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Inside Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 by Andrew Connell Ted Pattison Scot Hillier, and David Mann

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Chapter 3. SharePoint Developer Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

The release of SharePoint 2007 was a significant milestone for SharePoint as a development platform because in this version, Microsoft introduced support for features and solution packages. Soon after SharePoint 2007 was released, however, it became clear within Microsoft and throughout the industry that more and better developer productivity tools were needed.

The SharePoint 2010 developer platform increases developer productivity by introducing the SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2010. These new tools make developing for SharePoint 2010 much faster and easier because they automate grungy tasks and hide many of the low-level details that developers have to worry ...

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