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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 11: Sandbox and Definitions

with expert Tim McCarthy


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Release date Release date 3/20/2014
Level Level Advanced
Runtime Runtime 1h 57m
Closed captioning Closed captioning Included
Transcript Transcript Included
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Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Sample code Included
Exams Exams Included


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Course description

When SharePoint 2013 was first released many people were saying that Sandbox solutions were deprecated. This was not really true, the only thing about Sandbox solutions that was deprecated was custom code. All declarative items such as feature elements will still be fully supported going forward. Sandbox solutions are excellent for deploying declarative elements to site collections, and the best part of all is that you do not have to touch the server, which means you do not need to get a network operations person involved to deploy your functionality. In this course, you will be armed with the knowledge to know how to create and deploy Sandbox solutions that provision items to your sites and site collections declaratively. Next you will see how SharePoint uses features to define and activate individual site elements, and you can combine many features to create complex functionality. With the WebTemplate element that was introduced in SharePoint 2010, you can define sites without using a site definition. We will go over these concepts so that you will have the basic knowledge to know how and when to use each method of defining sites and what the preferred method is going forward.

Prerequisites

This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
SharePoint 2013 Developer

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.


Course outline



Sandbox Solutions

Sandbox Solutions Dead Overview (10:07)
  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Sandbox Solutions Dead 2013? (01:44)
  • Sandbox Solution Overview (00:41)
  • SS Overview - cont'd (04:16)
  • Demo: Solution Gallery (03:01)
  • Summary (00:11)
Sandbox Functionality (10:22)
  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Original Sandbox Rationale (02:30)
  • Allowed Feature Elements (01:03)
  • Prohibited Feature Elements (00:18)
  • Supported Classes (00:09)
  • Prohibited Functionality (00:58)
  • Demo: Sandbox Solution (04:57)
  • Summary (00:11)
Building Useful Solutions (27:26)
  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Building Useful Solutions (02:34)
  • JavaScript Deployment Options (01:14)
  • Demo: JavaSolution - html (04:10)
  • Demo: JavaSolution - js (05:57)
  • Demo: JavaSolution - in SP (04:16)
  • Demo: JavaSolution - things (03:57)
  • Demo: JavaSolution - package (04:50)
  • Summary (00:14)

Definitions & Templates

Site Definitions (14:20)
  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Site Definitions (01:25)
  • SharePoint Root Files (01:00)
  • The Global Site Definition (01:04)
  • Demo: GlobalSite - 15 Hive (04:11)
  • Demo: GlobalSite - Diag Log (06:19)
  • Summary (00:08)
Web Temp (07:43)
  • Introduction (00:13)
  • WEBTEMP*.xml (00:40)
  • Key Elements (00:58)
  • Key Elements - cont'd (00:41)
  • Demo: Custom Site Definition (05:02)
  • Summary (00:07)
Onet (23:50)
  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Onet.xml (01:14)
  • Project Element (01:43)
  • NavBars Element (00:54)
  • DocumentTemplates Element (00:58)
  • Modules (01:43)
  • Configurations Element (01:09)
  • Feature Elements (00:44)
  • Lists Element (01:07)
  • Demo: Onet - I (04:27)
  • Demo: Onet - II (04:24)
  • Demo: Onet - III (05:01)
  • Summary (00:09)
WebTemplate (23:51)
  • Introduction (00:11)
  • WebTemplate Features (01:48)
  • WebTemplate Element (01:08)
  • Onet.xml (01:35)
  • Demo: WebTemplate - elements (02:08)
  • Demo: WebTemplate - onet (04:58)
  • Demo: WebTemplate - sandbox (05:22)
  • Demo: WebTemplate - solution (05:21)
  • Demo: WebTemplate - worked (01:05)
  • Summary (00:11)