11. Packaging and Deployment
The Basics and Beyond
Throughout this book you have seen a number of examples in which we created various types of SharePoint artifacts and then deployed these artifacts to SharePoint. In most cases we were able to add these artifacts (lists, web parts, event receivers, etc.) to the project and then press F5 to package and deploy everything to SharePoint.
In this chapter we will discuss what is happening behind the scenes in regards to the packaging and deployment of your SharePoint artifacts when F5 is pressed. In addition, we will discuss how, when, and why to change the default packaging and deployment settings. We are also going to show you how to use Visual Studio extensibility to create your own custom deployment ...