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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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.Net Assemblies

There are times when you want to connect to an external system, but cannot use either the SQL Database or WCF Web services connections. The most common case for this is when you want to add additional logic or data validation before data is written to the external system. Creating assemblies is not something done with SharePoint Designer; it requires a developer to create the .Net assembly and an administrator to deploy it to your SharePoint environment. For more information on building and deploying .Net assemblies, see the following articles:

• How to: Create a .NET Connectivity Assembly at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394476.aspx

• How to: Publish a .NET Connectivity Assembly to the BDC Metadata Store at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff464392.aspx ...

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