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  Asked By: Amie    Date: May 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2455

We would like to create a webform within our SharePoint intranet site
that updates information in another program...SQL Server backend.

We would like to pull the login information of the user to pass this
into the form.

I'm not sure the best method for me to create this webform in
SharePoint and also how do I pull the login information. The other
system uses full name rather than domain\username.

Can someone give me some advice on how to get started on this and what
the best tool/method to use?



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mia Scott     Answered On: May 10

When I've done projects like this in the past I've created a custom web part
that uses the SharePoint Object model and standard ASP.NET 2.0 Gridview
capabilities. Recently I've started  to use the SPGridview instead to get
SharePoint CSS formatting. But it operates essentially the same.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kristian Chaney     Answered On: May 10

Do you use Visual Studio?????????????

Answer #3    Answered By: Alicia Scott     Answered On: May 10

Yes. Visual Studio 2005. If you need to do something like this without getting
into programming you can do some of it using a Data form  Web Part in SharePoint
Designer. Using the Data Form web part you can create  a standard
Add/Change/Delete form for a datasource.

Answer #4    Answered By: Mike Lamb     Answered On: May 10

For VS, do you have to have it installed on the same machine as WSS?

My copy is on my laptop.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jose Scott     Answered On: May 10

It's not absolutely necessary, but it makes development much easier. I normally
develop in a Virtual PC environment on my laptop which has an image of
Sharepoint. You can download a trial VHD from Microsoft including the VS
development environment from the following links:

For WSS v3 Only:


For MOSS 2007:


Answer #6    Answered By: Taylor Clark     Answered On: May 10

Is there any documentation online that will walk me through this?

Answer #7    Answered By: Anthony Rutledge     Answered On: May 10

The Data Form web part.......................

Answer #8    Answered By: Heena Nagori     Answered On: May 10

When you create  a custom web part do you start with the web part

Answer #9    Answered By: Aishwarya Karmarkar     Answered On: May 10

I'm asking because I've already started  creating just a plain web
application with a form  to update my data. I'm wondering if I can
just add the references/code needed to convert this to a "web part".

Answer #10    Answered By: Janell Camacho     Answered On: May 10

It's not quite that simple, but you will be able to re-use the code you've
already written.

Answer #11    Answered By: Julia Washington     Answered On: May 10

I normally start with a simple class library and set it to inherit from the web
part class I want to use.

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