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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Presenting External Content

Once an ECT is created, you can create solutions that use the external content. You can use the browser or SharePoint Designer to create these solutions. You can also create custom Web Parts or Windows Forms applications with Visual Studio that can access the data defined in the BDC metadata store.

Creating and Managing External Lists

The External list type is new to SharePoint Foundation 2010, and it is the preferred method of displaying external content. External list types can be created by using the browser, SharePoint Designer or PowerShell. Once created, they are similar to other lists that you use. Depending on the operations that you defined on the ECT, this could include creating, reading, updating, and deleting ...

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