Although this book is focused primarily on how you can customize SharePoint through programming, you can do a great deal simply by modifying the XML files that control SharePoint's behavior and that control site provisioning. In this chapter, you'll look at several modifications that are of particular interest to developers:
Associating new icon images with document library file types
Adding custom menu items to the standard Site Settings and document context menus
Creating a custom site definition to include specific web parts on various web-part pages when a new site is provisioned
Adding a custom web form and code that SharePoint will run as part of the provisioning process
Not only can these ...