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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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SharePoint Controls

SharePoint controls are not new to SharePoint 2010 master pages; SharePoint 2007 master pages included a number of controls for managing functionality across SharePoint pages and sites. However, there are a number of new controls introduced in 2010, including controls relating to AJAX and ribbon functionality. When creating new SharePoint 2010 master pages you must include the following controls:

<SharePoint:SPPageManager> is located inside the <head> tag. It manages communications on pages between server ribbon, toolbars, and other controls on the page.

<SharePoint:ScriptManager> is located in the <body> tag of the master page and manages ECMAScript (JavaScript and Jscript) on pages.

<SharePoint:ScriptLink> is located ...

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