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

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Chapter 6. Controls and Web Parts

Web Parts are the most common type of control created by Microsoft SharePoint developers. However, they are not the only type. In fact, there are several other control types that can be beneficial to create and reuse to extend SharePoint sites. We will begin this chapter with a quick primer on developing custom controls and demonstrate several examples of when and where they can be used in a SharePoint project. Along the way, we will discuss where user controls and delegate controls fit into the overall SharePoint developer story.

The second half of the chapter focuses on Web Part development, where you will learn the role of the Web Part Manager and the Web Part Gallery. We will demonstrate several different styles ...

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