How To Consume WCF in a Web Part Without Touching The Web.config File
January 10th, 2011
On a recent project, your humble narrator recently found himself needing to harvest some data from a WCF service for display in that most common of SharePoint development scenarios, the custom Web Part. It quickly dawned upon my tiny intellect, however, that in a Web Part project, there is no config file in which to define the bindings and endpoints required by a Service Reference. What, then, was an enterprising young Web Part developer cum WCF consumer to do?
Stop Panicking and Create a Forms Login Web Part for SharePoint 2010
October 29th, 2010
On your way to branding a public-facing SharePoint 2010 site, you may at some point find yourself eye-to-eye with its bare, unfeeling, and unskinnable default login page. If you should find yourself facing such a task, do not panic. Rather, reach slowly for Visual Studio 2010 and follow along at home–we’re going to build a Forms Login Web Part that can handle the same authenticatory task in much more design-friendly surroundings.