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difference between web parts and user controls

  Asked By: Susana    Date: Apr 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 8632

please clarify this questions
1.difference between web parts and user controls
2.diff between site definition and site templates
3.difference between masterpages and layout types



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nora Maxwell     Answered On: Apr 18

GO to tech net and read through the entire SharePoint section, these are SP basics, i would really suggest creating few sample project/sites on SP first.

Answer #2    Answered By: Corina Duran     Answered On: Apr 18

user controls  are like u r creating ur own functionality though groupiing up the asp.net controls.
Web part are the one tht are personizable.
Site definition  consists of xml ,aspx pages and the navigation structure.
Site template is based on site  definition .

If u want more info plase go through moss sdk

Answer #3    Answered By: Irving Hurley     Answered On: Apr 18

please tell me is there any books to read basics of sharepoint

Answer #4    Answered By: Trevor Davis     Answered On: Apr 18

i think inside windows sharepoint services 3.0 by Tedd Pattison will the best book to start.
Moss sdk will be the next

Answer #5    Answered By: Kristie Hardy     Answered On: Apr 18

Qn2 and Qn3 are very obvious.

Qn1: Diff bet'n Usercontrol and Webpart.

1. Can not be used on any general Sharepoint page. You gotta code a custom page layout  and embed the usercontrols.
2. Do not have the ability to communicate/connect to other user  controls on the same page.

1. Can use on any page through out.
2. Webparts can communicate/connect to other webparts and make use of the master/detail.

Answer #6    Answered By: Shayla Mcbride     Answered On: Apr 18
Answer #7    Answered By: Jarvis Rowe     Answered On: Apr 18

nice difference  mentioned between user  controls and web  parts. However, i think user controls  can be also added to web part pages. We just need to write one generic web part loader which can render the User control .

So even if we have user control, we could display it anywhere like web part.

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