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Windows Forms Using C# Training


This five-day Windows Forms training course provides a practical, hands-on introduction to GUI development using Windows Forms and C#. This five-day version of the course introduces database programming in Windows and includes extensive coverage of powerful .NET Windows Forms features, such as modern controls, data binding, and ClickOnce deployment for creating smart client applications.

The course begins with a fundamental discussion of Windows Forms architecture and programming simple Windows Forms applications "from scratch". Then the use of Visual Studio 2005 and the Forms Designer is introduced, which is used throughout the remainder of the course. Simple controls are covered, such as buttons, labels, textboxes, checkboxes, radio buttons and group boxes. List controls are surveyed, including list box, combo box, list view, and DomainUpDown. Dialogs are discussed in detail, including modal and modeless dialogs and associated controls. Menus, toolbars and status bars are covered. Advanced topics are introduced, including parent/child and owner/owned relationships, MDI, programming the Clipboard, and visual inheritance.

More advanced controls are introduced, including the tree view and tab control. Resources are discussed, including their use in localization. The Application class is covered. Applications settings are discussed, including use of configuration files and the Registry. The course concludes with an introduction to data access in Windows applications and with coverage of .NET Windows Forms features.

Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided. The student will receive a comprehensive set of notes and all the programming examples.

Course Goals

  • Understand the fundamentals of Windows Forms architecture
  • Acquire proficiency in the use of Visual Studio to create professional class Windows applications
  • Gain a thorough grounding in the important controls provided by Windows Forms
  • Learn how to implement dialogs, menus, toolbars and status bars
  • Learn how to use advanced controls, such as tree views, splitters and tabbed dialogs
  • Understand the use of resources and application settings in Windows Forms applications
  • Learn how to implement data access using ADO.NET and binding of controls
  • Gain an understanding of new controls, data binding and ClickOnce deployment

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This course is designed for experienced application developers and architects responsible for developing Windows GUI applications in a Microsoft environment.


Students should be experienced programming the .NET Framework using C#.

Course Format

This is a hands-on course. We apply a powerful learning cycle of short lecture, examples and labs on each topic. Each student gets lab code, the entire course content printed out (organized in a ring binder) as well as laminated reference sheets, when applicable.

Course Duration

Five days, 8:30 AM-4:15 PM; typically ends by 2:30 PM on Friday.


$2,600 / person. Group discounts available. Large discounts for On-site Training with 8 students or more.

Financial Aid

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Course Details

Course Schedule and Location

  • Windows Forms Using C# On-site training - We come to your company to train your employees.

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