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.Net Development for sharepoint 2007

  Asked By: Pankaj    Date: Nov 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 887

I need to write a .net app to read a share point sites,lists
etc. I have a XP machine with visual studio (no sharepoint) and windows
2003 with MOSS 2007 installed in it.

I understand that I cannot reference to microsoft.sharepoint DLL, I
read some where I need to use some web services provided by sharepoint.

Can someone let me know how I can reference share point web services,
so that I can write code in ,net?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Nov 01

Is the app going to be running on the SharePoint server? I'll assume it's not,
and in that case you should use the web services. The web services for any site
can be found at "/_vti_bin/webservicename.asmx" relative to the site. For
example, for http://site1 the Lists web service for that site can be found at
http://site1/_vti_bin/lists.asmx. You can find a listing of the available web
services in the SDK. The web services are basically wrappers around object
model functionality from what I understand, and they don't cover anywhere near
the entire object model. Depending on what you want to do you may need to
create your own web service to wrap object model code and then expose it on the
SharePoint server.

Answer #2    Answered By: Judy Pittman     Answered On: Nov 01


Look for the link to download the sample WS client at the bottom of
the article.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dorothy Farmer     Answered On: Nov 01

I run into same issue as the previous poster.
I am sure there are some workarounds. As a developer, I have a lot of tools that
installed on my XP box and it is very time consuming to replicate all these
handy tools to Win2k3 and has VS 2005 sits side by side with WSS 3.
Any pointers or feedback is appreciated.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jacklyn Burnett     Answered On: Nov 01


You can absolutely develop on your XP box and then deploy and test in
Win2k3. I recommend against using a shared Win2k3 environment but a
local VPC that you deploy and test on works well. Check out my friend
Eli's article on building a developer box:

Answer #5    Answered By: Breann Beach     Answered On: Nov 01

You can refer WSS 3.0 SDK which talks about using web services.

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