The Visual How-tos just keep getting out there like popcorn. This time we published some more from Ken Getz, Joel Krist, and Ted Pattison.
New VHTs include an interesting combination of Office products and technologies:
VHTs published in the last couple of weeks…
Visual How to: Writing a Filter Consumer Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using Excel Services
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Visual How to: Writing a Filter Provider Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Visual How to: Saving Ranges as Custom Building Blocks in Word 2007 Documents
Visual How to: Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office SE to Create Add-Ins with Custom Task Panes in PowerPoint 2007
Visual How To: Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office SE to Create PowerPoint Add-Ins
Visual How To: Searching the Outlook 2007 Inbox for Items with Subjects Containing Specific Words
Visual How To: Office Open XML Formats: Inserting Values into Excel 2007 Cells
Visual How to: Creating User Prompts in Access 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Visual How to: Running Commands When Inserting a Building Block in Word 2007
Visual How To: Configuring IntelliSense with CAML files when developing for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Thanks for posting these links. These are a great way to learn some of the aspects of a complex and large product like MOSS. Also your article on Web Parts has been very helpful especially for me where in you address the deployment alternatives - GAC Vs bin and their relative strengths.
I have one request, if I may. I would like to see some informormation on the development and deployment of custom applications (eg : in the layouts folder) in WSS. I have seen the Visual How To that Ted Pattison had done with regard to the Application Page, but it does not go into the specifics of deployment (bin Vs GAC and Web Sites Vs Web Applications). Any information on this - blog article, MSDN article or a Visual How To would be very much appreciated. And let me say that I am not speaking just for myself but a group of developers working exclusively on MOSS.
Someone ought to check the title of that last one (i.e. the one on top).
You can only have Excel Services with MOSS 2007 - in fact as far as I know only with the Enterprise Edition of MOSS 2007, so it is impossible to have something "for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using Excel Services" because the WSS 3.0 product doesn't include Excel Services.
Why not make it "for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Enterprise Edition using Excel Services" ?
WSS MVP (and knows what's in WSS and what not - and Excel Services definately isn't)
Thanks for your comments. I am glad that you liked the MOSS Visual How-tos and that the Web Parts article was helpful. We are always happy to know we are helping people out there to learn MOSS.
Regarding your request for the _layouts folder, this is a great idea. In fact a need and common request for developers, so we have a new Visual How-to on the way:
"Deploying an ASP.NET web application inside the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 structure – inside _layout folder"
I'll let you know when we have it online.
Thanks for you comments.
You are right by clarifying that Excel Services is a MOSS component. However, the primary focus of the "Writing a Filter Consumer Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Using Excel Services" Visual How-to is on writing a filter consumer Web part. The Excel Services piece plays a fairly minor part. The sample code does make use of Excel Services but the main focus of this content is using WSS 3.0 to write filter consumer Web parts.
I would like to change smartart text using c# but I can't seem to find the object model (word,excel,powerpoint)...any ideas?
Great Office System how tos and code samples: Sharepoint and Office development.
How can I access SharePoint folders using VB.NET?
I can access my hard drive and our intranet...but I can not access a SharePoint folder.
I am trying to build a list of XML files in a folder.
strDwgPrefix = ("http://testarch01/sites/projects/80474")
MsgBox("0 ... " & strDwgPrefix)'<-THIS WORKS
Dim Folder As New IO.DirectoryInfo(strDwgPrefix)'<-FAILS HERE
My VB.NET program appears to work with any folder other than SharePoint folders...
Any help, insight or expertise will be greatly appreciated!