Sharepoint 2007 Web Part Development

Posted on 2010-01-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
Is it possible to build a SharePoint 2007 Web Part on a machine that has not had SharePoint installed on it?  And if so,  can someone provide me with details as to what and how to do this?

Question by:hbash
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    Accepted Solution

    To develop sharepoint webparts using VS 2005/2008, you need to have a server OS such as Windows 2003/2008 where you have install WSS 3.0 or SharePoint 2007. You cannot develop SharePoint webparts on Windows XP.

    You can develop SharePoint webparts using Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint. But the system requirements for this tool clearly says that the supporting operating systems are Windows 2003/2008.
    Alternatively you can setup Virtual PC environment with Server OS and SharePoint 2007 on your development machine. Check the following links.
    Remote WebPart Development for MOSS 2007
    How to Build a SharePoint Development Machine
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    Assisted Solution

    It is possible to develop webparts on a machine that does not have SharePoint 2007 on it. You can copy the dll's from the c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\isapi folder to your development machine and reference them there


    you should follow the advise from RameshS as not doing so will lead to a longer development time, poorer ways of testing, no automated deployment no debugging... So I would strongly suggest setting up your own SharePoint environment with the same version as production and use that to develop. To do that, follow the links RameshS has provided.

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