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The SDKs and VS2005

  Asked By: Marcella    Date: Jul 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 879

Question 1: Does anyone have reports of success or failure trying to
get the SPPT SDK and the WSS SDK and the Web Part Templates to work
correctly on VisualStudio 2005?

Question 2: Is there a trick to developing web parts on a remote
host? Is everyone pretty much developing web part by running
VisualStudio right on the SharePoint server? Our assset manager
screams about having to buy a Visual Studio license for every
developer and another for each of our development portals.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Jul 04

I haven’t tried #1 yet but as for #2, I created a network drive to the dev server  and map the project to it for each new project. You should get prompted for the location of web  server when opening a new project.

Answer #2    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: Jul 04

The VS2003 template for creating web  parts won't work with VS2005 as the
formats are incompatible. There's a new template that someone has put
together to create web parts  using VS2005. I think it's on GDN so you should
be able to search for it or a quick google should find it as I don't have
the URL handy.

Where you develop is up to you. I personally prefer to run on a VM of a
server for SharePoint development, some prefer to do it remotely from an XP
desktop. Instructions for remote debugging, etc. are in the SDK. As for
licensing, you don't have to pay double for the licenses if the developer
isn't going to be using both instances at once. With most software you can
install as many copies as you like but can only use one at a time however
check with your MS licensing guys for specifics.

Answer #3    Answered By: Ruth George     Answered On: Jul 04

I have successfully migrated nearly a dozen simple to complex Web Parts
from VS.NET 2003 to VS.NET 2005. They all ran without a hitch in v3 too.

I don't install VS.NET on centralized servers. It makes it difficult to
tell what will be on the test/production server  and what will need to be
packaged for deployment.

Answer #4    Answered By: Peter Peterson     Answered On: Jul 04

We use VM's with Sharepoint and VS installed to develop with, then we have a VM Test server  without VS that we deploy our projects too and do our testing before moving it to UAT and production.

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