Control
(9 minutes, 4 seconds)

#4: How to use the Dialog Controls
(12 minutes, 24 seconds)

#5: How to use the FlowLayout Panel
(6 minutes, 23 seconds)

#6: How to create a System Tray application using the NotifyIcon control
(6 minutes, 45 seconds)

#7: How to call other applications using the Process control
(7 minutes, 34 seconds)

#8: How to use the SplitContainer control
(5 minutes, 34 seconds)

#9: How to use the TableLayout control
(11 minutes, 26 seconds)

#10: How to use the Timer control
(6 minutes, 38 seconds)

#11: How to use the BackgroundWorker control
(9 minutes, 3 seconds)

#12: How to use the ListView control Part 1
(16 minutes, 42 seconds)

#13: How to use the ListView control Part 2
(17 minutes, 14 seconds)

#14: How to use the MenuStrip control
(11 minutes)

#15: How to use the PictureBox control
(9 minutes, 57 seconds)

#16: How to use the RichTextBox control
(9 minutes, 43 seconds)

#17: How to use the Status Strip control
(14 minutes, 54 seconds)

#18: How to use the Tab control
(8 minutes, 36 seconds)

#19: How to use the ToolStrip control
(7 minutes, 19 seconds)

#20: How to use the TreeView control
(17 minutes, 50 seconds)

#21: How to use the WebBrowser control
(13 minutes, 32 seconds)

#22: How Do I: Add Controls to a Document at Run Time in an Application-Level Add-In?
(6 minutes, 5 seconds)

#23: Deploying Excel Application-level Add-ins with Windows Installer
(6 minutes, 5 seconds)

#24: Deploying Excel Document-level Customizations with Windows Installer
(6 minutes, 5 seconds)

#25: How Do I:Create a report from a database?
(10 minutes, 12 seconds)

#26: How Do I:Create a report from a business object?
(11 minutes, 38 seconds)

#27 | How Do I: Create a Detail Edit Form for Tabular Data or Data in a Grid?
(21 minutes, 50 seconds)


The Developing Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio Video Series:

In this series Jim Nakashima shows how to develop Windows Azure applications with the tools provided in Visual Studio.
Presented by: Charlie Calvert

#1 | Windows Azure: Getting the Tools, Creating a Project, Creating Roles and Configuration
(14 minutes, 26 seconds)

#2 | Running and Debugging a Windows Azure Application Locally with Visual Studio
(6 minutes, 11 seconds)

#3 | Deploying Windows Azure Applications from Visual Studio
(6 minutes, 56 seconds)



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October 21, 2010

C# Learning Resources and Tutorials

Microsoft provides lots of C# Learning Resources and Tutorials. These are for both the beginner and the experienced developer.


C# Fundamentals:
 - Introduction to the C# Programming Language
 - Introduction to Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
 - Getting Started with Visual C# (2010)
 - Introduction to the C# Language (2010)
 - New Features in C# 4.0
 - C# 4.0 Language Specification


Learning C# by Topic:
 - New to Development
 - Programming Fundamentals
 - Algorithms and Data Structures
 - Application Development
 - Class Library Development
 - Debugger and Debugging
 - Language
 - Tools
 - LINQ


Microsoft Learning Resources:

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!
Make building new programming skills fun and fast with a quick-start, project-based approach!

Programming Microsoft LINQ
Ideal reference for learning to write queries natively in Visual C# or Visual Basic with LINQ

Collection 6464: Visual Studio 2008 ADO.NET 3.5
This 20-hour collection provides you with the knowledge and skills to work with ADO.NET 3.5 in Visual Studio 2008. Topics covered in the collection include: -Database access by using ADO.NET 3.5 app...

   More Learning Resources >


Channel 9 C# Videos:

Florida DotNetMinute #20 - Scott Dorman and his new CSharp Book
Scott Dorman of Tampa Florida talks to us about hi... more

Whirlwind 14: What's new in C# 4 - Events
ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle of Microsoft a... more

Whirlwind 13: What's new in C# 4 - Covariance & Contravariance
ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle of Microsoft a... more

Whirlwind 12: What's new in C# 4 - More COM Love
ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle of Microsoft a... more

Whirlwind 11: What's new in C# 4 - Named & Optional Parameters
ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle of Microsoft a... more

   More Channel 9 Videos >


See all "How do I" Videos


Other Visual C# Videos and Webcasts



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October 6, 2010

Articles and Tutorials at Developer It Blogs

Developer It Blogs  provides a mashup of well written and interesting software and web development learning articles and tutorials. Topics and areas covered include C#, C++, Java, AJAX, PHP, JavaScript, dotNET, jQuery, ASP .NET, iPhone, Linux, Python, MySQL, SQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Eclipse, Android, Windows, Ruby-on-Rails, CSS, XML, Silverlight, Flash, Flex, Winforms. These documents are for both beginner and more advanced developers.


Top 50 Articles at Developer IT:

 - How To Start Your Own Professional Blog with WordPress
 - How to get full query string parameters not UrlDecoded
 - Fake ISAPI Handler to serve static files with extention that are rewritted by url rewriter
 - Outlook add email account: requested operation failed
 - More than 100,000 articles !
 - C# development with Mono and MonoDevelop
 - ASP.NET MVC Html.DropDownListFor Select value
 - Official BETA release of Developer IT
 - Lots of first chance Microsoft.CSharp.RuntimeBinderExceptions thrown when dealing with dynamics
 - Good SQL error handling in Strored Procedure
 - Remove accents from String .NET
 - How to obtain a random sub-datatable from another data table
 - Getting "Using two-stage rotation animation" warning with UIImagePickerController
 - The binary you uploaded was invalid. A pre-release beta version of the SDK was used to build the app
 - Info on UIDeviceFamily key in Info.plist
 - Android save Checkbox State in ListView with Cursor Adapter
 - Data Formatters temporarily unavailable
 - ASP.Net MVC 2 DropDownListFor in EditorTemplate
 - The provided URI scheme 'https' is invalid; expected 'http'. Parameter name: via
 - Core i7-620M vs Core i5-540M
 - How to decrypt an encrypted Apple iTunes iPhone backup?
 - Problem with video playback on iPad with MPMoviePlayerViewController
 - Android - HorizontalScrollView within ScrollView Touch Handling
 - RadioButtonFor in ASP.NET MVC 2
 - A valid provisioning profile for this executable was not found
 - "Parse Error : There is a problem parsing the package" while installing Android application
 - SSLException: HelloRequest followed by an unexpected handshake message
 - ipad - UIActionSheet inside a UIPopOverController... popover not dismissing...
 - Android - "Resources don't contain package for resource number"
 - iTextSharp Creating a Footer Page # of #
 - Open DateTime picker C# control programatically
 - Missing Edit Option on Silverlight 4 DataForm
 - iPhone Simulator 3.x not listed after upgrading to XCode 3.2.3 Beta4 with OS 4.0
 - Using MPMoviePlayerViewController full screen in iPad app that's not fully ported from iPad...yet.
 - AVAudioRecorder - Continue recording to file after user stops recording by leaving the application a
 - Android 1.6: "android.view.WindowManager$BadTokenException: Unable to add window -- token null is no
 - Two-Stage Rotation Warnings
 - Problem with bluetooth on android 2.1 (samsung spica i5700) where pairing works but connection does
 - Ext JS Tab Panel - Dynamic Tabs - Tab Exists Not Working
 - How to clean the virus which opens Nuevaq.fm on IE and blocks many other applications?
 - android View not attached to window manager...
 - Border image on UIView
 - Windows Can't Find SepSysPlant.exe?
 - Can't dispatch DDM chunk 46454154: no handler defined - Eclipse - Android SDK
 - Uncompiled WCF on IIS7: The type could not be found
 - iPad custom Keyboard GUI
 - MVC2 EditorTemplate for DropDownList
 - Should one replace the usage addJSONData of jqGrid to the usage of setGridParam(), and trigger('relo
 - Mysterious dbboon folder with proxy.php file on my godaddy account
 - FB.ui stream.publish in an iframe application shows a popup instead of an iframe dialog


Popular Posts at Developer IT:

 - How To Start Your Own Professional Blog with WordPress
 - How to get full query string parameters not UrlDecoded
 - Fake ISAPI Handler to serve static files with extention that are rewritted by url rewriter
 - Outlook add email account: requested operation failed
 - More than 100,000 articles !
 - C# development with Mono and MonoDevelop
 - ASP.NET MVC Html.DropDownListFor Select value
 - Official BETA release of Developer IT
 - Lots of first chance Microsoft.CSharp.RuntimeBinderExceptions thrown when dealing with dynamics
 - Good SQL error handling in Strored Procedure
 - Remove accents from String .NET
 - How to obtain a random sub-datatable from another data table
 - Getting "Using two-stage rotation animation" warning with UIImagePickerController
 - The binary you uploaded was invalid. A pre-release beta version of the SDK was used to build the app
 - Info on UIDeviceFamily key in Info.plist



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