Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint

December 02, 2008


At TechEd EMEA in Barcelona, the Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint were announced and demonstrated. What was showed was the following:

  • Server Explorer for SharePoint to view lists and other SharePoint artifacts directly inside of Visual Studio

  • Existing WSP file import into a new solution

  • Visual Web Part Designer (finally!!!) which loads a user control as a web part for SharePoint (this was an idea I had in mind for some time lately, but it seems that I wasn’t alone in that)

  • Event Receiver Wizard that creates source code with only the event receiver

  • ASPX workflow initiation form designer (and probably other workflow forms, too)

  • Packaging Explorer and the Packaging Editor to fine-tune the WSP layout and contents

You can learn more about these tools on Channel9 and the Visual Studio 2010 homepage or read the original announcement at SharePoint Team blog.

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