Chapter 9. Creating a custom BDC Web Part

This chapter covers

  • Building a custom BDC Web Part

  • Building a basic web part

  • Using the ASP.NET Web Part methods

  • Packing and deploying the web part

In the previous chapter, we explored the ApplicationRegistry namespace and the BDC Object Model. There are several reasons why you’d want to code with the object model, as we explained in the previous chapter. One of those reasons is to create your own custom web parts. Within my company, we’ve created several web parts, including one that displays address details such as customer, supplier, or employee addresses in a Virtual Earth map. Within this web part, we take the street address and the town, using the object model to access the back-end data, then pass that ...

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