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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson  8. Core Language Concepts in Visual Basic .NET and C#

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What the different .NET languages offer
  • Different data types in .NET
  • How to declare and use variables
  • Different scope options for variables
  • How to implement operators
  • How to implement looping structures
  • How to implement decision structures

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Languages in the .NET Framework
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding CLS Data Types in Visual Basic .NET and C#
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Declaring Variables in Visual Basic .NET and C
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding Operators
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Decision Structures

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Exercises to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Quiz.
    Return here after completing your hands-on exercises.


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