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Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed by Robert Foster, Kevin Hoffman

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Chapter 18Building Connected Web Parts

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Connected Web Parts make it easy to share data across Web Parts that are running on your page or, more formally, allow your interactions with one Web Part to “trickle down” to other Web Parts. This chapter discusses two Web Parts that provide Master—Detail functionality on the page. This is a typical scenario of two Web Parts that are connected in which selecting a record in the master (or provider) Web Part changes the values of the details (or consumer) Web Part.

You need four things to create connected Web Parts:

  • An agreed-upon interface for the data that will be provided
  • A provider Web Part
  • A consumer Web Part
  • A connection ...

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