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Creating a Silverlight web part in SharePoint 2010

Don’t forget to install the Silverlight SharePoint web parts and Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools when you start building Silverlight web parts. Go to for the power tools consisting of the following:

  • Sandboxed-compatible Visual Web Part
    This item template enables you to use a visual designer to create SharePoint web parts that can be deployed in a sandboxed solution for SharePoint 2010.
  • Sandboxed Compilation
    This extension displays build errors when you use types or members in a SharePoint 2010 sandboxed project which are not allowed in the SharePoint sandbox environment.

After that, find the Silverlight SharePoint web parts at: It contains:

  • The Silverlight Web Part is designed to be very lightweight and as a result using very little or no custom code to create the Web Part. This makes it easy for developers to understand how to use and extend their code after adding the Silverlight Web Part.
  • The Silverlight Custom Web Part takes advantage of the Sandboxed Visual Web Part that was released by the Visual Studio team. This Web Part enables developers to extend the Web Part for advanced scenarios such as adding JavaScript/JQuery and other controls in addition to the Silverlight application.

One response to “Creating a Silverlight web part in SharePoint 2010

  1. Pingback: Building a Silverlight chart web part for SharePoint 2010 « SharePoint Dragons

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