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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Connecting Web Parts

Web Parts, including Data Views, can exchange data, even when different companies produce the Web Parts, as long as they adhere to the Web Part connection interface specification. One Web Part acts as a data provider, while the other acts as a consumer of the data. A Web Part developer can choose to implement both the consumer and provider interfaces, one of the interfaces, or neither of the interfaces; for example, the List View Web Part of a Picture Library does not support Web Part connections. You can use a browser or SharePoint Designer to connect Web Parts, but SharePoint Designer provides you with additional options.

Typically, you connect Web Parts so that when you click an item in one Web Part, the contents in one ...

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