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Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition

December 10, 2008 5 comments

My sixth article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/development/incorporating-a-master-page-into-a-sharepoint-site-definition-master-pages-and-sharepoint-part-6-of-6

 

This article is the sixth part of a larger series of articles:
1. Introduction to Master Pages.
2. Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3. Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4. Deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5. Customizing the Application.master Page.
6. Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition.

Customizing the Application master page

October 31, 2008 1 comment

My fifth article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/development/customizing-application-master-pages-masterpages-and-sharepoint-part-5-of-6 .

 

This article is the fifth part of a larger series of articles:
1. Introduction to Master Pages.
2. Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3. Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4. Deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5. Customizing the Application.master Page.
6. Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition.
In this series we have discussed master pages and we have shown how to customize a master page. Before we finish up the process (i.e.: incorporating master pages into a SharePoint site definition), I would like to diverge and talk about a frustrating subject – application master pages. Customizing application master pages is a little different than other master pages within SharePoint. Thus, I wanted to break this out into its own article to describe the subtle complexities of them and why they exist.

Deploying the Master Page

October 27, 2008 1 comment

My fourth article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/development/deploying-the-master-page .

 

This article is the fourth part of a larger series of articles:
1. Introduction to Master Pages.
2. Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3. Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4. Deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5. Customizing the Application.master Page.
6. Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition.

Previously we discussed customizing and publishing a master page through SharePoint Designer. This article will discuss the other option to customize and deploy a master page for a production ready system. We will discuss the technique of using Features to deploy a master page created in Visual Studio.

I will keep this blog up to date when the rest of the series is published.

Developing a Custom Master Page in SharePoint

October 6, 2008 1 comment

My third article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/customisation/developing-a-custom-master-page-master-pages-and-sharepoint-part-3-of-6 .

This article is the third part of a larger series of articles:
1.       Introduction to Master Pages.
2.       Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3.       Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4.       Options to deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5.       Customizing the Application.master Page.
6.       Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition
 
This article discusses how to develop a custom master page using SharePoint Designer. We examine how to use SharePoint designer to make master page changes and also discuss some of the pros and cons of this technique.
 
I will keep this blog up to date when the rest of the series is published.

Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint

September 15, 2008 2 comments

My second article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/development/examining-the-out-of-the-box-master-pages-in-sharepoint.

This article is the second part of a larger series of articles:
1.       Introduction to Master Pages.
2.       Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3.       Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4.       Options to deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5.       Customizing the Application.master Page.
6.       Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition
 
This article will discuss the out of the box master pages in SharePoint in order to gain an understanding of how SharePoint customized the out of the box site. These same techniques will be used to build our own, customized SharePoint sites.
 
I will keep this blog up to date when the rest of the series is published.

Introduction to Master Pages

August 22, 2008 2 comments

My first article in a 6 part series on Master Pages and SharePoint has been published to www.sharepointmagazine.net. You can view the article here: http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/development/introduction-to-master-pages.

This article is the first part of a larger series of articles:
1.       Introduction to Master Pages.
2.       Examining the out of the box Master Pages in SharePoint.
3.       Developing a custom Master Page for SharePoint.
4.       Options to deploy a Master Page for a production ready system.
5.       Customizing the Application.master Page.
6.       Incorporating a Master Page into a SharePoint site definition
 
This article is intended to give a general introduction to the master page concept in ASP.NET. In this article we will discuss the structure and architecture of an ASP.NET Master Page. We will show ASP.NET Master Page’s basic concepts in order to gain an understanding of how the pages work. This article will lay the groundwork for the subsequent articles in this series on customizing SharePoint Master Pages.
 
I will keep this blog up to date when the rest of the series is published.