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SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform by Bernd Pehlke, Jörg Krause, Christian Langhirt, Martin Döring, Alexander Sterff

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Chapter 7. Templates

Templates form the bedrock of most professionally developed SharePoint applications. They are more flexible and extensible than customized solutions built using the SharePoint UI or SharePoint Designer. There are different types of templates within the SharePoint framework. The range includes the following:

  • Column templates

  • List templates, including those for content types, fields, and views

  • Site templates

Working with templates enables you to develop solutions for custom columns, lists, content types, and complete SharePoint applications. Furthermore, they are highly reusable and deployable in order to create instances from your template on every SharePoint environment. In this context, we describe the new tools and opportunities ...

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