Chapter 3. Using web part connections

3.1 Dissecting connections 65
3.2 Creating simple connections 70
3.3 Sorting out connection types 74
3.4 Using transformers 79
3.5 Adventure Works—implementing connections for HR 90
3.6 Summary 95

3.1. Dissecting connections

Connections are powerful features of the portal framework that allow data to be exchanged between web parts. Connecting web parts can be fun because it provides you with an opportunity to think up interesting ways of presenting data to end-users. In this chapter we will learn about connections and the web part controls—such as the WebPartConnection—that make it possible for connections to occur. We’ll see that there are several ways to connect web parts, and we’ll also learn how to ...

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