C# Programming for Beginners:Practical Applications Approach (Udemy.com)

Introducing Teens and Beginners to Programming Winforms in C#. More videos and practice exercises than any Intro course

Created by: Charlie Chiarelli

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • Program fluently in C# using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Understand how to create a basic Windows Form Application ... No Console Apps
  • Understand the basic concepts of Selection, Repetition, and Methods
  • Understand the intermediate concepts of Object Oriented Programming, String Handling, Arrays (One, Two Dimensional), Random Numbers, Graphics, and Animation
  • Apply the programming skills learned to create meaningful computer applications from the world of business, science , math and gaming. These solutions will incorporate the software design life cycle of problem definition,analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance
  • Create Business applications which simulate a computerized cash register for a cafeteria, and a sign in system for a doctors office
  • Create Science applications which create charts that convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius
  • Create applications which track student marks and determine averages, and highest

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Overall Score : 92 / 100

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Course Description

Students will learn to create their own computer programs and video games using the C# programming language. No prior programming experience is assumed. This is a course for REAL BEGINNERS. We will introduce all the required programming skills from the ground up.This programming course is meant for ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN TO CODE. We cover C# syntax but more importantly we introduce the PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS necessary to convert practical problems to solutions in code...You get paid for solving problems everything else is just a technicality.
Our focus will be working with Visual Studio on Windows machines .
A language like C# is typically learned "in a vacuum," and stripped of potentially distracting visual elements or front-end graphical interfaces. This type of learning process - which is considered the standard approach - is great for communicating the fundamentals. It allows you to focus on the most important and basic programming concepts you will need to understand, and is often presented through the output of a static, text-based console window. However, learning a language in this console vacuum can also be bland and boring, and can often lead to students becoming disengaged entirely.
Students are more likely to remain engaged by learning how to build Windows applications from day one in tandem with learning the C# programming language. Therefore, my lectures are designed to keep you engaged with the process of learning C# fundamentals by presenting them through a series of lessons aimed at creating simple, Windows Form based applications. This course, by jumping right into apps with a Graphical User Interface, allows the learner to feel like they are learning concepts that produce a tangible result.
I walk you carefully through every possible feature you can imagine, and I use hundreds of existing projects you can learn from, or expand on to make your own project. It's worth sifting through a dozen mediocre Udemy courses to find a gem like this. It's pretty close to a one stop shop for taking you from knowing nothing about WinForms, to building your own whole applications.

This course has more hours of video instruction (18 + hours) , lectures (90+) and exercises and supplemental resources (132+) than virtually any other Introductory C# course offered on Udemy. All for one low price.

Students will be exposed to all the stages in software development and develop problem-solving skills as well as learn the syntax of the C# language.
The challenges/applications are drawn from a variety of situations in the home,school and workplace. They address a wide spectrum of interests including business, science, math,art,music, and especially ANIMATION and GAMES ...(1/4 of the lectures).

My goal is not just to show you how to program, but to help you understand what you are doing, and why you are doing it. I am online daily to respond to any problems you may encounter.
Not only do the videos show you how to become a programmer in great detail, but each time an important concept is taught, I offer you a challenge that is designed to help you really understand what you have just learned.
You will go away and complete the challenge, and then come back and see the challenge answered and explained in detail in the video, allowing you to check your results!
Here's how I will help you to succeed:
o Each lecture starts with a list of objectives/speaking notes
o Every example covered in the lecture is available for download in the resources section including the objectives/speaking notes
o Almost every lecture has a set of Practice problems with full solutions provided
o My style of writing and teaching follows the KISS principle : Keep It Super Simple. I try to stay away from fancy computer terminology and try to teach like am speaking to a brand new user with little to no previous knowledge on the subject matter.... and I am always available for help replying most times within a day.
... and finally, this is NOT a static course, updates are made several times a month, with new lectures and challenge problems added on a continual basis.
Who this course is for:
  • This C# programming course is meant for ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN TO CODE . We cover C# syntax but more importantly we introduce the problem solving skills necessary to convert practical problems to solutions in code. No prior programming knowledge is needed.

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Charlie Chiarelli

Hi, my name is Charlie Chiarelli. I'll be your teacher for this course. I will spend as much time as necessary to help you do the best you can. But, for you to succeed you must be willing to work .
I am a retired High school Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher from Canada. I taught for 35 years, I have a BMath degree from the University of Waterloo.

I was a frequent speaker at educational conferences (ECOO) and seminars . Most recently my talks focused on E-Learning and the future of education (Flipping the Classroom).
I was the school webmaster and served on a number of school board committee , recently advising my school board (Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board) on its online learning direction. I was also the contest coordinator for the Annual Programming Contest for the past 15 years.
For the last 7 years before I retired I was in the unique position of teaching most of my computer science classes entirely online using the D2L LMS. Because of low enrollment and lack of qualified computer science teachers I became the "board" teacher. So my virtual class was made up of students from various schools in the region.
I am not a brilliant software engineer trying to teach programming. I am a high school computer science teacher that has taught teenagers for over 35 years. So I think my perspective and sensibilities are quite different than the typical Udemy instructor. I feel this gives me a great



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By Joe Hernandez on a month ago

Excellent course! As a programmer that wanted to learn C#, this was an awesome course to get into the Microsoft environment. I plan on learning ASP.NET with what I have learned from this course.

By Dawood Ahmad on 3 months ago

The course is very difficult. The teacher explains everything at least twice and is ready to take any Questions fro the students.The course is great and helpful

By Andrew Sinclair on 5 months ago

I am more than a beginner but wanted to explore the syntax, resources and tools slowly. Works for me. The audio might benefit from a high-pass filter to cut out the rumble from the keyboard thumping that's going on.

By Jason Weatherman on 5 months ago

Really hard to follow course it jumps all over

By Mal Clarke on 5 months ago

As far as the content goes this isn't a bad course, it's actually a pretty good course. There is however one downside and it may just be personal issues (I have ADHD) but I don't find the instructor to be engaging enough; it isn't a reflection on the instructor as an individual rather the teaching style itself; there's too much superfluous information for me.

By Paul Gray on 7 months ago

The practical examples and programs you're asked to write are similar enough that you never feel lost but different enough so that you learn subtle differences along the way. This leads to both the reinforcement of the idea or practice under discussion but also broadens the concept enough to leave you with a good grasp. Would happily recommend to anyone who's tried to plough their way through some of the teach yourself C# books out there.

By Amos Pacht on 7 months ago

Very well explains but sometimes too fast.

By David Risley on 7 months ago

I really like the format of the lectures and being able to have a basic app that does something when your finished with the lesson is great!

By Paul Oliver on 6 months ago

Anybody wanting to learn C# Programming really must purchase this item. I have bought many different courses here at Udemy - and this is by far the best I have ever seen. Go step by step, nothing is left to chance, nothing is presumed - everything is covered in detail, starting at the beginning. He never jumps into a topic in the middle, he always starts a new topic at the beginning. You will not feel lost here - the pace is excellent. The learning is stimulating. Follow along and Learn C#

By David Bass on 10 months ago

I really enjoy this course. Charlie is a good teacher and responds to my questions. Thank you

By Othonas Xixis on 5 months ago

Thank you !!

By Brian Leung on 4 months ago

Easy to follow. Just like a real teacher if you are sitting in a classroom.