Microsoft 2547: Advanced Windows Forms Technologies
with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005


Valor:

Pré-requisitos
Before attending this workshop, students must: • Have attended or studied Workshop 2546A, Core Windows Forms Technologies with Visual Studio 2005 or possess equivalent knowledge and skills. • Be able to manage a solution environment using the Visual Studio 2005 integrated development environment (IDE) and tools. • Be able to program an application using a .NET Framework 2.0 compliant language, including the use of delegates and events. • Understand advanced concepts including serialization, reflection, application domains, and multithreading.

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

Workshop Outline
Unit 1: Building MDI Applications

This unit explains how to create multiple-document interface (MDI)
applications that enable one parent window to host multiple
documents. It demonstrates how to create MDI parent and child
forms and how to determine the active MDI child and work with
information on it. It also explains how to implement menu merging
in an MDI application to make the menu on the parent form relevant
to the active child form.

Lessons

• Windows Forms Layout Options

• What Are MDI Applications?


Lab 1: Building MDI Applications

• Exercise 1. Creating MDI Parent and Child Forms

• Exercise 2. Displaying and Comparing Information
on MDI Child Forms

• Exercise 3. Implementing Menu Merging in MDI Applications


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Compare the different layout styles for Microsoft Windows
Forms applications.

• Explain the key concepts and processes involved in
implementing an MDI application.

• Create MDI parent and child forms.

• Display and compare information on MDI child forms.

• Implement menu merging in an MDI application.


Unit 2: Customizing Windows Forms and Controls

This unit explains how to develop custom Microsoft Windows
Forms and controls. Students will learn how to develop user
controls, use GDI+ operations, and create new controls that
inherit from the Control class. In addition, it demonstrates how
to create a nonrectangular Windows Form and how to add
features such as attributes and Toolbox bitmaps to controls.

Lesson

• What Are the Methods of Authoring Controls for Windows Forms?

• Ways to Draw a User Interface by Using GDI+

• Creating a Nonrectangular Windows Form


Lab 2: Customizing Windows Forms and Controls

• Exercise 1. Creating a Control That Inherits from an Existing Control

• Exercise 2. Creating a Nonrectangular Windows Form

• Exercise 3. Creating a Custom User Control


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the methods of authoring controls for Windows Forms.

• Draw a user interface by using GDI+.

• Create a control that inherits from an existing control.

• Create a nonrectangular Windows Form.

• Create a custom user control.


Unit 3: Creating Customized Print Components

This unit explains how to print content from a Microsoft Windows
Forms application by using the printing features of GDI+. Students
will learn how to keep track of multiple pages when printing and
render page content correctly.

Lesson

• Printing Features That Are Supported by .NET Framework 2.0

• Drawing Print Document Content by Using GDI+


Lab 3: Creating Customized Print Components

• Exercise 1. Printing a Report by Using GDI+

• Exercise 2. Creating a Customized Print Preview Dialog Box
(if time permits)

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe the printing features that are supported by
.NET Framework 2.0.

• Explain how to use GDI+ to draw print document content.

• Print content by using GDI+.

• Describe best practices for creating custom print components.


Unit 4: Performing Drag-and-Drop Operations and Implementing
Clipboard Support

This unit introduces the properties, methods, and events that can
be used to implement drag-and-drop functionality in a Microsoft
Windows Forms application. Students will learn how to start and
finish drag-and-drop operations and, specifically, how to implement
drag-and-drop operations with a TreeView control. In addition, this
unit demonstrates how to use the Clipboard to store and retrieve data.

Lessons

• Drag-and-Drop Operations in Windows Forms Applications

• Adding Clipboard Support in Windows Forms Applications


Lab 4: Performing Drag-and-Drop Operations and Implementing
Clipboard Support

• Exercise 1. Implementing Drag-and-Drop Functionality in a
Windows Forms Application

• Exercise 2. Adding Clipboard Support to an Application

• Exercise 3. Performing Drag-and-Drop Operations by Using
TextBox and PictureBox Controls (if time permits)


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe the phases of a drag-and-drop operation.

• Describe the methods that you can use to provide Clipboard support.

• Implement drag-and-drop functionality in a Windows Forms application.

• Add Clipboard support to an application.


Unit 5: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by Using
Multithreaded Techniques

This unit demonstrates how to create Microsoft Windows Forms
applications that can run tasks in the background. It explains
how to make use of the asynchronous methods and other
features of components that support the Asynchronous Pattern
for Components. Students will also learn how to use the classes
in theSystem.Threading namespace to run one or more tasks in
the background by using multiple threads in an application.

Lessons

• Asynchronous Programming in Windows Forms Applications

• Creating Thread-Safe Applications


Lab 5: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by
Using Multithreaded Techniques

• Exercise 1. Loading a Bitmap Asynchronously

• Exercise 2. Performing Calculations by Using Multithreading


After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Explain the concepts and processes that are involved in performing
asynchronous programming.

• Load a bitmap into a Windows Forms application asynchronously.

• Perform multiple simultaneous calculations on a form
by using multithreading.

Unit 6: Enhancing the Presentation of Windows Forms Applications

This unit describes several of the features that can be used when
creating professional-looking applications. Students will learn how
to build a Windows Form that has the appearance of Microsoft Office
Outlook and how to configure a customized master/detail DataGridView
control. In addition, this unit explains how to incorporate the PropertyGrid
component and application settings features that enable users to edit
and save their preferences.

Lessons

• Enhancing Application User Interfaces

• Customizing the DataGridView Control

• Application Settings and the PropertyGrid Control


Lab 6: Enhancing the Presentation of Windows Forms Applications

• Exercise 1. Programming the DataGridView Control

• Exercise 2. Viewing and Persisting Application Settings by Using
the PropertyGrid Control

• Exercise 3. Implementing a User Interface in the Style of Outlook
by Using RAD Features

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

• Describe several key features involved in enhancing
an application user interface.

• Describe how to customize the DataGridView control.

• Explain the concepts of Windows Forms application settings
and thePropertyGrid control.

• Program the DataGridView control.

• View and persist application settings by using the
PropertyGrid control.

• Implement a user interface in the style of Outlook by using rapid
application development (RAD) features.