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Programming Excel® Services by Alvin Bruney

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Programming with Excel Services Web Parts

SharePoint comes stocked with a number of Web Parts, as shown in Figure 3-1. Figure 3-1 shows a sampling of Web Parts that can be added to a Web page in SharePoint.

If these Web Parts don't suit your need, you can build your own custom Web Parts. Custom Web Parts can perform any function that the developer empowers them to fulfill. For instance, custom Web Parts can draw charts, exchange data, provide search functionality, or read files. Later chapters will show examples of each of these functions. In addition, several vendor-supplied Web Parts can be downloaded or purchased for use. The Office Web site also offers Web Parts that can perform analysis services and other tasks.

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