Son of Smartpart

Jan Tielens has done a remake...

After the wonderful Smartpart project (a SharePoint Webpart that can host any ASP.NET user control), now we have the new Son of Smartpart 1.0, a new version of the control that will allow you to run ASP.NET 2.0 user controls and WebParts in the current version of SharePoint.

 From Jan's post:

What is working and what is not?
Not all features that I would like to be in v1.0 are available yet, so what is already working and what’s not? The Son of SmartPart (SOSP) comes in two flavours: one to run ASP.NET 2.0 User Controls (SOSP-UC) and one to run ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts (SOSP-WP). For the SOSP-UC version, all the features from the previous version of the SmartPart are working, so you can expose custom properties, toolparts, create connectable web parts and so on. The SOSP-WP version only has the basic functionality to run ASP.NET 2.0 web parts. Advanced stuff like connections are not yet supported. Support for these advanced features will follow.

How do you install it?
If you download the release from the GotDotNet site, you will find an Installation Guide. I’ve also created a
small screencast to guide you to this process. There is no automated installation yet because the current version of the deployment tools (STSADM and WPPackager) do not support .NET 2.0 assemblies (yet?).

The project is really cool and recommended for all Sharepoint developers. Here you can have a QuickStart tutorial on how to use it.

 Thanks Jan!

Print | posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:42 AM