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Discovering SharePoint 2007 for Developers (Certification Track)


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SharePoint 2010 has reached a new level of features for .NET and web development that far exceeds previous versions. This course will cover SharePoint 2010 as a development platform, which includes creating sites, lists and pages. In creating these items you’ll be introduced to the many new features that SharePoint 2010 has to offer. Then you will cover the new SharePoint projects, item templates, feature and package designer found in Visual Studio 2010. Then this course covers writing managed code with the SharePoint Object Model. After that the course will cover programming lists with managed code including list instances, define views, CAML queries and more. You’ll then learn about user controls and web parts. The SharePoint Client model is covered next with object instances and using client objects in managed code, Silverlight and other elements. To end the course you’ll see how to program with list items and custom list forms.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • To setup the SharePoint architecture
  • How to use Virtual paths and safe mode
  • How to deploy files with a module
  • To define fields, create content types and list instances
  • How to use new SharePoint templates and Projects found in Visual Studio 2010
  • How to Display webs and lists with a Web Part
  • About manipulating lists and list items, plus create list instances
  • To use CAML Queries and LINQ to SharePoint
  • About user controls, how to create and delegate controls
  • How to Use the client object model in JavaScript (ECMA Script) clients
  • To Deal with complex field types
  • About creating event handlers and custom list forms


This course is intended for .NET developers who want to learn how to create custom SharePoint solutions. This course requires and understanding of Web development with .NET technologies and Visual Studio. It does not require knowledge of SharePoint, but that is helpful to get the most out of the course

Course Outline

  • Getting Started

    • SharePoint as a Development Platform
    • Creating a Site
    • Lists and Pages
    • SharePoint Architecture
    • Virtual Paths and Safe Mode
  • Features

    • About Features
    • Deploy Files with Module
    • Define Fields
    • Create Content Types
    • Create List Instances
  • Developing SharePoint Solutions with Visual Studio 2010

    • SharePoint 2010 Project and Item Templates
    • Using the Feature Designer
    • Using the Package Designer and Package Explorer
    • Configuring Deployment and Activation
    • Debugging
    • Importing Web Solution Packages
  • Writing Managed Code with the SharePoint Object Model

    • Core Classes in Microsoft SharePoint
    • Display Webs and Lists with a Web Part
    • Elevation of Privileges
    • Managing Resources with Dispose
    • Using SPDisposeCheck
    • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Programming Lists with Managed Code

    • List Object Model
    • Manipulate Lists and List Items
    • Create List Instances
    • Define Views
    • CAML Queries
    • Joins
    • LINQ to SharePoint
  • User Controls and Web Parts

    • Control Basics
    • Create User Controls
    • Visual Web Parts
    • Delegate Controls
    • Create Web Parts
    • Exposing Properties to the Web Part Editor
    • Create Custom Editor Parts
  • SharePoint Client Object Model

    • Introduction to the Client Object Model
    • Loading Object Instances
    • Using the Client Object Model in Managed Code
    • Using the Client Object Model in Silverlight Clients
    • Using the Client Object Model in JavaScript (ECMA Script) Clients
    • Using the Dialog Framework
  • Programming with List Items and Custom List Forms

    • Create, Read, Update and Delete List Items
    • Dealing with Complex Field Types
    • Creating Event Handlers
    • Creating Custom List Forms with SharePoint Designer
    • Incorporating Custom List Forms into Visual Studio Solutions
    • Creating Fully Custom List Forms in Visual Studio
    • Adding Custom Actions to the Ribbon and Edit Control Block