Visual Studio SharePoint Development Blog

To make it easy for developers to make sure they're getting all the latest technical information...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 02/10/2011

Even More Resources for SharePoint Developers

Kemp first shared a lengthy list of SharePoint developer resources at...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/06/2010

Check out the new SharePoint in Pictures blog

There is a new blog called SharePoint in Pictures that illustrates the platform and architecture of...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/05/2010

Resources for Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint Developers

Nearly all of the tools for SharePoint development included in Visual Studio 2010 are new, so...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 08/12/2010

Walkthrough of creating association between Sharepoint BDC entities using Visual Studio 2010

Up till now, we have published two blogs in this series about SharePoint 2010 external list,...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 08/02/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 07/30/2010

Using Deployment Step events to add functionality to Deployment Configuration

With the help of the extensibility features in the SharePoint tools in Visual Studio, you can add...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 07/21/2010

Extending the SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio: An Overview

Since you’re reading this blog, you’re probably aware that Visual Studio 2010 includes...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 07/08/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 06/24/2010

The Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools are now available!

The Visual Studio team that brought you the SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 2010 is...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 06/17/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 06/07/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 05/26/2010

Surfacing Business Data in a Web Part that you Create by Using SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio

So you add a Visual Web Part to your SharePoint solution and you want the Web Part to show some...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 05/25/2010

Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools ‘Import’ Templates

With Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft has introduced in-the-box tools for SharePoint development....

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 05/06/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 05/05/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 04/27/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 04/19/2010

Building Visual Studio SharePoint Projects using Team Foundation Build

With Microsoft’s introduction of the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools and its...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 04/14/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 04/13/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 04/02/2010

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...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 03/23/2010

List Definition from Content Type using Event Receiver

As a SharePoint developer, you’ve probably heard of VSeWSS (Visual Studio extensions for Windows...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 03/12/2010

Deploying files using Mapped Folders

With Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools, the concept of the Mapped Folder was introduced....

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 03/12/2010

Publishing Silverlight Applications in SharePoint 2010

In this blog post I’ll walk you through how easy it is to publish Silverlight applications to...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 02/26/2010

How to deploy a SharePoint Site Definition project to the correct location when the SharePoint language is different from VS Language

If a SharePoint site definition project is created in English (ENU) version of Visual Studio 2010...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 02/26/2010

Adding actions to Site Actions menu

This example shows how to add a link to Site Actions menu. We are going to use mapped folders to...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 02/18/2010

Event Receiver and Custom Error Page

In this example I am going to show you how to use list item event receiver and how to redirect users...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 02/15/2010

Creating SharePoint items with CreateItemActivity

Instead of creating new list items from code in your workflow you can use CreateItemActivity....

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 01/18/2010

How to get more information about the exceptions that can happen in SharePoint 2010 projects?

In case there is an exception anywhere in the SharePoint 2010 project (most common place an...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 01/07/2010

How to deploy a style sheet into content library using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

If you do not want to inherit the look and feel of the out of the box SharePoint application and...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 11/23/2009

Channel9 Interviews and Demos

The Visual Studio Team has been releasing a series of Channel 9 interviews and demos on the new...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 11/23/2009

SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is available

Public beta release of SharePoint Server 2010 was announced today at PDC. This is great news for...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 11/18/2009

Getting Started with the SharePoint Packaging Designers

Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tooling supports packaging of WSP files with visual designers,...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 11/02/2009

Support for SharePoint 2007 in Visual Studio 2010

On SharePoint conference Steve Ballmer announced that SharePoint 2010 Beta2 is going to be released...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/30/2009

Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010

Windows 7 was released today and it was announced on SharePoint blog that Office and SharePoint...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/22/2009

Short Overview of SharePoint Features in Visual Studio 2010

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2010 was announced earlier this week and it contains a lot of...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/21/2009

Learning SharePoint development

I found an interesting Wiki on SharePoint development. Wiki contains info for admins, about the web...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 01/29/2009

SharePoint development in Visual Studio 10

Are you interested in SharePoint development and you're wondering what tools for supporting...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 11/24/2008

How we test – a high level overview

Hello, my name is Erik Cutts and I'm a tester (SDET) on the Business Applications team in Visual...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/09/2008

Creating a simple sequential workflow

Purpose of this post is to show you how to get started developing SharePoint MOSS 12 workflows with...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 10/08/2008

Getting Visual Studio 2008 SharePoint 2007 Sequential / State Machine Workflow projects working with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

I wanted to create a SharePoint workflow using VS 2008 on WSS 3.0. The documentation is set that...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 08/19/2008

What is the difference between sequential and state machine workflows?

Since this is our second post to this blog, I thought we should start with something very simple. I...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 07/24/2008

Welcome to the Visual Studio SharePoint Tools Blog!

Before we get into any technical details, I just wanted to give you the background on how we came up...

Author: SharePointToolsBlog Date: 07/01/2008