If you look at a SharePoint application you'll find that most of its active components are Web Parts. SharePoint 2010 includes dozens of prebuilt Web Parts that you can use. It also provides an API that lets you build custom Web Parts using C# or VB.NET.
SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Actionis a comprehensive guide to deploying, customizing, and creating Web Parts. Countless examples walk you through everything from design, to development, deployment, troubleshooting, and upgrading. Because Web Parts are ASP.NET controls, you'll learn to use Visual Studio 2010 to extend existing Web Parts and to build custom components from scratch.
Using and configuring Web Parts
Web Part and portal best practices
Custom use cases, like mobile and international apps
Web Part design patterns
This book is written for application developers working with SharePoint 2010. Knowing Visual Studio 2010 is helpful but not required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Wictor Wilén is a Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint and works as SharePoint Solution Architect at Connecta AB. He has worked in the portal and web content management industry for more than 13 years for consulting companies, founded and sold his own software company and saw the dawn of SharePoint back in 2001. Wictor is an active SharePoint community participant, writer, tutor, frequent speaker at local and international conferences, and author of SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action. In 2010 Wictor was awarded the SharePoint Server MVP title by Microsoft for his community contributions. He can be found online at wictorwilen.se/. Wictor is based in Stockholm, Sweden.