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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook

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Balaji Kithiganahalli

Develop, debug, and deploy business solutions for Microsoft SharePoint applications using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684583
Paperback296 pages

About This Book

  • Create applications using the latest client object model and create custom web services for your SharePoint environment with this book and ebook.
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams and key points for debugging and deploying your solutions securely to the SharePoint environment.
  • Recipes with step-by-step instructions with detailed explanation on how each recipe works and working code examples.

Who This Book Is For

This book is for .NET developers to understand the building blocks for SharePoint 2010. Although the book can be used by beginners, it is recommended to have understanding of the previous versions of SharePoint. Developing SharePoint solutions needs solid understanding of ASP.NET architecture. The book assumes that the reader is familiar with ASP.NET technology and development concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Lists and Event Receivers
Introduction
Validating data when an item is added to a list
Adding a custom error message to the Event Receiver
Adding an Application Page to an Event Receiver
Working with List Event Receiver
Deploying Event Receivers
Creating a Feature Receiver
Debugging a Feature Receiver
Debugging Feature Installed Events
Chapter 2: Workflows
Introduction
Creating a sequential workflow
Creating a site workflow with an initiation form
Deploying an InfoPath form with the workflow
Creating a task from the workflow
Creating a custom task form
Chapter 3: Advanced Workflows
Introduction
Creating a custom activity
Creating a custom activity for a sandboxed solution
Creating a state machine workflow
Adding a custom workflow status
Creating a pluggable workflow service
Chapter 4: List Definitions and Content Types
Introduction
Creating a site column
Extending an existing content type
Creating custom content type using an object model
Associating a document template with the content type
Associating a workflow to a content type
Creating an external content type
Creating a list definition
Chapter 5: Web Parts
Introduction
Creating a visual web part
Creating a code-only web part (sandboxed solution)
Creating AJAX enabled web parts
Adding configuration properties to web parts
Creating connectable web parts
Creating a Silverlight web part
Chapter 6: Web Services and REST
Introduction
Getting data through REST
Filtering list data
Fiddling with Fiddler
Creating a REST consumer
Inserting new contacts through REST
Creating a custom SharePoint WCF service
Chapter 7: Working with Client Object Model
Introduction
Creating a list using a Managed OM
Handling exceptions
Calling Object Model asynchronously
Using JavaScript Object Model
Using a Silverlight Object Model

What You Will Learn

  • Develop client applications using all three Client Object Models and exception handling techniques
  • Explore visual web parts, Silverlight web parts, code-only web parts, connectable web parts, custom configuration properties for web parts, and AJAX-enabled web parts
  • Respond to list events, list item events, and feature events
  • Develop and deploy complex sequential and state machine workflows with InfoPath forms deployed as task forms and association forms
  • Create custom workflow activities and send alerts to the task owners
  • Create content types and link external data with business connectivity services
  • Understand the out-of-the-box web services and REST services available with SharePoint
  • Develop client applications to consume web services
  • Write custom WCF web service and consume it in a custom application

In Detail

Microsoft SharePoint 2010, is the best-in-class platform for content management and collaboration. With the combined capabilities of Sharepoint and Visual Studio, developers have an end-to-end business solutions development IDE. To leverage this powerful combination of tools it is necessary to understand the different building blocks. This book will provide necessary concepts and present ways to develop complex business solutions and take them further.

SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook With Visual Studio 2010 is an instructional guide for developing and debugging applications for SharePoint 2010 environment using Visual Studio 2010. The cookbook approach helps you to dip into any recipe that interests you, you can also read it from cover to cover if you want to get hands on with the complete application development cycle.

With this book you will learn to develop event handlers, workflows, content types, web parts, client object model applications, and web services for SharePoint 2010 in an instructional manner. You will discover the less known facts behind debugging feature receivers, deployment of web parts, utilizing free toolkits to enhance the development and debugging experience.

You will learn the newer development approach called Visual Web Parts, how to develop and deploy Silverlight applications that can be used with Silverlight web part. You will also explore SandBoxed deployment model and its usage. You will create your own web services for SharePoint and the Client Object Model introduced in SharePoint 2010. All in all, you will develop Sharepoint solutions in an instructional manner that eases the learning process.

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