Microsoft 2546: Core Windows Forms Technologies
with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005


Valor:

Pré-requisitos
Before attending this workshop, students must: • Be able to manage a solution environment using the Visual Studio 2005 integrated development environment (IDE) and tools • Understand Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and the Common Language Runtime • Be able to program an application using a .NET Framework 2.0 compliant language • Know how to make assemblies available to other applications • Have a basic understanding of XML, including XML declaration, elements, attributes, and namespaces.

Conteúdo Programático
O Material deste treinamento é oficial Microsoft e em INGLÊS.

This three-day instructor-led workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop Microsoft( Windows( Forms applications using Microsoft Visual Studio( 2005. The workshop focuses on user interfaces, program structure, and implementation details.

Course Outline
Unit 1: Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application

This unit introduces the fundamental skills required to create a
simple Windows Forms application. It explains how to configure
form properties and how to add controls to a form. It also deals
with events and explains how to create event handlers at design
time and run time.

Lessons

• Components of a Windows Forms User Interface

• Event Handling in a Windows Forms Application


Lab 1: Creating a Simple Windows Forms Application

• Exercise 1. Adding and Configuring Windows Forms and Controls

• Exercise 2. Creating Event Handlers and Monitoring Events

• Exercise 3. Adding Controls and Handlers at Run Time

• Exercise 4. Adding a Form Keyboard Handler (if time permits)


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe the various components of a Windows Forms application.

• Explain how to handle events in a Windows Forms application.

• Add and configure Windows Forms and controls.

• Create event handlers and monitor events.

• Add controls and handlers to a form at run time.

• Apply best practices when designing forms.


Unit 2: Configuring Standard Controls

This unit introduces many of the controls from the Visual Studio
Toolbox. It teaches how to add and configure these controls and
explains how to group them into different categories by function.

Lesson

• Windows Forms Controls by Function


Lab 2: Configuring Standard Controls

• Exercise 1. Creating the EmployeeViewer Form

• Exercise 2. Creating the ReportGenerator Form

• Exercise 3. Creating the ReportGeneratorHelp Form


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the functions of the major categories of
Windows Forms controls.

• Create a form to select and view images by using the SplitContainer,
TreeView, PictureBox, ToolStrip, and other controls.

• Create a form to specify report criteria by using the TableLayoutPanel,
ListView, MonthCalendar, ComboBox, and other controls.

• Create a form to view a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Help file
by using a WebBrowser control.


Unit 3: Building Menus

This unit introduces the MenuStrip control and the ContextMenuStrip
component. It explains how to create and configure form menus and
context menus in an application. It also deals with the ToolStripItems
that can be added to the container of a MenuStrip or ContextMenuStrip.

Lesson

• Menus in Windows Forms


Lab 3: Building Menus

• Exercise 1. Creating and Configuring a MenuStrip Control

• Exercise 2. Creating and Configuring a ContextMenuStrip Component

• Exercise 3. Hiding and Disabling a ToolStripMenuItem

• Exercise 4. Creating and Configuring a ToolStripComboBox
(if time permits)

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the structure of a menu in a Windows Forms application.

• Create and configure a MenuStrip control.

• Create and configure a ContextMenuStrip component.

• Hide and disable a ToolStripMenuItem.

• Apply best practices for menu design and development.


Unit 4: Displaying and Editing Data by Using Data-Bound Controls

This unit introduces the controls that can be used to display data from
a data source. It shows how to use Visual Studio 2005 to create data
sources and add data-bound controls to a form. It also demonstrates
how to use the DataGridView control to display and update data
retrieved by using a data source.

Lessons

• Binding Data to a Control

• DataGridView Control


Lab 4: Displaying and Editing Data by Using Data-Bound Controls

• Exercise 1. Adding a Data Source to a Project

• Exercise 2. Binding Data to a Control

• Exercise 3. Creating a Bound Form by Using the BindingSource
and BindingNavigator Components

• Exercise 4. Displaying Data by Using the DataGridView Control

• Exercise 5. Binding to Data at Run Time (if time permits)


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain simple and complex data binding.

• Describe the scenarios in which the DataGridView control is used.

• Add a data source to a project.

• Bind data to a control at run time.

• Use the BindingSource component and BindingNavigator control
to create a data-bound Windows Form.

• Use the DataGridView control to display and update tabular data
from a data source.


Unit 5: Providing User Assistance and Enhancing Usability

This unit introduces many of the controls and techniques that can be
used to create an application that is flexible and intuitive and that
provides timely feedback to the user. It shows how to add and
configure the available user assistance controls to provide ToolTips,
Help, and information about errors. It also describes the accessibility
features of Windows Forms and explains how to implement
globalization and localization in an application.

Lessons

• Providing User Assistance

• Implementing Accessibility Features

• Implementing Globalization and Localization


Lab 5: Providing User Assistance and Enhancing Usability

• Exercise 1. Adding and Configuring User Assistance Controls

• Exercise 2. Implementing Accessibility Features

• Exercise 3. Implementing Globalization and Localization

• Exercise 4. Running a Procedure at Set Intervals (if time permits)

• Exercise 5. Displaying Data Source Errors (if time permits)


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe the components that can be used to provide user assistance.

• Add and configure user assistance controls on a Windows Form.

• Explain the accessibility features available to implement
in a Windows Forms application.

• Implement accessibility features within a Windows Forms application.

• Explain the high-level processes involved in globalization
and localization in a Windows Forms application.

• Implement globalization and localization in a Windows Form.


Unit 6: Creating Consistent Applications by Using Dialog Boxes
and Forms Inheritance

This unit introduces the built-in dialog boxes that can be used to
prompt users when they are performing common tasks and to
provide users with a familiar interface. It explains how to add
and configure dialog boxes that enable users to open and save
files and to set font and color properties. This unit also explains
how to create and use a custom dialog box. In addition, this unit
explains the concept of forms inheritance and describes how to
create a consistent interface for Windows Forms applications.

Lessons

• Dialog Boxes in a Windows Forms Application

• Windows Forms Inheritance


Lab 6: Creating Consistent Applications by Using Dialog Boxes
and Forms Inheritance

• Exercise 1. Adding and Configuring Dialog Box Components

• Exercise 2. Creating a Custom Dialog Box

• Exercise 3. Implementing Windows Forms Inheritance

• Exercise 4. Modifying an Existing Form to Inherit from a
Base Form (if time permits)


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe the various standard preconfigured dialog boxes available
to a Windows Forms application.

• Explain the concept of Windows Forms inheritance and the reasons
for using inheritance.

• Add and configure dialog box controls on a Windows Form.

• Create a custom dialog box.

• Implement Windows Forms inheritance.


Unit 7: Printing Content and Creating Reports

This unit provides an introduction to the components that can
be used to preview and print reports from a Windows Forms
application. This unit covers the predefined dialog boxes that
simplify the processes involved, and it explains how to use
these dialog boxes to retrieve print settings and page setup
options from the user.

In addition, this unit explains how to display a report in a Windows
Forms application by using the CrystalReportViewer component

Lessons

• Printing in a Windows Forms Application

• Reporting in a Windows Forms Application


Lab 7: Printing Content and Creating Reports

• Exercise 1. Adding Print Capability to a Windows Forms Application

• Exercise 2. Implementing Reporting by Using the
CrystalReportViewer Component


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain how to print a report in a Windows Forms application.

• Describe how to create and view reports in a Windows Forms application.

• Use the components provided with Visual Studio 2005 to add print
capability to a Windows Forms application.

• Display a Crystal report by using the CrystalReportViewer component.


Unit 8: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by Using the
BackgroundWorker Component

This unit introduces the main concepts of asynchronous programming
and then focuses on the BackgroundWorker component. It explains
how to work with the methods and events of the BackgroundWorker
component to add asynchronous functionality to a Windows Forms
application.

Lesson

• Asynchronous Tasks in Windows Forms Applications


Lab 8: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by Using the
BackgroundWorker Component

• Exercise 1. Running and Canceling a Background Process
by Using the BackgroundWorker Component


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the concepts and processes involved in
asynchronous programming.

• Run and cancel a background process by using the
BackgroundWorker component.

• Describe best practices for using the BackgroundWorker component.


Unit 9: Deploying Applications by Using ClickOnce

This unit explains how to deploy a Windows Forms application by
using ClickOnce. It covers the steps required to prepare, publish,
install, and test an application. Finally, this unit explains how to
update an application and how to use the automatic update
feature of ClickOnce.

Lessons

• Windows Forms Application Deployment Options

• ClickOnce Technology Overview


Lab 9: Deploying Applications by Using ClickOnce

• Exercise 1. Publishing a ClickOnce Application

• Exercise 2. Installing and Testing a ClickOnce Application


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the options for deploying a Windows Forms application.

• Explain the key concepts of ClickOnce technology.

• Publish a ClickOnce application.

• Install and test a ClickOnce application.

• Describe best practices for using ClickOnce deployment.