Importing fields using the Import SharePoint Solution Package project

A SharePoint Content Type project allows the user to create a content type based on the built-in SharePoint content types. But what about situations where one would want to re-use a built-in field(s) in SharePoint? One way to do this is to use the “Import SharePoint Solution Package” project. This article provides the simple step-by-step…

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List Definition from Content Type using Event Receiver

As a SharePoint developer, you’ve probably heard of VSeWSS (Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services). A co-worker wrote this post which is an example of how to use VSeWSS to implement a SharePoint solution. I’d like to take that example and show you how adapt it to use the new Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint…

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Deploying files using Mapped Folders

With Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools, the concept of the Mapped Folder was introduced. A mapped folder is a convenient way for developers to specify a location for any files that need to be deployed on to the SharePoint file system, all from within in a Visual Studio solution. Mapped folders can be included…

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