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Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed by Robert Foster, Kevin Hoffman

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Chapter 7Handling List Events

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One of the first facts that a SharePoint developer learns is that SharePoint is built on a foundation of lists. Virtually every piece of data contained within SharePoint is contained within a list of some form or another.

One of the extremely powerful new features in SharePoint is the ability to create event receivers for any list type. In previous versions of SharePoint, the only lists that had this functionality were document libraries, and even then the functionality was fairly limited.

An event receiver is a piece of managed code that is launched in response to an event that takes place within SharePoint. ...

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