In this chapter we will focus on extending SharePoint by using UI elements that are not directly part of the SharePoint Foundation framework. The following topics are covered:
Developing custom charts
Using map services to display geospatial data
For integrating complex charts or dashboards, we will introduce various data access scenarios, ranging from basic CAML queries to direct database access with LINQ to SQL. Furthermore, we will give you an overview of the features within the Microsoft Chart Control framework. The final section of this chapter examines map services and shows how to integrate these services into SharePoint.
Before you can start to implement your own charts, dashboards, ...