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Getting Started with SharePoint Development

  Shared By: Marquise Farley    Date: Jun 15   Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1626

How do I get started working as a Professional Developer on SharePoint? Here's a brief outline of the options.

First you need to have prerequisite skills in .NET Development and in particular ASP.NET Development. SharePoint is built on those technologies and most everything you do in SharePoint is using .NET and ASP.NET with additional functionality, and additional API's.

Write Your First SharePoint Program
To write SharePoint code you need:

SharePoint installed on your local development machine and this means you need to run Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. VPCs are available here. There is a SharePoint one, or you can get a smaller base and add WSS or MOSS to it.
Get Visual Studio 2005 Professional or above, the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 and the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation (Visual Studio 2008 support is planned for June 2008).
Get the WSS SDK and the MOSS SDK. They are also available online for WSS and MOSS.
Start Visual Studio on your Windows Server machine that has SharePoint installed and create a new Windows Console Application. Yes there are SharePoint project templates, but I'm going for a fast first SharePoint program here and we don't need them yet.
If you are on Windows Server 2008 then make sure you started Visual Studio by right click and run as administrator.
Add a reference to Microsoft.SharePoint.dll (shown in references as Windows SharePoint Services)
Add a using Microsoft.SharePoint
Add this code:


static void Main(string[] args)
{
// Update to your server name
using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite("http://localhost"))
{
SPWebCollection site = siteCollection.AllWebs;
foreach (SPWeb web in site)
{
try
{
SPListCollection lists = web.Lists;
Console.WriteLine("Site: {0} Lists: {1}",
web.Name, lists.Count.ToString());

foreach (SPList list in lists)
{
Console.WriteLine("List: {0} {1}",
list.Title, list.ID.ToString());
}
}
//catch (Exception)
//{
// // handle
// throw;
//}
finally
{
web.Dispose();
}
}

} // dispose is called on site as a result of using()
Console.WriteLine("Press ENTER to continue");
Console.ReadLine();
}


9. Run it with F5


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