Visual Studio 2010


How To: Create Content Types with Site Columns in Code Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 8

Synopsis: So why would you Ever Ever need to feel the pain of creating Content Types from scratch and associate Site Columns also in code with them? Well, the one glaring reason is that if you create site columns and content types out of Code, you loose the control of […]


How To: Use SharePoint 2010 WebParts with a GridView Control to get SQL Image Data type and other Values 5

Recently I was faced with a challenge Render a LOB System Data in SharePoint. Datatypes include an Image (BLOB) , char and int Provide a means to filter by Last Name Initial Approach So as all professionals we should ‘Strive For’ the solution that can be done Out-Of-Box before trying […]


How To: So you have a GUID in your External List huh, Yes you can Update the List… if you set it up right 4

Synopsis:  I fielded a question on MSDN again and it peaked my interest because it had to do with of course BCS. The stated question was an issue when trying to update an External List when a GUID was present.  So I setup a new table, created a… well you […]


How To: Create a Farm Based and Sandbox Based Solution Web Part using LINQ to SharePoint via SPMetal Utility 3

Synopsis In this Blog and in all the blogs i post, I try to re-use my work/efforts; for one, it ensures that the information is grounded, it certainly gives me practice, and more importantly, it demonstrates how SharePoint is modular, and how each part of the Wheel Compliments each other.  […]


Creating a SharePoint 2010 External Content Type with CRUD Methods using LINQ and a SQL LOB System 52

Synopsis: First, this lab builds on an article I saw on MSDN regarding SharePoint 2010 External Content Type which discussed how to create an External List using Business Data. I noticed that they showed methods for the code but showed no foundation or a Use Case, nor did it discuss […]


SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services Teaser with Multiple External Content Types surfacing in One External List 4

This is my first attempt at a webcast with Camtasia bear with me… In this teaser I am setting the stage of what we have already built and what we will be doing… to download the Podcast version click here or directly on Screencast.com page .