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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Porting an ASP.NET Website Master Page

If you have an existing ASP.NET website (non-SharePoint) then you might already have an existing master page that you want to continue using in SharePoint 2010. Specifically, your existing master page might include a particular layout and associated styles that you want to port into your SharePoint 2010 site. This section covers the pros and cons around porting an ASP.NET master page into SharePoint.

For one, the existing ASP.NET master page does not include any of the required SharePoint content placeholders, nor does it include the ribbon or other required controls and navigation. So, you have two options. You can try to simply copy and paste the entire contents into a blank master page in your site in ...

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