Network and socket programming tutorial in C# .Net using TCP
Get proficient in computer network socket programming using TCP/IP streaming sockets and become a better professional programmer. This course will start you with TCP IP network programming with C# dotnet socket library and Dotnet fast.
Each video in this course covers an essential concept of client-server socket programming & network communication. The ready-to-use C# code examples are supplied in the Visual Studio solution form to download. After every few lectures, a demo will show you the practical implementation of the concepts described earlier.
By the end of this course, you will be able to create C# (Sharp) .Net software capable of sending and receiving data over TCP/IP sockets on a peer-to-peer basis with async and await keywords. You will learn not only socket programming but async/await keywords as well. The course will make you a better programmer.
TCP/IP is a protocol suite that provides reliable, end-to-end communication over the Internet. It is not a layer in the OSI model but spans multiple layers, including the network layer (layer 3) and transport layer (layer 4). The TCP/IP protocol suite is designed to work on top of the underlying network infrastructure, allowing different network technologies to communicate with each other. While it doesn’t fit neatly into the OSI model, TCP/IP is widely used and is critical in modern networking.
Why take this course?
You should take this course if you’re a professional(or student) with some coding experience in the past but lack an understanding of how computer networks work on a software level(either in C#, Java, or C++).
You will learn valuable techniques in real-life scenarios commonly faced by programmers.
Many students of distributed application programming university courses have taken this course in the past and posted positive comments in reviews. They could quickly complete their assignments on their own after watching this course. This is the best socket programming course on Udemy.
Section 1 is free; it contains useful information anybody can benefit from, whether they’re familiar with C#.Net.
Minimum upfront theory
Many courses tend to pile up theory ahead of the actual code. This course is going to take a minimum theory-first approach.
You will learn the essentials of network programming and start writing C# code in under 15 minutes.
Use of Windows Forms and class library
TCP IP socket programming in C Sharp on Windows is the focus of this course. For example, this course will use a class library project in C# to show client/server applications in WinForms. This is an approach different from many other courses that use command-line projects. My teaching methodology makes the course much less boring, non-classroom-like, practically advantageous, and suitable for professionals.
Short, sweet, to the point
The entire course is designed with busy professionals in mind, and the videos were created to make your online learning experience fruitful and easy. It is project-based training.
Asynchronous programming with async/await keywords, a modern real-world solution
async/await keywords were introduced in C# 5.0. In traditional socket programming scenarios, (multi) threading creates a responsive server or client. I have bypassed that route and shown you how to use asynchronous sockets directly. I first explain to you what async/await keywords are. Then I show how to use these for non-blocking network I/O. This part of the puzzle is the key to high-traffic enterprise applications.
Each section contains a quiz at the end, which is very helpful to ensure that you review and retain essential bits of information imparted in a relevant course section.
Join an active community.
Become a part of the programmer community who has already taken this course. Your fellow students will answer your questions, and the course instructor as well. A wonderful place to start learning!
Learn something new
Sockets are considered an advanced topic, a danger zone in programming parlance. However, knowing it means you take your trade seriously.
Object Oriented Programming
This course teaches you how to create a distributed application using the principles of OOP. You will bridge the gap between the back-end C#.Net class library and the front-end WinForms application by implementing the Publisher/Subscriber model based on EventHandler classes. This course also shows you what event handlers are and how to create your event.
You will also learn how to resolve a hostname to an IP Address using System.Net.DNS class. You’ll also implement various sanity checks using tryparse and try/catch.
You don’t need to learn C to work on this course.
There are a few key things to remember regarding TCP/IP socket programming in C#. First and foremost, it’s important to understand the basics of how sockets work and how they can be used to establish network connections between applications. In C#, you can use the Socket class to perform socket programming tasks and interact with network sockets. This class provides a range of methods and properties that allow you to create, connect, send, and receive data from sockets. With a solid understanding of the Socket class and its functionality, you can create robust and reliable network applications that communicate seamlessly with other applications over the internet.
TCP/IP, or Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, is the primary protocol used for communication on the Internet. Here are some pros and cons of using TCP/IP:
Pros of TCP/IP Sockets:
– TCP/IP is a widely adopted protocol, meaning that it is compatible with many different devices and networks.
– It is a reliable protocol that ensures data is transmitted accurately and in the correct order.
– TCP/IP can handle large amounts of data, making it suitable for use with high-bandwidth applications like video streaming.
Cons of TCP/IP Sockets:
– TCP/IP can be slow, particularly when compared to other protocols like UDP.
– The protocol is not particularly secure, meaning that data transmitted using TCP/IP is susceptible to interception and tampering.
– TCP/IP is relatively complex, meaning that it can be difficult to implement and maintain.
This course is related to Socket Java, Python socket, and UDP.
Who this course is for:
- Take this course if you have some C# or Java programming experience
- Network programming is a very interesting topic, if you’re looking to study something off-beat in C# go for this course
- Take this course only if you have never written code in any language (C#, C++, Java)
- C# .Net programming language, basic skills
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017 or above will be needed to write C# .Net async code shown in this course
- A PC which is connected to a network using Ethernet or WiFi capable of running .Net
Last Updated 4/2023