This is the most comprehensive, practical guide to building enterpriseclass applications with SharePoint 2007, ASP.NET 2.0, Visual C# 2005, and the Microsoft Office 2007 system. Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed is designed for every working .NET developer: both those with SharePoint experience and those new to SharePoint. The authors thoroughly introduce SharePoint 2007 as a development platform and offer in-depth, example-rich coverage of every significant tool for programmers--from "Features and Solutions" to list events, from user profiles to Web Parts. You'll walk step-by-step through building each major type of SharePoint application. You'll also find in-depth coverage of SharePoint 2007's rich collection of built-in Web services, including services for building document workspaces, centralizing the management of Excel spreadsheets, ensuring security, and much more. Detailed information on how to...Use CAML, SharePoint's XML-based language for defining content, manipulating searches, and moreWork with the SharePoint Object ModelBuild reusable packages for easy deployment to SharePoint server farmsProgram SharePoint webs, sites, document libraries, and filesLeverage SharePoint 2007's improved lists and new list eventsManipulate and query meetings and Meeting WorkspacesIntegrate external business data into SharePoint applicationsConstruct business workflows for enterprise content management and other applicationsProgram ASP.NET-based SharePoint Web Parts, from the basics to state-of-the-art techniquesCreate Web Parts that can provide and consume data through connectionsUse SharePoint 2007's built-in Web services for managing document and Meeting Workspaces, imaging, and listsCentralize spreadsheet storage and management with Excel ServicesManage user profiles and enhance application securityDebug and deploy SharePoint 2007 applicationsWork with Records Repositories and metadata Introduction 11 Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) Primer 5 Part I Programming with the SharePoint Object Model 2 Introduction to the SharePoint Object Model 153 Programming with Features and Solutions 254 Working with Sites and Webs 355 Managing SharePoint Lists 476 Advanced List Management 597 Handling List Events 698 Working with Document Libraries and Files 839 Working with Meetings 97 Part II Enterprise Content Management10 Integrating Business Data 10911 Creating Business Data Applications 12112 Working with User Profiles 13513 Building Workflows 147 Part III Programming SharePoint Web Parts14 ASP.NET Server Control Primer 16315 Introduction to Web Parts 17316 Developing Full-Featured Web Parts 19117 Building Web Parts for Maintaining SharePoint 2007 Lists 20518 Building Connected Web Parts 21719 Debugging and Deploying Web Parts 229 Part IV Programming the SharePoint 2007 Web Services20 Using the Document Workspace Web Service 24121 Using the Imaging Web Service 25522 Using the Lists Web Service 27323 Using the Meeting Workspace Web Service 29124 Working with User Profiles and Security 30725 Using Excel Services 32126 Working with the Web Part Pages Web Service 33727 Using the Business Data Catalog Web Services 34728 Using the Workflow Web Service 35929 Working with Records Repositories 36930 Additional Web Services 377Index 387
Kevin Hoffman wrote his first line of code more than 21 years ago. When he received his first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, he became addicted immediately and has been writing code and learning as much about programming and the art of software development ever since. He has worked in many industries writing applications for the .NET Framework since the original 1.0 release, and, more recently, has been involved in development for the .NET Framework 3.0 and SharePoint 2007. He is currently a Research Developer for Liquidnet Holdings, one of the largest global institutional equities brokers, working on many varied technologies, including the .NET Framework and SharePoint 2007. Rob Foster is an enterprise architect in Nashville, Tennessee. He began writing code at the age of 10 when he purchased his first computer, a Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 2, with money that he received for his birthday. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BBA in Computer Information Systems and holds several certifications, including MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT. In 2000 with the PDC bits in hand, Rob founded the Nashville .NET Users Group (http://www.nashdotnet.org), which is a charter member of INETA. He has been writing and designing .NET applications since version 1.0, as well as has been implementing SharePoint solutions since SharePoint 2001. In his spare time, Rob enjoys writing books and articles relating to SharePoint and .NET. Rob lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his wife, Leigh, and two sons, Andrew and Will.