CSC 355 Windows and .NET Programming
Spring 2016

Course Description

CSC 355 Windows and .NET Programming (3.00)

System and application programming on Windows and the .NET platform using C#. Topics include Windows Forms and the Windows Presentation Foundation, interprocess communication, .NET network programming, and ADO.NET. Prereqs: CSC 161

Instructor Accessibility

My office is in Carnegie Hall 311 B. You can stop by in person, or call my office at 630-637-5174. If I am not at the office and you need immediate attention, you can call me at home at 630-759-2110. You can email me at gcmuganda@noctrl.edu. Spring term office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30- 6:30 pm; Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm.

I can also see you by appointment.

Course Textbooks

Charles Petzold, Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation, 2006

Course Outline

This weekly schedule is tentative and is subject to change as the term progresses.

Week Course Topics Reference
1 Introduction to Windows and .NET Programming, WPF Chapter 1
2 WPF Controls, Layout Panels, and Routed Events Chapters 3- 7
3 Continued study of WPF controls and layout panels Chapters 3-7
4 Dependency Properties and Data Binding Chapter 8
5 XAML, WPF Styles, and Resources Chapter 19
6 I/0 Streams, Threading on the .NET platform
7 .NET Network Sockets Programming
8 Extension Methods and LINQ, Database Access Using ADO
9 Database Access using The Entity Framework Foundation
10 Misc. Topics to be determined

Schedule of In-class Quizzes and Tests

All tests and quizzes will be on Mondays unless otherwise announced.

Class Event Date Percent Weight
Quiz 1 Week 3 5%
Test 1 Week 5 15%
Test 2 Week 8 15%
Final Exam Week 11 25%

In addition to the tests, there will be a number of homework/ programming assignments. These will account for 40% of the course grade. They will be designed to help you understand course concepts and prepare you for the in-class quizzes and tests. Some of the tests and quizzes may involve writing short programs based on the concepts covered in lectures and in the programming assignments.

Email Communication

All assignments and projects must be submitted via email using your College email account. and must have a subject that begins with CSC 355 Homework Submission, followed by the assignment or project being submitted. For example, CSC 355 Submission of Project 1, or CSC 355 Submission of Homework 3. When asking a question or requesting help via email, your subject must begin with CSC 355 Help: ...

Late Policy

All assignments and projects should be turned in by midnight on the day due. A 10% penalty will be assessed on projects turned in late, but in general this penalty will not be levied if the assignment is turned in before I have completed grading the batch of assignments to which it belongs. No assignment/project turned in after the due date for the next assignment/project will be graded. I will make an exception to this rule for students who have been coming to see me for help, where I judge that the student is reasonably close to getting the assignment or project done.

Policy on Missed Quizzes and Tests

In-class tests and quizzes missed without a legitimate excuse cannot be made up. If you have to miss quiz or test (for some legitimate reason) please let me know at least a week before and I will make arrangements for a make up. In the event some unexpected reason beyond your control prevents you from being in class on the day of a test, contact me as soon as possible by phone or email to arrange a make up.

Ethics Policy / Academic Dishonesty.

No student should turn in for grading work that has been done by someone else, or work on which they have received help but which they do not understand. Any work turned in by a student will be considered to have been plagiarized if the student can not explain it when requested to do so by the instructor. It will also be considered to have been plagiarized if there is clear evidence that the work has been copied from another source, even if the student can explain it.