Setup for Developing Sharepoint Webparts

I just setup my dev box for developing Sharepoint Webparts (after having to rebuild my box due to a hard disk crash) and documented the steps that I went through. The machine that I do development on does not have Sharepoint installed.

  1. I copied the DLL files from the Sharepoint Server from Program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\ISAPI to a folder in my dev box. The files copied: (Though I assume, the only needed assembly is Microsoft.Sharepoint.dll)

    1. Microsoft.SharePoint.dll
    2. Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Admin.Search.dll
    3. Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.dll
    4. Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon.dll
    5. Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon.Security.dll

  2. I then set the PATH environment variable to the folder containing the dll's.
  3. Downloaded and installed the Sharepoint Webparts Template from


Comments (2)

  1. hmmm. If you are only developing for WSS do you still need the <filename>.Portal assemblies?

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