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Create Sharepoint webPart

Hello friends,

I want to develop sharepoint webParts on my development machine. My machine has Windows 7, VS 2005 and VS 2008 installed. What extra I would required to develop sharepoint webparts. I tried to dowload sharepoint development SDK 3.0, but it now worked. I am unable to find Microsoft.SharePoint dll on my machine. We have 3-4 developers working on webparts, so Its not possible to install sharepoint server on developers machine.

any help!
Mohit Vijay
Mohit Vijay
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Yagya ShreeCommented:
WSPBuilder (SharePoint WSP tool)

SharePoint Solutions Manager - WSP Manager

Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
these are open source, I am looking something from microsoft.
Yagya ShreeCommented:
codeplex is a site where the solution are provided by MS developers on as it is basis. So its okay to use them. I am not sure if microsoft has something similar provided for free. but try your luck. cheers.
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
this article talks about the requirements (look at the Setting up the Development Environment section):

"The supported approach for setting up your Web Part development environment is to develop locally on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 server."

so you'll need to figure out a way to have sharepoint installed.  one method is to remote to the sharepoint server.  or install sharepoint on a VM.

see here for instructions + an example using Visual Studio:
Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
I found that usign Windows Server 2003 onwards required to develop sharepoint webparts.
Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
Thanks all for your help.
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