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DD2388 Program System Construction using .NET Framework 7.5 credits

Second course in computer science, giving a summary of and training in the Microsoft .NET technology.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2388 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The C# language, compiling and IL.

Visual Studio as GUI builder - strength and weaknesses.

Connecting and storing to database. Transaction security.

ASP.NET web technology.

XML as data carrier - how is it used in the industry. Advantages and disadvantages with XML.

Web services.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completing this course, the student should be able to

  • use the C# language to develop software
  • explain the difference between C#, C++, Java, assembler and IL
  • use Visual Studio as development environment
  • use MSDN as knowledge base
  • look up answers in the .NET API
  • use the GUI builder for rapid development
  • develop web software with ASP.NET
  • use XML as data source
  • develop web services
  • automatically generate and use client code for web services
  • write web pages that interacts with web services

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent and Swedish B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Equivalent to DD1368 Database Technology and one of 
Software Engineering 2D1385/DD2385/DD2387 or Programming Paradigms 2D1361/DD1361.


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Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition av Andrew Troelsen

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 3 university credits, LAB2; 4,5 university credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD2388

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the course leader.


Alexander Baltatzis, tel: 790 9157, e-post:

Supplementary information

Please observe that the course has a limited number of participants!