Overview

The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, and references to guide you in developing solutions based on Windows SharePoint Services as a platform. The SDK includes information about the following technologies:
  • Web Part Framework   Create, package, and deploy Web Parts on SharePoint sites.
  • Server-side object model   Work with individual lists and sites or manage an entire Windows SharePoint Services deployment.
  • Web services   Use default Web services, or create custom Web services, to interact with Windows SharePoint Services from external applications.
  • Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML)   Customize the schemas that define lists and sites, define queries for use with members of the object model or Web services, and specify parameters for use with methods in Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol.
  • Master Pages   Specify all of the shared elements of your site in the master page or pages, and add content page-specific elements to content pages.
  • Workflows   Create workflows that encapsulate business processes to be performed on items in Windows SharePoint Services, and attach those workflows to items in Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Custom Field Types   Create custom field types that conform to your business data. These custom field types can be based on the base field types already included in Windows SharePoint Services, and can include custom data validation, field rendering, and field property rendering and processing.
  • Information Rights Management (IRM)   Specify IRM for files located in document libraries and stored as attachments to list items. Create IRM protectors for your own custom file types.
  • Document Property Promotion and Demotion   Use the built-in XML parser to synchronize the document properties and list column data for XML documents. Create document parsers to do the same for your custom file types.
  • Search   Use the new Query object model and Query Web service to retrieve search results. Search in Windows SharePoint Services now shares the same SharePoint search technology used by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Also included is the Workflow Developer Starter Kit for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, which helps solution providers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, and other developers write custom workflows for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It contains the following:

  • Visual Studio Project Templates
    • Sequential Workflow Library
    • State Machine Workflow Library
  • Sample Custom Workflow
    • Simple Collect Feedback using ASPX forms

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