User guides, samples, and walkthroughs have been released for Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 v1.1 (VSeWSS). This extensions are currently available for Visual Studio 2005 and will be available for Visual Studio 2008 in June.
VSeWSS includes tools for developing custom SharePoint applications, such as Visual Studio project templates for Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions; and a stand-alone utility program, the SharePoint Solution Generator.
The 200-page user guide applies to both versions of Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint and Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint when it's released. The user guide includes an introductions and a walkthrough for each project template. The guide includes a description of WSP View that you can use to build the deployment package for SharePoint projects.
The user guide sections include the following:
- Starting out in SharePoint development
- Walkthrough of VSeWSS user interface including WSP View
- The Team Site Project
- The Blank Project
- The List Definition Project
- The Web Part Project
- The Workflow Porjects
- Project Item Templates
- Best Practices with VSeWSS
Paul Andrew describes what is included in the release on his blog entry, Announcing: Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint – Developer User Guide. You can get the user guide at Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1 at the Microsoft download center. The tools for Visual Studio 2005 are available at Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions, Version 1.1.