I'm presenting on ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts tomorrow night at the monthly JAXDUG meeting (February 6, 2007, 6-8p) at Bank of America on Southside Blvd (Building 500). This talk will be similar to the one I'm giving at the South Florida Code Camp this coming Saturday, but we'll go into more depth tomorrow night because we'll have more time.
Advanced ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services v3Microsoft introduced the Web Part framework in the second generation of SharePoint (WSS v2). Since then, ASP.NET 2.0 has adopted the Web Part concept albeit with a completely different implementation and this is what the upcoming release of SharePoint 2007 (WSS v3) now utilizes over the older WSS v2 Web Part framework. In this demo and code-heavy session you'll learn how to build a simple ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part and add it to a SharePoint 2007 site after briefly reviewing the differences between the three Web Part implementations (WSS v2 vs. ASP.NET 2.0 vs. WSS v3). Then we'll enhance it by customizing the verbs menu. In addition, you'll also learn how to create a connection between two Web Parts and implement asynchronous programming to make your Web Parts good citizens in a SharePoint site.
Unfortunately, as usual, the communication is lacking to the JAXDUG members. Hopefully we'll see a newsletter go out today as well as a post on the JAXDUG Events blog to advertise this a bit better. For now, I'll have all the details on the speaking page on my blog.