This project extends the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint project system with advanced templates and tools. Using these extensions you will be able to find relevant information from your SharePoint environments without leaving Visual Studio. You will have greater productivity while developing SharePoint components and you will have greater deployment capabilities on your local SharePoint installation.
What’s new in this release
The current 2.4 release includes the following features:
- Content Type With Event Receiver SPI – New Content Type with Event Receiver project item template.
- Web Template SPI – New Web Template project item template.
This CodePlex site serves as the place to get project news and source code. The extensions themselves are distributed through the Visual Studio Gallery. You have direct access to the Visual Studio Gallery from within the Extension Manager. For installation instructions see the Installation Guide. Never miss an update again, with direct update notification from the Visual Studio Gallery when we publish a new version.
Which version should I download?
If you are using SharePoint Foundation 2010 then download and install the SharePoint Foundation 2010 version
If you are using SharePoint Server 2010 then download and install the SharePoint Server 2010 version
This project provides extensions to four core areas; Environment, Exploration, Content and Deployment. Enhancements to the Visual Studio environment include the new SharePoint References tab available on the Add Reference dialog, allowing you to easily reference any SharePoint assembly without searching the file system or GAC for it. Exploration extends the new SharePoint Explorer with advanced information about SharePoint sites such as the installed Web Parts and Master Pages or the Feature dependencies and elements. Also included in the Explorer are a variety of import functions to bring existing SharePoint items into your active solution. The Content area includes advanced templates such as Linq to SharePoint, Custom Action or Delegate Control. Project templates include the SharePoint Full Trust Proxy and the SharePoint Console Application. Our enhanced Deployment functions give you the ability to utilise quick deployment and almost a dozen other productivity enhancing deployment steps, including automated deployment (per file on change deployment) Find the complete overview of all the CKS Development Tools Edition features on the Documentation tab.