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

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++   6 Unleashed. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 1. A C# Programming Tour

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Building a simple, yet functional, C# application
  • Letting a user browse a hard drive
  • Displaying a picture from a file on disk
  • Getting familiar with some programming lingo
  • Learning about the Visual Studio—C# IDE

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Starting C#
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating a New Project
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding the C# Environment
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Changing the Characteristics of Objects
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Naming Objects
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Setting the Text Property of the Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Giving the Form an Icon
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Changing the Size of the Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Adding Controls to a Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Designing an Interface
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Adding an Invisible Control to a Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Coding an Interface
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Running a Project

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) Test your understanding with the Q&A .
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the onlineWorkshop .
    Return here after completing your Workshop session.
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