Walkthrough of creating a SharePoint 2010 external list using Visual Studio 2010

There are a bunch of SharePoint features in Visual Studio 2010. You may have already heard about them from reading the blog Short Overview of SharePoint Features in Visual Studio 2010 or by other means. Today I want to introduce one of them, Business Data Connectivity (BDC) designer, which is available in the project template…

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How to deploy a custom content master and use it in an application page

In SharePoint 2007, Application Pages would inherit from Application Master deployed to Layouts folder. The Site Pages would inherit from a different Site Master deployed to SharePoint Content database. Since there was no way for application pages to inherit from the same master as that of the site pages, the look and feel of the…

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Building Visual Studio SharePoint Projects using Team Foundation Build

With Microsoft’s introduction of the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools and its continually growing support for team development, the SharePoint Developer Tools team has published an MSDN article on how to configure your Team Foundation Build server(s) to support both the building of Visual Studio SharePoint projects and the creation and validation of SharePoint…

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Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 RTM is Available

We are very excited to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 on April 12th.  This represents the biggest tools release from Microsoft in many years. As mentioned in Somasegar’s recent blog post, the new release of Visual Studio 2010 has plenty of compelling new features and updates that will make…


Deploy a BDC Model project to SharePoint Foundation 2010 using Visual Studio 2010

Business Connectivity Services (BCS), one of the key components of SharePoint 2010, helps you to access external line-of-business (LOB) data. The SharePoint team posted a blog entry which demonstrates how to create your first BDC (Business Data Connectivity) model using Visual Studio 2010. As indicated in the post, you can use Visual Studio 2010 to…

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