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Getting Started (SharePoint Development in Visual Studio)

This section helps you start working with Visual Studio to develop SharePoint solutions that take advantage of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

SharePoint offers a Web-based collaboration platform. Visual Studio provides many project templates for creating SharePoint sites and content, including list definitions, workflows, business data connectivity models, and site definitions. In addition, you can create extensions for the SharePoint projects and tools in Visual Studio.



What's New for SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2012

Lists all of the new features added to the Visual Studio tools for SharePoint development.

Requirements for Developing SharePoint Solutions

Lists software requirements to develop for SharePoint.

Additional Information for SharePoint Errors

Describes where to find help during SharePoint development and troubleshooting.



Developing SharePoint Solutions

Describes SharePoint development in Visual Studio.

Creating Site Columns, Content Types, and Lists for SharePoint

Describes how to create custom site columns, content types, and lists for SharePoint by using the Visual Studio tools for SharePoint development.

Creating SharePoint Workflow Solutions

Describes workflow design and development.

Integrating Business Data into SharePoint

Describes how to connect to Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models to integrate business data.

Creating Web Parts for SharePoint

Describes Web parts and Web Part Pages, the building blocks of pages on a SharePoint site.

Creating Application Pages for SharePoint

Describes how to design application pages by using a designer.

Creating Reusable Controls for Web Parts or Application Pages

Describes how to create custom, reusable controls for application pages and Web Parts in SharePoint.

Browsing SharePoint Connections Using Server Explorer

Describes how to navigate through the components of a SharePoint site in a Visual Studio tool window.

Building and Debugging SharePoint Solutions

Describes how to build and debug SharePoint solutions.

Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

Describes how to package and deploy SharePoint solutions.

Extending the SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio

Describes how to extend the SharePoint tools to create the features that you need.