Chapter 2. Sharepoint Foundation Development

Did you notice that Chapter 1 doesn’t include a single example using Microsoft Visual Studio? That omission was intentional. We want to make sure you first understand the fundamental concepts and terminology of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and site customization before diving into a development environment. After all, it doesn’t make sense to start writing code before you know what’s possible without writing code.

Now we’re ready to launch Visual Studio 2010 and start writing code. In this chapter, we’re going to create several Visual Studio projects to demonstrate the fundamental development techniques for SharePoint Foundation. We’ll do a few quick warm-up exercises by creating console applications ...

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