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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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5. Web Part Development

WEB PARTS ARE ONE of the most fundamental user interface components in SharePoint. Web parts enable developers to create visual components that can be configured by end users. This is core to the concepts of SharePoint as a composite application model in that you can compose applications from smaller building blocks, such as web parts. Out-of-the-box, Visual Studio supports creating web parts and Visual Web Parts. The difference between the two Visual Studio projects is that Visual Web Parts can be created using a visual designer, and the web part template is written using code only. In this chapter you learn how to leverage Visual Studio to create Silverlight Web Parts. These are web parts that use Silverlight as the ...

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