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.
Lists all of the new features added to the Visual Studio tools for SharePoint development.
Lists software requirements to develop for SharePoint.
Describes where to find help during SharePoint development and troubleshooting.
Provides information for users moving to Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint development tools from previous versions of SharePoint tools.
Describes SharePoint development in Visual Studio.
Describes workflow design and development.
Describes how to connect to Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models to integrate business data.
Describes Web parts and Web Part Pages, the building blocks of pages on a SharePoint site.
Describes how to design application pages by using a designer.
Describes how to create custom, reusable controls for application pages and Web Parts in SharePoint.
Describes how to navigate through the components of a SharePoint site in a Visual Studio tool window.
Describes how to build and debug SharePoint solutions.
Describes how to package and deploy SharePoint solutions.
Describes how to extend the SharePoint tools to create the features that you need.