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ISBN: 0133379337 
© 2014, pp. 1017

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VC#101—Introduction to Visual C# for Non-Programmers: Part 1Minimize

This introductory, 5-day, lecture-and-lab course teaches people with little or no programming experience how to program with the Visual C# programming language. Topics include introductory object-oriented programming, algorithmic thinking, problem solving, control statements, primitive types, operators, keyboard input, screen output, methods (user-defined and API), arrays and strings. The course offers extensive laboratory experience. Solutions are provided for laboratory exercises. The course includes approximately 60% lecture and 40% laboratory exercises. After taking this course, students will be prepared to take VC#102—Introduction to Visual C# for Non-Programmers: Part 2

Our introductory classes emphasize achieving program clarity through the proven software-development techniques. Nonprogrammers learn skills that underlie good programming through dozens of complete, working programs—we call this the live-code approach. This hands-on approach rapidly builds the confidence of new programmers, because all programming concepts are presented in the context in which they will be used.


  • Little or no previous programming experience
  • General familiarity with your operating system environment
  • Ability to create and edit text files


Introduction to the Visual Studio Express 2012 IDE

  • Covered in the context of all the examples presented

Introduction to C# Applications

  • A Simple C# Application: Displaying a Line of Text
  • Creating Your Simple Application in Visual C# Express
  • Modifying Your Simple C# Application
  • Formatting Text with Console.Write and Console.WriteLine
  • Another C# Application: Adding Integers
  • Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators

Introduction to Classes and Objects

  • Classes, Objects, Methods, Properties and Instance Variables
  • Declaring a Class with a Method and Instantiating an Object of a Class
  • Declaring a Method with a Parameter
  • Instance Variables, Properties and Auto-Implemented Properties
  • Software Engineering with Properties and set and get Accessors
  • Value Types vs. Reference Types
  • Initializing Objects with Constructors
  • Floating-Point Numbers and Type decimal

Control Statements: Part 1

  • Algorithms
  • Pseudocode
  • Control Structures
  • if Single-Selection Statement
  • if…else Double-Selection Statement
  • while Repetition Statement
  • Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition
  • Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition
  • Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements
  • Compound Assignment Operators
  • Increment and Decrement Operators
  • Simple Types

Control Statements: Part 2

  • Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition
  • for Repetition Statement
  • Examples Using the for Statement
  • do…while Repetition Statement
  • switch Multiple-Selection Statement
  • break and continue Statements
  • Logical Operators

Methods: A Deeper Look

  • static Methods, static Variables and Class Math
  • Declaring Methods with Multiple Parameters
  • Notes on Declaring and Using Methods
  • Method Call Stack and Activation Records
  • Argument Promotion and Casting
  • The Framework Class Library
  • Case Study: Random-Number Generation
  • Scaling and Shifting Random Numbers
  • Random-Number Repeatability for Testing and Debugging
  • Case Study: A Game of Chance (Introducing Enumerations)
  • Scope of Declarations
  • Method Overloading
  • Passing Arguments: Pass-by-Value vs. Pass-by-Reference


  • Declaring and Creating Arrays
  • Examples Using Arrays
  • Case Study: Card Shuffling and Dealing Simulation
  • foreach Statement
  • Passing Arrays and Array Elements to Methods
  • Passing Arrays by Value and by Reference
  • Case Study: Class GradeBook Using an Array to Store Grades
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Case Study: Class GradeBook Using a Rectangular Array
  • Variable-Length Argument Lists
  • Using Command-Line Arguments


  • $12,995 lecture fee for up to 20 students maximum.
  • Client purchases the books, at its own expense, directly from Pearson (the publisher) at the discounted Deitel rate.
  • Instructor Travel Reimbursement (if travel is required).

Courses in the Visual C# Curriculum

Advanced Visual C# 2008Visual C# 2008 for Java or C++ ProgrammersVisual C# 2008 for Visual Basic, C or COBOL ProgrammersIntroduction to Visual C# 2008 for Non-Programmers: Part 2Introduction to Visual C# 2008 for Non-Programmers: Part 1


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