Debugging SharePoint Commands – Extending Visual Studio SharePoint development tools tip #8

One of the cool things about the new Visual Studio SharePoint development tools is the ability to communicate with SharePoint to retrieve and work with SharePoint content. Running SharePoint code in the context of a Visual Studio SharePoint development tools extension is pretty simple, but you do have to know one thing in order to be able to debug it.

Getting open document by name – Extending Visual Studio SharePoint development tools tip #7

One of the many great things that the Visual Studio SharePoint development tools allow you to do is to help you automate and simplify working with SharePoint content without leaving Visual Studio. Knowing how to retrieve a document opened in Visual Studio using its name, is one of the basic things you need to know to make your extension really powerful.

Showing messages to the user – Extending Visual Studio SharePoint development tools tip #6

While extending the new Visual Studio SharePoint development tools, you can create extensions that do various things: from retrieving content of a SharePoint Site and its properties to manipulating it and exporting into SharePoint Project Items (SPI). As some of these operations might take a while to run, it is considered a good practice to let the user know what the extension is doing at the moment.

Imtech List EventReceivers Extension

Imtech List EventReceivers Extension is an extension for the new Visual Studio SharePoint development tools that allows you to explore the Event Receivers attached to a specific List.

Ask the Expert @ SharePoint Connections 2010

SharePoint Conference 2009 has been just a few weeks ago and there is another cool SharePoint 2010 event ahead of us: Microsoft SharePoint Connections 2010! This event will contain all the highlights from the SharePoint Conference 2009 so if you missed it, you will have a great opportunity not only to get the hottest content but also to speak with some SharePoint experts who will be at the conference.