The recent new application in ASP.Net 2.0 is SharePoint application that extends the framework of ASP.Net development by the installation of customized components such as HTTP module, virtual path provider and HTTP handler etc. This obviously develops a provision engine that can be used for developing websites based on the various templates that accompany it. SharePoint development is about adding custom codes that would enhance the functionalities that are included in SharePoint. Some of the major instances of SharePoint Development include:
1. Uploading a customized ASPX webpage that assist users in acquiring a particular business function
2. SharePoint developers are on a verge to develop a widget type of control that can be used on more than one page.
3. A team of SharePoint professionals can also perform operation through the code whenever anyone uploads a document to the SharePoint library. You can even hire dedicated SharePoint developer as per your needs.
4. Developers have to write code for customized workflow because not all the solutions are available with an excellent workflow that SharePoint comes with.
Here are some of the important points that the programmers need to keep in mind while creating custom SharePoint development site.
Situated at C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft sharedWeb Server Extensions12 this is a folder comparison of the files that SharePoint uses.
This folder also includes numerous other folders and each of the folders serves a distinctive purpose. SharePoint programmers are aware that the most important folder for them is the sub-folder called Template. This file is important because SharePoint development team is aware these files provide its own functionalities.
XML Based development: SharePoint development companies know that SharePoint needs a number of XML schemes to create different SharePoint elements and for even performing different operations in SharePoint.
No F-5 debugging: Most SharePoint developers have worked on Visual Studio and made use of the feature of F5 debugging that automatically attaches debugger to the process that requires debugging. During SharePoint development, Visual Studio does not offer this debugging feature.
Visual Studio Project Templates:
Another feature that SharePoint development platform may lack is the pre-built templates that Visual Studio does not offer SharePoint related projects. However, SharePoint developers will be able to use the Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0, which offers project template support for WSS and SharePoint development.
A team of SharePoint developers is generally aware that SharePoint development needs certain files to be copied under certain folders to be able to use them effectively. One of the ways to achieve this is through the usage of batch files. WSS 3.0 brings out a new concept known as WSS Solution Framework that packages all of the different files created during the development phase in one comprehensive .wsp file. SharePoint development and the tools accompanying it know exactly how to use such files and how to process the files as well. SharePoint developers need to use the most appropriate tools to deploy the .wsp file in SharePoint. Once this file has been deployed, one can have the custom code and files copied over to the right kind of SharePoint folders.