Building Web Applications with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step


Teach yourself how to create rich, dynamic Web applications with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007. Master the tools for managing user input and backend processes—without coding—and deliver the smart solutions your business needs.

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Teach yourself how to create rich, dynamic Web applications with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007. Master the tools for managing user input and backend processes—without coding—and deliver the smart solutions your business needs.

  • Use CSS to customize layout and optimize usability
  • Build your navigation structure
  • Create, access, and link data sources
  • Manipulate data views with SharePoint and ASP.NET controls
  • Enable dynamic rendering and interactivity
  • Use Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Know what’s going on behind the scenes—so you make the best choices

Your all-in-one learning experience includes:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book’s lessons
  • Fully searchable eBook
  • Windows Vista Product Guide eReference—plus other resources—on CD

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626324
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,409,507
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Jansen is a test lead on the SharePoint Designer Product Group at Microsoft. He also worked in Product Support for Microsoft FrontPage 98 and FrontPage 2000, before moving into Test. John’s primary focus is rendering data in SharePoint, either by using ASP.NET controls or Web Parts, and then building applications using that data.

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Table of Contents

Server Environments;
Scenarios Addressed by This Book;
Expectations and Looking Ahead;
Features and Conventions of This Book;
Using the Companion CD;
What’s on the CD?;
Minimum System Requirements;
Installing the Practice Files;
Using the Practice Files;
Removing the Practice Files;
Getting Help;
Getting Help with This Book and Its CD;
Getting Help with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007;
Questions and Comments;
Chapter 1: Working with Web Applications;
Recognizing a Web Application;
Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0;
Using SharePoint Site Templates;
Creating a SharePoint Blog;
Creating Content Inside a SharePoint Blog;
Creating Pages Containing Web Part Connections in SharePoint;
Key Points;
Chapter 2: Working with SharePoint Sites in SharePoint Designer;
Opening SharePoint Sites in SharePoint Designer;
Using Tools in Code View;
Using Tools in Design View;
Key Points;
Chapter 3: Accessing the Styles Behind SharePoint Pages;
Creating Content Rendered with CSS;
Applying Styles by Using the Task Panes;
Styling ASP.NET Controls by Using CSS;
Understanding CSS Rules and HTML;
Using SharePoint Controls and CSS;
Key Points;
Chapter 4: Creating Layout with Cascading Style Sheets;
Understanding Table Layout;
Understanding CSS Layout;
Editing the CSS for Your Layout;
Creating a CSS Layout Menu;
Key Points;
Chapter 5: Working with Master Pages;
Exploring the Master Page Gallery;
Reading a Master Page at Design Time;
Creating an ASPX Page Based on a Master Page;
Creating a Master Page;
Creating the Minimal SharePoint Master Page;
Key Points;
Chapter 6: Creating Custom Navigation Controls;
Inserting an ASP.NET Menu Control;
Setting Menu Control Properties;
Modifying Style Properties of an asp:menu Control;
Adding a Link to a SharePoint Navigation Control;
Adding Style to SharePoint Navigation Controls;
Key Points;
Chapter 7: Creating Data Sources in SharePoint;
Accessing List Data from Within the Current Site;
Copying and Modifying a List Data Source;
Accessing List Data from Other Sites;
Creating a SQL Data Source;
Accessing RSS and Server-Side Scripts;
Accessing XML Web Services;
Linking Data Sources;
Key Points;
Chapter 8: Creating Data Views;
Dragging a Data Source onto the Design Surface;
Setting a Custom Sort and Group for a Data View;
Inserting Specific Fields from the Data Source Details Task Pane to Enable Inline Editing;
Connecting Data Views from One Page to Another with Web Part Connections;
Converting a List View to a Data View;
Key Points;
Chapter 9: Using ASP.NET and SharePoint Controls in Data Views;
Binding Data to an ASP.NET Control;
Filtering a View Based on an ASP.NET Control Value;
Formatting Values in a Data View as ASP.NET and SharePoint Controls;
Using an ASP.NET Control in a Data View;
Key Points;
Chapter 10: Using Parameters in a Data View;
Creating a Parameter Inside a Data Source;
Creating a Parameter Inside a Data View;
Displaying the Value of a Parameter in a Data View;
Using a Math Expression with a Parameter for Conditional Formatting;
Key Points;
Chapter 11: Customizing List Forms and Pages;
Creating a Linked Data Source;
Creating a Linked Data View;
Setting List Properties;
Modifying Default Form Pages;
Key Points;
Chapter 12: Using the Windows Workflow Foundation;
Inserting SharePoint List Values into a Word Template for Easier Reporting;
Using a Workflow Process to Create Documents Automatically;
Sending a Notification in an E-Mail Message When a Workflow Runs;
Adding Workflow Data to an E-Mail Message;
Creating a Logical Branch in a Workflow Step to Control the Flow of a Workflow Process;
Saving XML Data into a SharePoint List by Using Custom Form Actions;
Key Points;
Appendix : About the Author;
Appendix : Acknowledgements;

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