SharePoint Foundation 2010 offers developers the capability to create custom field types and controls when a custom edit or display experience is needed. Using Microsoft Silverlight 3, developers can create rich experiences in SharePoint Server 2010 publishing sites.
- Introduction to Custom Field Types, Field Controls, and Silverlight 3
- Overview of the Custom ATOM Field Type with a Silverlight 3 Edit and Display Experience
- Configuring a Development Environment for Silverlight 3
- Creating the Silverlight Experience
- Creating the Application Business Logic
- Testing the Silverlight 3 Application
- Creating the Custom Field Type and Control
- Creating the Custom Field Control Class and Rendering Template
- Deploying and Installing Custom Field Types and Controls
- Testing the Custom Field Type, Field Control, and Silverlight 3 Application
This article describes the process of creating a custom Silverlight 3 control and testing it outside SharePoint. Then it describes the process of creating a custom field type and custom field control that will store the data used by the field type and present a unique, rich, and engaging user experience both in display mode and editing mode.