Chapter 4 Developing Custom Web Parts

We will now shift and look at a very code-centric piece of SharePoint. There are several things that can be coded on the backend, the most common of which is the custom web part. A web part is code that works behind the scenes and presents a viewable interface to users after it has been placed somewhere on the SharePoint site’s layout. Web parts are written in .NET and are compiled in Visual Studio. The compiled code is then deployed to SharePoint and can be added to the site. In this chapter, we will go through the steps required to build and deploy a web part.

A Few Thoughts on Level of Effort

Before we look at the specifics of development, let’s first discuss how best to scope the level of effort in building ...

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