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Up and Running with C#
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Up and Running with C#

with Gerry O'Brien

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Gerry O'Brien and welcome to Up and Running with C#.
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  1. 2m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      27s
    3. Using the exercise files
      34s
    4. Using challenges
      46s
  2. 18m 10s
    1. A brief history of C#
      3m 32s
    2. Installing C#
      5m 9s
    3. Introducing Visual Studio
      9m 29s
  3. 1h 4m
    1. Understanding the C# data types
      10m 14s
    2. Understanding program flow
      5m 11s
    3. Working with for loops
      6m 30s
    4. Building foreach loops
      1m 51s
    5. Using a while loop
      3m 31s
    6. Testing conditions with if
      5m 1s
    7. Controlling program flow with switch
      2m 45s
    8. Using variables
      7m 24s
    9. Challenge: Count to 10
      27s
    10. Solution: Count to 10
      1m 46s
    11. Introducing functions
      2m 22s
    12. Building functions that don't return a value
      7m 46s
    13. Building functions that return a value
      6m 3s
    14. Challenge: Add two numbers with a function
      39s
    15. Solution: Add two numbers with a function
      3m 23s
  4. 42m 6s
    1. Understanding C# class files
      7m 17s
    2. Introducing encapsulation
      10m 10s
    3. Using inheritance
      3m 15s
    4. Exploring polymorphism
      5m 51s
    5. Using namespaces
      5m 19s
    6. Exploring the Base Class Library (BCL)
      4m 23s
    7. Challenge: Create and instantiate a class
      46s
    8. Solution: Create and instantiate a class
      5m 5s
  5. 28m 11s
    1. Catching errors with try-catch-finally
      7m 25s
    2. Understanding exception flow
      5m 8s
    3. Throwing exceptions
      6m 6s
    4. Working with exception classes in the .NET Framework
      3m 56s
    5. Challenge: Handle an error
      48s
    6. Solution: Handle an error
      4m 48s
  6. 12m 34s
    1. Working with the garbage collector
      5m 7s
    2. Using destructors
      3m 17s
    3. Introducing IDisposable
      4m 10s
  7. 16m 7s
    1. Using generics
      6m 51s
    2. Building collections
      5m 7s
    3. Challenge: Create an object and store string values in it
      28s
    4. Solution: Create an object and store string values in it
      3m 41s
  8. 10m 32s
    1. Exploring a Windows Phone application
      5m 20s
    2. Building a Windows 8.1 application
      5m 12s
  9. 45s
    1. Next steps
      45s

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Up and Running with C#
3h 16m Beginner Jun 04, 2014

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C# is the language at the heart of many Windows applications, including Windows Phone and Windows Store apps. And if you have a programming background, you can get up and running with C# in as little as three hours using this course. Author Gerry O'Brien introduces C# and the Visual Studio IDE; the core language elements such as data types, variables, constants, functions, and loops; and object-oriented programming with classes and namespaces. Plus, learn how to handle exceptions with the try-catch-finally mechanism and manage memory resources. Then get a brief tour of two fully functional Windows Phone and Windows Store apps to see what the final results look like. There are also five challenge videos that allow you to test your C# prowess, and five matching videos where Gerry explains the correct solutions.

Topics include:
  • Installing C#
  • Working with loops
  • Controlling program flow
  • Using variables
  • Building functions
  • Creating and instantiating classes
  • Catching errors
  • Managing resources with the garbage collector
  • Building collections
Subjects:
Developer Programming Languages
Software:
C#
Author:
Gerry O'Brien

Welcome

Hi, I'm Gerry O'Brien and welcome to Up and Running with C#. In this course I'll introduce you to the C# language, and the visual studio integrated development environment. Throughout the course we'll take a look at core C# language elements such as data types, variables, constants, and program flow with looping and decision structures. We'll also take a look at how to create functions in your C# application. Being a fully object-oriented programming language, C# fully supports class files, and name spaces.

And we'll also take a brief tour of the base class library. Exceptions happen in your program from time to time, so we'll introduce the try catch finally structured exception handling mechanism. Also, resource management in C#, through the use of the Garbage Collector, helps you manage memory resources used by your application. C# also includes support for generics, and many different types of collections. We'll take a look at those as well. And finally, we'll give you a brief tour of a Windows phone application written in C#, and a Windows store application written in C# as well.

So I hope you're excited. Let's get started with Up and Running with C#.

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