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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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Creating a custom activity

In this recipe, we will create a custom activity that gets the manager information of a user. Usually, in a real world workflow, tasks get escalated to the user manager if a task does not get completed within the due date provided or may need the manager's approval for a document submitted and so on. To get the manager information, we have to retrieve the user profile information and query the manager information. There is a similar one available in SharePoint designer but is not available in Visual Studio. This activity can be used by both tools.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have successfully configured the user profile synchronization on your SharePoint server. For more information on configuring user profile, refer to Microsoft 2010 SharePoint Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo published by Packt publishing.

How to do it...

  1. Create an empty SharePoint project named GetManagerActivity with the farm deployment option selected.

  2. Add a new component class...