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Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010

Woodrow W. Windischman, Bryan Phillips, Asif Rehmani, Marcy Kellar
ISBN: 978-0-470-64316-7
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600 pages
November 2010
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INTRODUCTION xxv

PART I: THE LAY OF THE LAND

CHAPTER 1: EXPLORING SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 3

What Is SharePoint Designer 2010? 3

All in the Family 4

A Backstage Pass 4

Digging for Artifacts 18

Governing SharePoint Designer 34

Summary 36

PART II: LET’S GET VISUAL

CHAPTER 2: EDITING PAGES 39

What’s in a “Page”? 39

Using Task Panes and Ribbon Tabs to Get Work Done 53

Summary 72

CHAPTER 3: THE ANATOMY OF A SHAREPOINT PAGE 73

How SharePoint Pages Work 73

Page Types 75

Master Pages 80

Creating Custom Master Pages 89

Example Scenarios 94

Summary 105

CHAPTER 4: PUBLISHING PAGES 107

Web Content Management Overview 107

Getting Started with Publishing 109

Publishing Pages 114

Putting it All Together 125

Summary 134

CHAPTER 5: STYLES AND THEMES 137

Style Defined 137

SharePoint Designer’s CSS Tools 151

Styling Your Site 173

Summary 192

PART III: DATA GALORE

CHAPTER 6: LISTS, LIBRARIES, & INTERNAL CONTENT TYPES 195

Sharing Your Documents and Data 195

Built-In Lists and Libraries 196

Customizing Lists and Libraries 200

Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping 214

Structuring Your Data with Content Types 224

Summary 234

CHAPTER 7: DATA SOURCES AND EXTERNAL CONTENT TYPES 235

Getting at Your Data 235

Lists and Libraries 238

Databases 238

XML Files 242

REST-Based Web Services 243

SOAP-Based Web Services 246

Business Connectivity Services 249

Joining Your Disparate Data 260

Summary 263

CHAPTER 8: XSLT DATA VIEWS AND FORMS 265

Two Types of Web Parts to Work with Data 265

Managing Views of Data 271

Creating Custom Forms 284

Summary 290

CHAPTER 9: INFOPATH INTEGRATION 291

The Path to Gathering Info 291

Customizing SharePoint List Forms 300

Customizing SharePoint Library Forms 307

Summary 316

PART IV: TAKING ACTION

CHAPTER 10: WEB PART CONNECTIONS 319

Types of Web Parts 319

Creating a Composite User Interface 337

Summary 348

CHAPTER 11: WORKFLOW BASICS 349

Ways to Create Workflows in SharePoint 349

SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Elements 354

Automating Processes Using SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows 368

SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Considerations 378

Summary 379

CHAPTER 12: ADVANCED WORKFLOWS 381

Modeling Workflows Using Visio 2010 381

Working with Visio 2010 Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2010 385

Customizing Workflow Forms with InfoPath 2010 392

Built-In Global Workflows 395

Exporting Workflows as a Package 403

Summary 407

CHAPTER 13: CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING IN JAVASCRIPT 409

The Client Object Model 409

Getting Started 410

Retrieving Data Using CAML 420

Querying Document Libraries 429

Managing List Items 434

Managing User Custom Actions 443

Summary 454

CHAPTER 14: CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING IN SILVERLIGHT 455

Why Silverlight? 455

Getting Started 456

Retrieving Data Using Silverlight 463

Managing Lists and Libraries 470

Managing Files and Folders 483

Managing Navigation 495

Limitations 509

Summary 510

APPENDIX A: A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHAREPOINT AND SHAREPOINT

DESIGNER 511

From FrontPage to SharePoint Designer 511

The SharePoint Family Tree 513

Gathering MOSS — Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft

Office SharePoint Server 2007 518

Continuing Evolution — SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint

Server 2010 520

APPENDIX B: JUST WHAT IS SHAREPOINT ANYWAY? 521

A Default SharePoint Home Page 521

SharePoint Content: Lists, Libraries, and More 523

Web Parts 526

Managing a SharePoint Site 529

Architectural Background On the Server 535

Databases 539

INDEX 541

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