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McTs Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Application Development with Microsoft .Net Framework 4by Matthew A Stoecker
Synopses & Reviews
Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-505and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what youve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:
Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD.
You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answersincluding a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
Your kit includes:
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Book News Annotation:
Designed for programmers intending to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist examination 70-511, this guide provides instructions and exercises focused on key aspects of programming with the .NET Framework 4. The work outlines basic examination tasks including building a user interface, events and commands, managing content, data binding, validating user inputs and testing and debugging applications and individual chapters include code examples, screen shots, practice projects and review questions. A CD-ROM containing practice tests and other resources is included. Stoecker has written several books on Microsoft programming languages. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-511, the required exam for the MCTS certification: Windows Application Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can use on the job.
Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises in the official study guide. Coverage includes evaluating design requirements for the user interface (UI); building the UI using basic to advanced techniques with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF); managing data at the UI level, including data-binding, data validation, and data-bound controls; and enhancing solution functionality and usability.
Then assess yourself using practice questions on CD, featuring multiple customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including pointers back to the book for further study. —making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.
A Note Regarding the CD or DVD
Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
About the Author
Matthew Stoecker, MCP, has written numerous books and articles on Microsoft Visual Basic, C#, Windows Forms, and .NET technologies, including the Microsoft Press Self-Paced Training Kits for Exams 70-502, 70-505, 70-306, and 70-316.
Table of Contents
Exam 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development; Introduction; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Using the CD and DVD; Microsoft Certified Professional Program; Technical Support; Evaluation Edition Software Support; Chapter 1: Windows Forms and the User Interface; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Adding and Configuring Windows Forms; 1.3 Lesson 2: Managing Control Layout with Container Controls; 1.4 Chapter Review; 1.5 Suggested Practices; 1.6 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 2: Configuring Controls and Creating the User Interface; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Controls in Windows Forms; 2.3 Lesson 2: Creating and Configuring Command and Text Display Controls; 2.4 Lesson 3: Creating and Configuring Text Edit Controls; 2.5 Chapter Review; 2.6 Suggested Practices; 2.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 3: Advanced Windows Forms Controls; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Creating and Configuring List-Display Controls; 3.3 Lesson 2: Creating and Configuring Value-Setting, Date-Setting, and Image-Display Controls; 3.4 Lesson 3: Configuring the WebBrowser Control and the NotifyIcon Component and Creating Access Keys; 3.5 Chapter Review; 3.6 Suggested Practices; 3.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 4: Tool Strips, Menus, and Events; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Tool Strips; 4.3 Lesson 2: Creating and Configuring Menus; 4.4 Lesson 3: Using Events and Event Handlers; 4.5 Chapter Review; 4.6 Suggested Practices; 4.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 5: Configuring Connections and Connecting to Data; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Creating and Configuring Connection Objects; 5.3 Lesson 2: Connecting to Data Using Connection Objects; 5.4 Lesson 3: Working with Connection Pools; 5.5 Lesson 4: Handling Connection Errors; 5.6 Lesson 5: Enumerating the Available SQL Servers on a Network; 5.7 Lesson 6: Securing Sensitive Connection String Data; 5.8 Chapter Review; 5.9 Suggested Practices; 5.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 6: Working with Data in a Connected Environment; 6.1 Before You Begin; 6.2 Lesson 1: Creating and Executing Command objects; 6.3 Lesson 2: Working with Parameters in SQL Commands; 6.4 Lesson 3: Saving and Retrieving BLOB Values in a Database; 6.5 Lesson 4: Performing Bulk Copy Operations; 6.6 Lesson 5: Performing Transactions by Using the Transaction Object; 6.7 Lesson 6: Querying Data by Using LINQ; 6.8 Chapter Review; 6.9 Suggested Practices; 6.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 7: Create, Add, Delete, and Edit Data in a Disconnected Environment; 7.1 Before You Begin; 7.2 Lesson 1: Creating DataSet Objects; 7.3 Lesson 2: Creating DataTable Objects; 7.4 Lesson 3: Creating DataAdapter Objects; 7.5 Lesson 4: Working with Data in DataTable Objects; 7.6 Lesson 5: Working with XML in DataSet Objects; 7.7 Lesson 6: Creating and Using DataView Objects; 7.8 Chapter Review; 7.9 Suggested Practices; 7.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 8: Implementing Data-Bound Controls; 8.1 Before You Begin; 8.2 Lesson 1: Creating a Data-Bound Form with the Data Sources Wizard; 8.3 Lesson 2: Implementing Data-Bound Controls; 8.4 Lesson 3: Working with the DataGridView; 8.5 Chapter Review; 8.6 Suggested Practices; 8.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 9: Working with XML; 9.1 Before You Begin; 9.2 Lesson 1: Reading and Writing XML with the XmlReader and XmlWriter Classes; 9.3 Lesson 2: Managing XML with the XML Document Object Model; 9.4 Chapter Review; 9.5 Suggested Practices; 9.6 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 10: Printing in Windows Forms; 10.1 Before You Begin; 10.2 Lesson 1: Managing the Print Process by Using Print Dialog Boxes; 10.3 Lesson 2: Constructing Print Documents; 10.4 Lesson 3: Creating a Customized PrintPreview Component; 10.5 Chapter Review; 10.6 Suggested Practices; 10.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 11: Advanced Topics in Windows Forms; 11.1 Before You Begin; 11.2 Lesson 1: Implementing Drag-and-Drop Functionality; 11.3 Lesson 2: Implementing Globalization and Localization for a Windows Forms Application; 11.4 Lesson 3: Implementing MDI Forms; 11.5 Chapter Review; 11.6 Suggested Practices; 11.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 12: Enhancing Usability; 12.1 Before You Begin; 12.2 Lesson 1: Implementing Accessibility; 12.3 Lesson 2: Using User Assistance Controls and Components; 12.4 Chapter Review; 12.5 Suggested Practices; 12.6 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 13: Asynchronous Programming Techniques; 13.1 Before You Begin; 13.2 Lesson 1: Managing a Background Process with the BackgroundWorker Component; 13.3 Lesson 2: Implementing Asynchronous Methods; 13.4 Chapter Review; 13.5 Suggested Practices; 13.6 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 14: Creating Windows Forms Controls; 14.1 Before You Begin; 14.2 Lesson 1: Creating Composite Controls; 1444444.3 Lesson 2: Creating Custom Controls; 14.4 Lesson 3: Creating Extended Controls and Dialog Boxes; 14.5 Chapter Review; 14.6 Suggested Practices; 14.7 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 15: Deployment; 15.1 Before You Begin; 15.2 Lesson 1: Deploying Applications with ClickOnce; 15.3 Lesson 2: Creating Setup Projects for Deployment; 15.4 Chapter Review; 15.5 Suggested Practices; 15.6 Take a Practice Test; Glossary; Answers; Chapter 1: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 1: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 2: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 2: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 3: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 3: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 4: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 4: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 5: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 5: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 6: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 6: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 7: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 7: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 8: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 8: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 9: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 9: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 10: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 10: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 11: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 11: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 12: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 12: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 13: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 13: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 14: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 14: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 15: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 15: Case Scenario Answers; About the Authors; System Requirements; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Additional Resources for Developers from Microsoft Press; Visual Basic; Visual C#; Web Development; Data Access; .NET Framework; Other Developer Topics; Get Certified—Visual Studio 2008;
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