Developing Applications Using VB 2008/2010: Vol 2, Part 5 of 5

Developing Applications Using VB 2008/2010: Vol 2, Part 5 of 5

LearnNow Online
Updated Oct 25, 2018

Course description

In this course you will learn about important development topics that are not normally covered in a beginning Windows application programming course. Starting with an introduction to .NET interoperability, you will work through crucial topics such as saving objects to a stream using .NET Serialization, creating and displaying reports, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), working with multiple-document interface (MDI) applications, and drawing your own user interfaces using the System.Drawing namespace. You will dig deeper into working with the most complex built-in controls, the DataGridView control, how to interact with printers and how to print documents. You’ll also investigate several new Visual Studio 2008 features, including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), new deployment features using ClickOnce, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and new support for Office 2007 products using Visual Studio Tools for Office. You are certain to find many topics here that will extend your knowledge, your capabilities, and your value as a developer.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.

Meet the experts

Ken Getz

Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.

Robert Green

Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.

Video Runtime

145 Minutes

Time to complete

185 Minutes

Course Outline

Module 13

GDI Drawing (43:24)

  • Introduction (00:50)
  • Intoducing Drawing (01:47)
  • Demo: Painting on a Form (02:33)
  • Learn to Paint (01:37)
  • Graphics Class (00:46)
  • Getting a Graphics Object (01:24)
  • Graphics Class Members (00:47)
  • Demo: Draw "Hello World" (11:41)
  • Owner-Drawn Controls (01:00)
  • DrawMode Property Values (01:04)
  • Demo: DrawMode Properties (07:29)
  • DrawItemEventArgs (01:07)
  • Different Item Heights (00:34)
  • Demo: Different Heights (03:32)
  • Creating Images on Menus (01:00)
  • Demo: Menu Images (05:13)
  • Summary (00:53)

Non-Rectangular Forms (27:10)

  • Introduction (00:39)
  • Non-Rectangular Forms (01:09)
  • Form"s Region Property (00:52)
  • Demo: GraphicsPath (05:48)
  • Setting TransparencyKey (00:54)
  • Demo: TransparencyKey (02:24)
  • Modifying Form"s UI (00:46)
  • WMP Skins (01:05)
  • Drawing Images (00:47)
  • Demo: Drawing Images (02:52)
  • Displaying Part of an Image (01:16)
  • Demo: Part of an Image (04:52)
  • Demo: Drag the Form (02:55)
  • Summary (00:44)
Module 14

VSTO Excel (37:00)

  • Introduction (01:31)
  • Office Projects in VS 2008 (01:45)
  • What Can You Do with Office? (00:44)
  • What Kinds of Applications? (01:04)
  • Doc vs. App Customizations (01:42)
  • Create an Excel Add-In (01:10)
  • Ribbon Customizations (01:32)
  • Demo: Excel Add-In (14:15)
  • Custom Task Pane (00:51)
  • In This Example (00:34)
  • Demo: Task Pane (09:35)
  • Summary (02:13)

VSTO Word (23:26)

  • Introduction (02:19)
  • Content Control Types (00:44)
  • Managed Wrappers (00:46)
  • Form using Content Controls (00:52)
  • Demo: Content Controls (11:33)
  • Demo: Data Binding (05:31)
  • Summary (01:39)

VSTO Outlook (14:27)

  • Introduction (01:28)
  • Outlook Form Regions (00:15)
  • Types of Form Regions (01:32)
  • Demo: Outlook Add-In (06:39)
  • Demo: Populate Message (03:43)
  • Summary (00:48)