Visual Studio Boot Camp

Visual Studio is Mirosoft's flagship integrated development environemt -- an application that helps you create your own software applications and web sites using Microsoft's two popular programming languages: VB.Net and C#.

By the end of our Visual Studio training in San Francisco, students will be able to:

  • Explain the most important elements of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.
  • Design and code basic Windows Forms applications.
  • Implement basic programming concepts in C# and VB.Net in the context of Visual Studio such as variables, conditionals, and loops
  • See how object-oriented concepts are implemented in Visual Studio
  • Create simple object-oriented applications using classes and class instances.
  • Build visual user interfaces with menus, OK/cancel buttons, and input fields.
  • Restrict and validate user input for single fields and entire forms.
  • Handle errors on-the-fly while your application is running
  • Use the built-in debugger to watch variable values and see when lines of code are being executed.
  • View database tables from within Visual Studio.
  • Programmatically retrieve data from a database and display it in datagrids using ADO.NET and the XmlReader class.
  • Write code that inserts, updates, and deletes records in a database.
  • Design ASP.Net web sites that use VB.Net or C# code
  • Create web services that take input parameters and return results using XML
  • Understand the .NET Framework version 3.0 technologies and how they work together.
  • Design, test and deploy .NET Framework applications.
  • ...and much more! See the full outline from Microsoft.


  • Experience with at least one other programming language
  • Familiarity with HTML is recommended but not required

Visual Studio Boot Camp are offered at four locations: