This hands-on course examines how to utilize advanced features of C# and the .NET Framework in order to build sophisticated, scalable, high-performing applications. Students learn how to use synchronous and asynchronous delegates to call methods using late binding, as well as how to use delegates to define and fire custom events and manage callbacks. The course shows how to build multithreaded applications and synchronize access to shared resources, including the Thread and ThreadPool classes as well as .NET 4.0's Task class and the Parallel Task Library. Coverage of the new .NET 4.5 Async and Await features is included. The course includes the use of LINQ to make queries of data, regardless of its location. Coverage includes using LINQ to Objects, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to DataSets and LINQ to XML, as well as how PLINQ can be used to make efficient queries on large sets of data located in memory. Comprehensive labs provide students with extensive experience coding with Visual Studio.