In this PnP Webcast, we concentrate on introducing new community driven Visual Studio extension for SharePoint Framework solutions. The Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework wraps the command-line UI of the Microsoft Yeoman Generator (yo @microsoft/sharepoint) into a familiar Windows Forms experience, executes the generator project scaffolding behind the scenes and creates a Visual Studio project that includes all the necessary files for a complete web part project. Also included is a web part item template for adding new web parts to an existing Framework project. Developers can launch the Workbench local sandbox environment to test their web parts by pressing F5 or by binding to the Gulp Serve event in the Task Runner Explorer.
For developers who wish to dive deeper and learn more about the new web development toolchain used by the SharePoint Framework, the Advanced mode provides full access to the Yeoman generator command parameters and an optional cmd.exe window to view the generator tasks in real time. Visual Studio extension for SharePoint Framework projects is a community driven open source initiative under the SharePoint PnP "umbrella". This work is done together with SharePoint engineering to ensure that extension is kept up to date with all the upcoming changes within the SharePoint Framework.
Presentation covers following topics:
- What is Visual Studio extension for SharePoint Framework solutions?
- Why extension was built?
- Who could / should use this extension?
- How does the extension work?
- How can you participate on this community effort?
Webcast demo shows following things:
- Using SharePoint Framework Visual Studio Extension with Visual Studio 2017
- SharePoint Framework specific project creation wizard and options
- Visual Studio solution structure after full installer execution
- F5 experience with the Visual Studio
- Add a new web part capability for SharePoint Framework solution
Presentation used in this web cast is available from http://docs.com/OfficeDevPnP.
Video at YouTube.
See following resources around the covered topics.
- Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework - at Visual Studio Extension Gallery
- Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework - GitHub
- Getting started guidance for Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework
- SharePoint Framework documentation
- SharePoint Framework Tutorials
- Open and Connected Framework - The SharePoint Framework - YouTube
- PnP Webcast - Calling external APIs securely from SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - SharePoint Framework and organizational considerations
- PnP Webcast - Provisioning SharePoint assets for your SharePoint Framework solution
- PnP Webcast - Validating SharePoint Framework client-side web part property values
- PnP Webcast - Getting started with SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - Cascading property pane drop-downs with SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - Building multi-view React client-side web parts with SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - Building real time news feed web part with SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - Building multi-view Angular 1.x client-side web parts with SharePoint Framework
- PnP Webcast - Building a sample search web part with SharePoint Framework using React
- PnP Webcast - Azure AD implicit flow with SPFx client-side web part (developer preview)
- PnP Webcast - CRUD operations with SharePoint Framework client-side web parts
- PnP Webcast - Using Office Graph from SharePoint client-side web parts
- PnP Webcast - Building Angular SharePoint Framework client-side web part
- PnP Webcast - Building simple SharePoint Framework Client Web Part
- PnP Webcast - Integrating Angular v1.x to SharePoint Framework client side web part
- PnP Webcast - Getting started with web stack in SharePoint Development
- PnP Webcast - Preparing for SharePoint Framework - What should I learn?
What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?
SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references on the existing materials.
PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from http://aka.ms/SPPnP-Call.
This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning's for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.
If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).
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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft - 22nd of May 2017