Even More Resources for SharePoint Developers

Kemp first shared a lengthy list of SharePoint developer resources at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vssharepointtoolsblog/archive/2010/08/12/resources-for-visual-studio-tools-for-sharepoint-developers.aspx. In addition to these, there are articles and videos that are published in the Technical Articles and Visual How Tos nodes. In addition to the documentation, technical articles, and visual how-tos, you can also read Book Excerpts and Quick Notes. Here is a…


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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Deploy your BDC model to a specific BCS Service using Visual Studio 2010

When deploying a BDC model in Visual Studio 2010, some people may see this error message “… There is no default Business Data Connectivity Service Proxy available for the given SPServiceContext…” or similar ones. This probably means the SiteUrl feature property is not appropriately set. SiteUrl is a SharePoint feature property that determines where a…


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 II)

Using ContentTypeBinding to associate content types with lists In previous post we showed how to deploy a document and associate it with a content type. Even though the deploying and associating the document with content types was fairly easy we still had to manually associate the content type with desired document library. In this post…


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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