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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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Adding configuration properties to web parts

The web parts are configured by authorized users. You can use that as an opportunity and provide properties that can be set during the configuration time rather than hard coding in the code. In this recipe, we will learn how to add those configuration properties to the web parts.

In our first recipe, we had hard coded the database connection string. In this recipe, we will modify the web part to get the database connection string from the configuration property.

Getting ready

Since this recipe is a modification of the first recipe, you should complete that recipe successfully in order to follow this one.

How to do it...

  1. If you have closed your Visual Studio IDE, launch it now as an administrator and open the solution file that we created in the first recipe.

  2. Open the EmployeeList.cs and add a property called DBConnectionString with attributes as follows:

      WebBrowsable, Category("DB Connection"),