While Web Parts and ASP.NET application pages are easy to create and deploy, experienced SharePoint developers agree that building professional SharePoint applications is anything but trivial.
To address this incongruity, in this chapter we will walk through the most important SharePoint web controls that are needed to build individual custom applications or SharePoint Web Parts.
The main part of this chapter describes the most common SharePoint user interface (UI) controls. They include such powerful controls as the
SPGridView control and the new
SPRibbon control—both are highly useful when creating applications with a great user experience.
This chapter covers
Input form controls
Picker and selector controls ...