Creating Custom SharePoint Server 2010 Document Sets with Visual Studio 2010

Learn how to create SharePoint Server 2010 document sets by using Visual Studio 2010 instead of by using the browser-based user interface.

Document sets, introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, enable users to create a composite item that consists of properties and child documents. This enables customers to associate multiple documents with a single work item and wrap them into a single version or workflow.

The SharePoint browser-based user interface (UI) makes it easy to create document sets. However, developers may want to create document sets by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and package them in portable and reusable solution packages (.wsp files).

This Visual How To demonstrates how to create a custom document set by using the SharePoint development tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

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Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.