Developing Add-ins and Solutions for SharePoint

SPT08 Building JavaScript-Only Web Parts for SharePoint


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Rob Windsor

Lead Consultant

PAIT Group / eXtaCloud

Web Parts are the foundation of user interfaces in SharePoint. Because of this developers have been building custom Web Parts since the ability to do so was introduced in SharePoint 2003. This works fine on-premises but presents a problem with SharePoint Online. We need managed code to build a real custom Web Parts but, with deprecation of managed code in Sandbox Solutions, we have no supported way to deploy the assembly containing that managed code to SharePoint Online. Does this mean we can’t build custom Web Parts for SharePoint Online? Not really. In this session we’ll explore how to use the SharePoint’s built-in Web Parts and JavaScript to simulate custom Web Part functionality including custom Web Part Properties and Connected Web Parts.