PRG455 - Event Driven Programming

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Subject Title
Event Driven Programming

Subject Description
This subject continues on from PRG 355 (OOP using C++) and introduces the student to the Visual C# programming language. The course covers the fundamental principles of the event-driven programming.

PRG 455 covers the essential programming concepts supported by the Visual C# programming language, including: object-oriented programming, user-defined data types, delegates and events, file I/O,  exception handling, database management.   Various Windows Forms Application projects will be designed. The course will introduce the fundamental concepts of the event-driven and visual programming. Visual Studio .NET will be used as the integrated development environment. The interaction between Visual C# and various DBMS packages will be introduced.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Build and run Windows Forms applications written in the Visual # programming language using the Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment and the programming tools provided by Visual C# .NET.
2. Design windows forms using common Visual C# controls and code event procedures.
3. Create classes with constructors, static and non-static methods, properties, and events using appropriate access specifiers and instantiate and use objects of those classes appropriately.
4. Create objects of various scopes within the application and properly manage the lifetime of objects using the garbage collection process.
5. Design applications with multiple modal and/or modeless forms.
6. Design applications that use Multiple-Document Interface and menus.
7. Design applications with robust error handling using Visual C# Exception Handling mechanism.
8. Design programs that use arrays, enumerations and structures.
9. Create a relational database using DBMS, query the database using Structured Query Language (SQL), and design Visual C# applications to connect to and manipulate/update that relational database.
10. Create and process sequential and random-access files using Visual C#.
11. Create and use user-defined events.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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