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This is the third time (and hopefully final) I am writing this post about building Client Web Parts (App Parts) for SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2012.  This is largely due to the Office Developer Tools going through a few iterations ( Preview...
I have a session coming up at SharePoint Summit Toronto this year about the many different ways you can query search.  Whenever I am working on a new talk, it is customary for me to write blog posts about my examples so here it is. :)  I first...
The Office Developer Tools team snuck a new feature into the RTM version of the tools for Visual Studio 2012.  This new feature allows you to deploy apps and actually alter the search schema on the host web .  That’s right.  You can deploy...
If you have tried to do any work with SharePoint 2013 Client Web Parts with the Office Developer Tools Preview 2 in Visual Studio 2012, you know it’s an exercise in frustration.  It literally locks up every three or four lines of code you try to...
This is one of those posts that I have promised to write but I totally forgot about.  What I want to talk about today is passing parameters to SharePoint 2013 Client Web Parts.  These parameters are equivalent to the properties on traditional...
During SPC12, Preview 2 of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 came out.  You can get it using the Web Platform Installer.  This made a few improvements in how we build Client Web Parts (App Parts).  Earlier this...
Let’s face it.  In SharePoint 2010, creating ribbon custom actions was not a very pleasant experience.  You had to know the inner workings of the XML and the black-magic behind selecting the right Id in the CommandUIDefinition .  We had...
That’s a mouthful, but I wanted to make sure that people knew exactly what this post is for.  The problem I am seeing out there already is that while there is a lot of code samples, they aren’t clear for what type of app the sample is for. ...
I’ve recently taken an interest to building Windows Store Apps (aka Windows 8 Metro).  Not because I think I can get rich in the Windows Store but because I think it provides a unique way to present SharePoint data.  If you’re like me, you probably...
NOTE: This post is build with Visual Studio 2012 RC and Preview 1 of the Office Developer Tools.  See this post for an update with Preview 2 of the Office Developer Tools and the RTM version of SharePoint 2013. I am extremely interested in the new...