If you ask any Microsoft SharePoint developer what they built first for SharePoint, the vast majority will answer “a Web Part.” Web Parts are one of the fundamental building blocks of SharePoint and, in combination with site pages, allow users to customize SharePoint in many different and interesting ways.
In this chapter, you first review Web Part fundamentals and their relationship to ASP.NET. and then you examine the different pieces that together build the Web Part framework. The chapter covers building Web Parts by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and explains how to package Web Parts for use in sites. You continue the development process by learning about some of the options you have when developing the UI ...
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