Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2010
Summary: Learn how to create, test, and debug Microsoft SharePoint 2010 projects using the new SharePoint development tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Applies to: Office 2010 | SharePoint Foundation 2010 | SharePoint Server 2010 | Visual Studio | Visual Studio 2008 | Visual Studio 2010
Provided by: Ted Pattison, Critical Path Training, LLC (SharePoint MVP)
The SharePoint development tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 provide you with new levels of support and productivity. This Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Visual How To guides you through the process of creating your first SharePoint project.
Start by creating a local SharePoint site by using the Blank site template. You will use this site as a test site. The point of using a Blank site is that it has a simple Web Parts page as its home page.
In Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, create a new SharePoint 2010 project named WingtipDevProject1, using the Empty SharePoint Project template. When you are prompted by the SharePoint Configuration Wizard, add the URL of the local test site, and then click Deploy as farm solution. Now, build the project by using the following steps.
To build the SharePoint project
Now that you have implemented a simple SharePoint project with a Web Part, it's time to test your work.
To test the SharePoint project and Web Part
The SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2010 provide a much improved development experience for building business solutions in SharePoint 2010.
The SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2010:
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About the Author
Ted Pattison is an author, instructor, and co-founder of Critical Path Training, a company dedicated to education on SharePoint technologies. As a Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Ted frequently works with the Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelism group to research and author SharePoint training material for developers early in the product life cycle while in its alpha and beta stages. Ted is also co-author of Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010.