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Microsoft SharePoint 2013: Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi

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Chapter 11. Developing Web Parts

Since its early editions, Microsoft SharePoint has been famous and popular for the capability to compose pages through Web Parts. First introduced in SharePoint Team Services 2001, Web Parts are simply user-customizable regions hosted by a SharePoint webpage; they have been widely adopted by the market over the years. With Microsoft .NET 2.0, the infrastructure for Web Parts moved from SharePoint to the official ASP.NET web development platform, making the use of Web Parts possible in many kinds of ASP.NET applications. As reliable as ever, Web Parts are still available in SharePoint 2013 and can be useful in many solutions, especially when working on-premises.

To users, a Web Part is simply a piece of a webpage ...

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