Chapter 2. Web parts: the building blocks of portals

2.1 Introduction 32
2.2 Exploring web parts 33
2.3 Understanding the WebPart class 38
2.4 Understanding web part internals 45
2.5 Applying themes and styles 54
2.6 Adding web parts to the Adventure Works Solution 59
2.7 Summary 64

2.1. Introduction

You may already be acquainted with web parts and web part controls, and if you’ve worked with products such as SharePoint you have already used them quite extensively. (If these topics are not familiar, please dip into chapter 1 for a quick refresher.) Before you start this chapter, I recommend that you whet your appetite by seeing real examples of how web part controls allow users to customize the look and feel of web applications. To do so, visit ...

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