Web Parts are the building blocks of a SharePoint Services site.
Every Windows SharePoint Services site consists of one or more Web
Parts. Individual Web Parts provide functionality ranging from
document storage to complex data entry forms to discussion forums.
All the built-in Web Parts actually derive from the concept of a
list. In the most basic sense, a list is a Web Part that displays a
sequence of information. In the SharePoint world, the list concept
covers everything from a list of hyperlinks to a discussion board. In
every case, the end user views the list, adds information to the
list, modifies information on the list, or removes items from the
list. Because all the built-in Web Parts derive from this basic
concept, the procedure for adding an issue to an issue Web Part are
very similar to the procedure for adding a new document to a document
In this chapter, you will:
Learn about the common features of all the built-in Web Parts
Work with advanced, list-based Web Parts including issues lists,
discussion boards, surveys, and custom lists
Learn how to use library-based lists to control documents and pictures
Explore advanced features of the built-in Web Parts, including access
controls, custom views, and list templates
What Is a Web Part?
A Web Part is a modular and reusable component that can be placed
into any SharePoint Services web page. A Web Part is generally
composed of a Web Part description file (.dwp) and some external code that provides ...
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