Interesting query from a friend across the border :)

Today a friend from across the border scrapped me on orkut and asked an interesting question

 

is it necessary to install sharepoint to create the web parts? I have windows 2000?

 

"I have to use existing sharepoint webparts in my aspx page. for that do i need to install sharepoint ? "

 

 

Well this is quite a common question so I wanted to post the answer to it on my blog

 

So there are a few things we should keep in mind.

 

a)      To develop SharePoint webparts, we need a machine that runs Windows 2003, in case of any other operating system you can always Remote Desktop to work on another machine which has Windows 2003 this is quite a common practice.

 

b)      Webparts cannot run in complete isolation so you need to create a sample SharePoint site to play with the webparts you create.

 

c)   I assume SharePoint Service development is integrated with the Visual Studio .Net IDE on your machine (we’re talking about the .Net 1.1 framework. In .Net 2.0, Web Part development support is default) so that you have Web Part templates as you create a new project.

      d)  To make your life easy download Visual Studio 2005 Extensions 3. 0 for WSS, that really makes the webpart creating  process  quite easy. Click here to download Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WSS.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Nitin said

    Great Chap and solved my queries in a minute. really appreciate the work buddy. Hats off to you.

  2. Sanaa said

    Creating webparts always confused me ! this is a wonderful post to get to know the basics!

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