Resources for Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint Developers

Nearly all of the tools for SharePoint development included in Visual Studio 2010 are new, so learning about them and finding help and information can be a challenge. To help you in this quest, I’ve compiled a list of links to helpful resources, including product documentation, web sites, forums, and blogs. As new resources become available,…

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Deploying documents with content types and associating content types with libraries (Part III)

Part III: Using Feature Event Receiver to create a library and associate a content typeIn previous post we showed how to use ContentTypeBinding to bind the content type to an existing document library. In this post, we will learn how to achieve similar results but using the feature event receiver. In this post we will…


Deploying documents with content types and associating content types with libraries (Part I)

Content type, document and a library In this series of posts I will show you how to create a content type project, deploy a Word document template together with the content type, and then associate the content type with document library on the SharePoint site. When developing content types, one common scenario is to deploy…

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Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools ‘Import’ Templates

With Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft has introduced in-the-box tools for SharePoint development. Included in those tools are various templates for you guys to start off with e.g. Visual Webparts, Content Type, List Instances, Workflows etc. There are two templates provided which support what our team has come to call the continuum between SharePoint Designer and…

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Walkthrough of enabling CRUD for SharePoint 2010 external lists using Visual Studio 2010

In our previous blog post of this series Walkthrough of creating a SharePoint 2010 external list using Visual Studio 2010 Beta, we introduced how to create a simple “Hello world” external list in SharePoint 2010 Beta using Business Data Connectivity Designer in Visual Studio 2010 Beta. In this blog, we will show you how to…


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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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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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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Support for SharePoint 2007 in Visual Studio 2010

On SharePoint conference Steve Ballmer announced that SharePoint 2010 Beta2 is going to be released in November.   In one of the previous posts I mentioned all project and project item templates that are supported if you are developing against SharePoint 2010. To develop and use new project templates you will need a 64-bit client…

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SharePoint development in Visual Studio 10

Are you interested in SharePoint development and you’re wondering what tools for supporting SharePoint development are coming in Visual Studio 10? Head over to Channel9 to view the video and get a sneak-peak.

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