Web Parts are one of the key aspects in development of customizable SharePoint projects. I’m developing Web Parts in SharePoint and ASP.NET for years now and used them for many of my projects although the development speed is slightly slower than for custom web control development. Finally, with the introduction of the new SharePoint version and Visual Studio 2010, we are finally able to create Web Parts with designer support.
Because of that I’m starting a blog series which talks about Visual Web Part development in SharePoint 2010. The topics that I will cover are:
- How do I create my first Web Part with Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010?
- How do I configure the basic project properties of my newly created Visual Web Part project?
- How do I create custom properties in Visual Web Parts?
- How do I create custom Editor Parts for my Visual Web Parts?
- Visual Web Parts are cool… but how do I create Visual Editor Parts?
- How do I pass/exchange data between two Visual Web Parts?
What do I need to follow this post series?
Basically, my development environment for this post series is based on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 installed on as a standalone instance on my Windows Server 2008. The Visual Web Part development is done by using Visual Studio 2010 with the SharePoint developer tools installed on the same machine.
Bookmark this page if you are interested in this topic, because more posts will follow in the future.