Customizing and Managing Multithreaded Applications with Visual Basic 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

This course examines how .NET allows you to customize the look and feel of an application based on user culture. It also demonstrates how applications can manage multiple tasks through the use of asynchronous programming patterns and the Task Parallel Library, or TPL. Specific areas covered include UI customization, animation, localization, various application multithreading options, and Parallel LINQ Queries or PLINQ.
This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist (TS): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-511). Passing this exam will earn the learner the MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications certification.

Target Audience

All organizations or individual consultants who are using or intend to use the .NET Framework 4 with Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Basic 2010 to develop Windows applications; corporate employees, consultants, and university or college students who are preparing for the associated Technology Specialist (TS): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-511).

Prerequisites

A good knowledge of Visual Basic 2010 and familiarity with Visual Studio, having a minimum one year’s experience working with these technologies.

Expected Duration

210 min.

Course Objectives

UI Customization in WPF with Visual Basic 2010

  • use styles to design the look and feel of UI controls
  • use templates to change the appearance of controls
  • create triggers
  • Animation in WPF with Visual Basic 2010

  • use animation in a WPF application
  • Globalization and Windows Forms Localization

  • recognize the process for globalizing a Windows application
  • localize Windows forms using Visual Studio
  • Localization in Windows Applications with Visual Basic 2010

  • localize elements in a WPF application
  • Customizing and Localizing the UI and Using Animation

    Multithreading Techniques with Visual Basic 2010

  • recognize how to program with timer callbacks
  • describe the concept of multithreading and recognize how to make thread safe calls
  • recognize characteristics of the event-based asynchronous pattern
  • Parallel Programming with Visual Basic 2010

  • recognize how to perform data parallelism
  • implement the task class and task parallelism
  • run and cancel PLINQ queries
  • Drag and Drop Operations with Visual Basic 2010

  • perform a drag and drop operation in Windows forms
  • implement drag and drop in WPF
  • Multithreaded Windows Applications and Drag and Drop

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