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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.
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010: Expert Cookbook
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Content type is defined as a reusable collection of metadata, a workflow, and other settings for a category of items which encapsulate data requirements and enable standardization.

In SharePoint, content is stored in some type of list in the site. Content can be pictures, documents, contacts, tasks, or custom items that you store in a list. You can specify in the SharePoint list what kind of content that it can store. Out of the box, SharePoint provides templates that you can use to create lists or libraries that store specific contents like documents or pictures or contacts. This is achieved through content types. For example, a document library is intended for storing documents like word, PDF or excel documents where as a contacts list stores contacts. SharePoint makes this distinction by having different content types associated with these lists.

Apart from defining the type of content a list can store, content types can also have metadata properties and processes associated...