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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Web Parts

Web parts, at their most basic level, are a type of composite Web control called a server control. A Web part is a container for other Web controls, such as labels, text boxes, and buttons. In addition to containing child controls, Web parts are designed to exist on Web part pages and to allow customization and personalization of those pages. Figure 12-2 shows a basic example of a Web part page.

Web part page containing Web parts

Figure 12-2. Web part page containing Web parts

Web Part Infrastructure

With the release of ASP.NET 2.0, Web parts moved from being exclusive to Windows SharePoint Services to becoming part of the larger .NET framework. Consequently, Windows SharePoint ...

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