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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
About the Author
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Inserting new contacts through REST

We now know we can use REST requests to get data from SharePoint lists, how about adding data to the list from the client applications? In this recipe, we will see how to do just that.

Getting ready

You need to have completed the previous recipes and understand the REST calls that are made in the previous recipes.

How to do it...

In order to insert a new contact through REST, adhere to the following steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2010, and create a console application project.

  2. Name the project RESTUpdate. Visual Studio will create the necessary files and bring you to Program.cs. This is where you will write your code to add the new contact.

  3. Right-click on the references and click on Add Service Reference. This will bring up the Service Reference wizard.

  4. Add the ListData.svc URL to your server in the address bar, and click on the Go button. Services will be listed in the Services List box. Use the default for Namespace and click on the OK button. Visual Studio will...