Chapter 10. SharePoint Web Parts

The power of SharePoint as a solution platform comes in no small measure from its support for web parts. The web parts framework built into Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) provides a consistent environment for both developer and user. Standard interfaces, attributes, and deployment models make web part construction straightforward, while standard interface elements to add, remove, and modify web parts make them easy to customize. Throughout our investigation of SharePoint, we have used web parts to integrate systems, customize functionality, and display information. Although WSS and MOSS ship with a number of useful web parts, you will inevitably want to create your own. In this chapter, I will examine the fundamental ...

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