What is a Web Part? A Web Part is software component for SharePoint, a pre-built piece software that can be reused by another programmer or end user on a Web page inside Microsoft SharePoint based Web sites or Intranets. SharePoint Web Parts are a type of ASP.NET control that can be used inside Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) applications. A Web Part is a SharePoint component and is used as a SharePoint UI Control or User Interface Control to allow the SharePoint user to interact with the application and the data displayed on the Web page.
For example, a SharePoint developer can create or buy a set of standard Web Part controls that a user can add to their SharePoint Web page to display data, enter data or tailor the filtering and display of that data to their needs. By reusing pre-built ASP.NET Web Parts, the user gets more functionality and a more efficient SharePoint application to use. The Web Part developer retains control over the Web Parts controls that are used and hence this helps with quality, performance and support of the SharePoint app.
As the WSS Web Parts are ASP.NET controls, a type of reusable software component for SharePoint, you are able to buy commercial grade, quality Web Parts that have been created and that are supported by other companies or teams. For example, rather than create your own charting Web Part in C#, you can do a Web Part download and get an ASP.NET Web Part charting control from our Web site and try it out. The third party Web Part chart has been built by an expert in the area of charting and graphing, as such it will be full of a wide variety of chart types that would take you a long time to design, code, build & test - as well as support. By reusing third party ASP Web Parts, you can get extra functionality into or onto your SharePoint Web Page fast.
In this filtered view of our main product catalog you will find a SharePoint Web Part gallery that is growing all the time, as more and more companies create .NET Web Parts for the SharePoint market. Some examples for you, you will find a calendar and scheduling Web Parts control as a Web Parts download that enables you to add calendar functionality that goes well beyond the basic calendar Web Part found inside SharePoint as standard. There are also SharePoint datagrids that allow you to display your data in many different ways, including complex hierarchical, master/detail or parent/child datatables for SharePoint users to use. The list of SharePoint controls available as SharePoint Web Part products is expanding all the time, satisfy the demand from SharePoint programmers and their SharePoint users.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (MS Visual Studio 2010) allows Visual Studio 2010 programmers to create Windows applications for their end users fast. Visual Studio 2010 developers can extend the standard functionality available inside the Visual Studio 2010 IDE with a variety of Visual Studio 2010 add-ins and Visual Studio 2010 tools. The extensibility of Visual Studio 2010 software is one of the main reasons it has proved to be so popular with developers, as Visual Studio 2010 software engineers can find Visual Studio 2010 downloads from other companies or other developers to act as a Visual Studio 2010 extension to their Visual Studio 2010 IDE.
The versatility of Visual Studio 2010 also extends to various forms of Visual Studio 2010 software components. Visual Studio 2010 controls can be used to create feature rich Visual Studio 2010 user interfaces on forms and Web pages for Visual Studio 2010 apps. These Visual Studio 2010 UI controls are augmented by non-visual Visual Studio 2010 components or Visual Studio 2010 libraries that can help a developer add many hidden features in Visual Studio 2010 applications running in the background. These non-visual components are commonly available as a Visual C++ library, Visual C++ Class library, Visual Basic library, Visual Basic Class library or as a Visual Basic custom control or ActiveX/OCX component.
An example of a visual Visual Studio 2010 control is Janus GridEx for .NET, a .NET UI control that allows you to create an MS Outlook style or look and feel to your latest Visual Basic project. A non-visual .NET component example is a Visual Studio 2010 compatible product that allows you to create and output files in different formats, such as: PDF, XPS, PostScript, RTF, HTML, XML to help solve file conversion and document storage needs.
Other examples of a visual Visual Studio 2010 control is BCGControlBar Professional, a Visual C++ Class Library that allows you to create an MS Office Ribbon style or look and feel to your latest Visual C++ project. A non-visual Visual C++ Class Library component example is a Visual C++ compatible product call IP*Works! C++ Edition that allows you to send emails via SMTP and POP or to transfer files reliably using HTTP or FTP Internet protocols from within your Visual C++ program.
The Visual Studio 2010 software products listed in this Visual Studio 2010 product gallery will allow you to save a lot of time and effort in creating your new Visual Studio 2010 app. Whether you are looking for a Visual Studio 2010 plug-in or Visual Studio 2010 utility, or you are looking for a Visual Studio 2010 control or a Visual Studio 2010 component, you will be able to find a wide variety of Visual Studio 2010 tools to help you finish your project faster.
We also have other Visual Studio product galleries for: Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio compatible products.