There is a pretty cool thing going on at the dutch Micorosoft DevDays when it comes to getting speakers for the event.. Basically they are searching for speakers to cover the wildcard sessions. To apply for such a wildcard session they are going to aggregate blogs and search for the tag ‘Devdays’ and then show the results at www.devdays.nl and people can vote which session would be the most interesting one.
Pretty neat eh? :)
So here is my abstract on the session I want to do :
When you are developing custom solutions on top of SharePoint you often need a page (or maybe even more) in Central Admin where you can configure your solution. And of course you want to this page to look like a SharePoint page and probably you also want to use the SharePoint controls because, if you are like me, you are a lazy developer and don’t want to reinvent the wheel over and over gain. And maybe you even want to store your configuration where SharePoint stores it configurations. .. ;)
So my session will be about creating those fancy application pages and can be summarized into the following bullets :
- What is an Application Page?
- What SharePoint controls are there for me to re-use?
- How do I store my configuration?