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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 02 of 15: Features and Solutions

with expert Tim McCarthy

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Release date 10/1/2013
Level Intermediate
Runtime 1h 32m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams Included

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Course description

SharePoint provides a very elegant way of deploying functionality to web server farms through the concepts of features and solutions. We will dive into these concepts and see how easy they make creating and deploying new functionality into SharePoint applications. You will walk away with an understanding of the different types of features and what they are used for, as well as how to provision and deploy the basic data structures that compose SharePoint solutions.


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 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

Features and Solutions

Features (27:20)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Features (02:46)
  • Capabilities of Features (00:58)
  • Features in SharePoint Root (01:32)
  • Demo: Features (05:36)
  • Feature Schema (03:14)
  • Installing and Activating Features (01:52)
  • Demo: Building a Feature (04:12)
  • Demo: Element Manifest (06:32)
  • Summary (00:13)
Feature Types (15:02)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Types of Features (09:45)
  • Demo: Custom Action Feature (04:46)
  • Summary (00:08)
Data Structures (14:50)
  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Defining Data Structures (00:36)
  • Field Element (00:48)
  • Demo: Field (03:06)
  • Demo: Add item (01:53)
  • Demo: Add XML File (00:28)
  • Demo: Field Definition (03:24)
  • Demo: Delete Site Column (04:11)
  • Summary (00:08)
Content Types (10:32)
  • Introduction (00:14)
  • ContentType Element (02:17)
  • Demo: ContentType (07:53)
  • Summary (00:06)
List Instance (09:38)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • List Instance (01:11)
  • Demo: List Instacne (08:10)
  • Summary (00:06)
Content Type Binding (08:18)
  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Content Type Binding (01:21)
  • Demo: Content Type Binding (06:34)
  • Summary (00:13)
Feature Event Receivers (06:27)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Solutions (01:17)
  • Solution Files (01:31)
  • Demo: Solutions (02:58)
  • Summary (00:17)