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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook

By : Balaji Kithiganahalli
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook

By: Balaji Kithiganahalli

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010: Expert Cookbook
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In Chapter 2, Workflows we introduced sequential workflows that used out-of-the-box activities that are provided in Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2010 provides 30 general workflow activities along with 26 Sharepoint specific activities. Not all of the 30 general workflow activities are supported in a SharePoint environment. The list of activities that are not supported in SharePoint environment is provided in Chapter 2. We have used many of the supported activities in our recipes in Chapter 2 and we will continue to use them in this chapter as well. There can be situations where we supported out-of-the-box activities which would not provide the complete solution that is required for your workflow problem. In these situations you can always create your own custom activity. In this chapter, we will show you how to create your own custom activity.

The development of custom activity is a very important subject especially when we have to model a domain-specific problem as an...