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SharePoint Object Model, Web Services and Events

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  • 1. Consultant Certification Mohan Arumugam Technologies Specialist E-mail : moohanan@gmail.com Phone : +91 99406 53876 Profile Blogger Trainer Who Am I ?
  • 2. • Managed code object model on the server • Accessible via ASP.NET or any other server process • Implemented in C# • Exposes almost of all of the data stored in WSS • Examples of what can be done with the Object Mode:  Add, edit, delete, and retrieve data from SharePoint Lists  Create new lists and set list metadata (e.g. the fields in a list)  Set web properties  Work with documents in document libraries.  Perform administrative tasks such as creating webs, adding users, creating roles, etc.  Pretty much any functionality in the UI can be automated through the OM!
  • 3. • For content stored in WSS, only registered set of web custom controls will run in pages • Inline script in the page will not execute  Code behind in pages can be made to work • All Executable code (e.g. web custom controls, web parts, and code-behind classes) needs to be installed on physical web server
  • 4. • SharePoint Foundation(WSS)  Site and Workspace Provisioning Engine  Out-of-the-box Collaboration Services • SharePoint Server  User Profiles, Search, Workflows, WCM  BCS, Excel Services, Forms Services, Access, ECM SharePoint 2013 Foundation Browser Clients MS Word Clients MS Outlook Clients SharePoint 2013 Server Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 2012 Internet Information Services 7.0 or Above .NET Framework 4.5
  • 5. • Farm-Trust Solutions  Introduced in SharePoint 2007  Hosted in the same process as SharePoint  Full server-side SharePoint API access • Sandbox Solutions  For existing SharePoint 2010 solutions only • SharePoint App Model  Introduced in SharePoint 2013  Provides for highest level of app isolation  Much cleaner & simpler install & upgrade process
  • 6.  Requires x64 operating system  Windows Server 2008/2012  Windows Server 2008R2/2013  SharePoint 2010 must be installed locally  SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server  Visual Studio 2010/2012  Additional software as required in the project
  • 7.  Build a web part  This is the best option to write code that functions are part of a WSS site or solution  There will be lots of documentation with the beta on how to build a web part.  Web Part is reusable and can be managed using all of the web part tools and UI.
  • 8.  Build an ASPX page  Code cannot live inline in a page within the site.  Creating pages underneath the /_layouts directory is often the best option for custom ASPX apps on top of SharePoint  This lets your page be accessible from any web. For example, if you build mypage.aspx in _Layouts, it is accessible from the following URLs:  http://myweb/_layouts/myapp/mypage.aspx  http://myweb/subweb1/_layouts/myapp/mypage.aspx  ASPX page will run using the context of the web under which it is running.
  • 9.  Windows Executable or any other application  Object model can be called from pretty much any code context. It is not limited to just web parts or ASP.Net  For example, you could build a command-line utility to perform certain actions
  • 10.  The object model has three top-level objects:  SPWeb (represents an individual site)  SPSite (represents a site collection, which is a set of web sites)  SPGlobalAdmin (used for global administration settings)  In order to perform actions on data within a web, you must first get an SPWeb object.
  • 11.  You should add references to the WSS namespaces to your source files using Microsoft.SharePoint; using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration; …
  • 12.  List Data ◦ SPField ◦ SPFieldCollection ◦ SPListCollection ◦ SPList ◦ SPListItemCollection ◦ SPListItem ◦ SPView  Administration ◦ SPGlobalAdmin ◦ SPQuota ◦ SPVirtualServer  Security ◦ SPGroup ◦ SPGroupCollection ◦ SPSite ◦ SPUser ◦ SPUserCollection  Documents ◦ SPDocumentLibrary ◦ SPFile ◦ SPFileCollection ◦ SPFolder
  • 13. SPFarm SPService SPWeb Application SPSite SPWeb SPList SPWeb SPList
  • 14.  SPFarm represents the highest-level object in the hierarchy  It is a class AND a global, static object  SPFarm has no constructors  Cannot be created or disposed  Must be set to an existing static object  SPFarm.Local provides the entry point to the current farm  SPFarm exposes properties, methods, and events that affect farmwide settings  For example: DefaultServiceAccount, Servers, Services, Solutions, OnBackup, OnRestore, Upgrade SPFarm thisFarm = SPFarm.Local; if (thisFarm.CurrentUserIsAdministrator) { ... }
  • 15.  SPService objects represent farmwide services  For example: Forms Services, Access Services, PerformancePoint Services, SharePoint Server Search Service, Excel Calculation Services, User Profile Service, Business Data Connectivity Service, Managed Metadata Services  SPWebService is a type of SPService  Each Web Application belongs to an SPWebServiceSPFarm thisFarm = SPFarm.Local; if(thisFarm.CurrentUserIsAdministrator) { foreach (SPService svc in thisFarm.Services) { if (svc is SPWebService) { SPWebService webSvc = (SPWebService)svc; ... } } }
  • 16.  SPWebApplication objects map to IIS Web sites  Not the same as a SharePoint Site or SharePoint Web  Each SPWebApplication has its own Web.config  Administrators typically create Web Applications by using SharePoint Central Administration  Developers can also create Web Applications by adding to the WebApplications collection of a SPWebService object, but this is not a typical action  More typically, developers work with an existing SPWebApplication  For example, to control Alert settings, create new site collections, or to control maximum file size settings  Developers can also delete Web Applications, but this is not a typical action  Exercise caution
  • 17. SPFarm thisFarm = SPFarm.Local; if(thisFarm.CurrentUserIsAdministrator) { foreach(SPService svc in thisFarm.Services) { if(svc is SPWebService) { SPWebService webSvc = (SPWebService)svc; foreach (SPWebApplication webApp in webSvc.WebApplications) { if (!webApp.IsAdministrationWebApplication) { ... } } } } }
  • 18.  SPSite objects represent site collections  Each SPSite has a RootWeb property (SPWeb)  Typically a security boundary and a container for users, groups, rights, permissions  SPSite objects can contain site-level features and solutions  Instantiate SPSite objects:  By using its constructor  As a member of the Sites collection of an SPWebApplication  By referencing the current context site  Different instantiation approaches require different disposal strategies
  • 19. ... foreach (SPSite site in webApp.Sites) { site.CatchAccessDeniedException = false; try { ... site.CatchAccessDeniedException = false; } finally { site.Dispose(); } } SPSite remoteSite = new SPSite("http://sharepoint"); ... remoteSite.Dispose(); SPSite thisSite = SPContext.Current.Site; ... // Do NOT dispose thisSite
  • 20.  SPWeb objects represent SharePoint sites  Can contain pages, lists, and libraries  Can contain other objects (subwebs)  Instantiating SPWeb objects:  As the RootWeb property of an SPSite object  As a member of the AllWebs collection of an SPSite object  As the return value of the OpenWeb method of an SPSite object  By referencing the current context Web  Different instantiation approaches require different disposal strategies
  • 21. SPSite knownSite= new SPSite("http://sharepoint"); SPWeb knownWeb = knownSite.RootWeb; SPWeb knownSubWeb = knownSite.OpenWeb("/projects"); ... knownSubWeb.Dispose(); knownWeb.Dispose(); knownSite.Dispose(); SPWeb thisWeb = SPContext.Current.Web; ... // Do NOT dispose thisWeb ... foreach (SPWeb childWeb in site.RootWeb.Webs) { try { ... } finally { childWeb.Dispose(); } }
  • 22.  SPList objects are the primary container for data  Native data  Documents  Images and other media  Lookups  SPList objects can be referenced as members of the Lists collection from an SPWeb object  Developers can create SPList objects by adding to the Lists collection  SPList objects expose many properties that affect list behaviors, such as versioning settings, content type support, and visibility
  • 23. ... foreach (SPSite site in webApp.Sites) { site.CatchAccessDeniedException = false; try { foreach (SPWeb childWeb in site.RootWeb.Webs) { try { foreach (SPList list in childWeb.Lists) { if(!list.Hidden) { ... } } } finally { childWeb.Dispose(); } } site.CatchAccessDeniedException = false; } finally { site.Dispose(); } }
  • 24.  Starting point to get at the Lists, Items, Documents, Users, Alerts, etc. for a web site.  Example Properties:  Web.Lists (returns a collection of lists)  Web.Title (returns the title of the site)  Web.Users (returns the users on the site)  In a web part or ASPX page, you can use the following line to get a SPWeb: SPWeb myweb = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context);
  • 25.  Get a SPList or SPDocumentLibrary object. SPList mylist = web.Lists[“Events”];  You can then call the .Items property to get all of the items: SPListItemCollection items = mylist.Items;  If you only want a subset of the items, call the GetItems method and pass a SPQuery object SPListItemCollection items = mylist.GetItems(query);
  • 26.  To get data for a field, specify the field name in the indexer for an SPListItem foreach(SPListItem item in items) { Response.Write(item["Due Date"].ToString()); Response.Write(item["Status"].ToString()); Response.WRite(item["Title"].ToString()); }
  • 27. SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); SPList tasks = web.Lists["Tasks"]; SPListItemCollection items=tasks.Items; foreach(SPListItem item in items) { output.Write(item["Title"].ToString() + item["Status"].ToString() + "<br>"); }
  • 28.  Most objects in WSS do not immediately update data when you change a property  You need to first call the Update() method on the object  This helps performance by minimizing SQL queries underneath the covers  Example: SPList mylist = web.Lists[“Tasks”]; mylist.Title=“Tasks!!!”; mylist.Description=“Description!!”; Mylist.Update();
  • 29.  SPListItem is another example of an object where you need to call update:  Example: SPListItem item = items[0]; item["Status"]="Not Started"; item["Title"]="Task Title"; item.Update();
  • 30.  By default, the object model will not allow data updates if the form submitting the data does not contain the „FormDigest‟ security key.  FormDigest is based on username and site. It will time out after 30 minutes.  Best solution is to include <FormDigest runat=“Server”/> web folder control in ASPX page.  If you do not need the security the FormDigest provides, you can set to SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates to bypass this check.
  • 31.  Get the appropriate SPRole object: SPRole admins = web.Roles["Administrator"];  Call the AddUser method: admins.AddUser("redmondgfoltz","Greg@hotmail.com","Greg Foltz","");
  • 32.  If you create and destroy objects frequently, you may do extra SQL queries and have code that is incorrect:  Bad Example: SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); web.Lists["Tasks"].Title="mytitle"; web.Lists["Tasks"].Description="mydescription"; web.Lists["Tasks"].Update();  Good Example: SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); SPList mylist = web.Lists["Tasks"]; mylist.Title="mytitle"; mylist.Description="mydescription"; mylist.Update();
  • 33.  SharePoint will have web services APIs for accessing content. The web services layer will be built on top of the server OM.  Allows manipulation of Lists, Webs, Views, List Items, etc.  Functionality will be similar to server object model, but with fewer interfaces optimized to minimize transactions.  Office11 (e.g. Excel, DataSheet, Work, Outlook, FrontPage, etc) use web services to access data from WSS.
  • 34.  GetListCollection  GetListItems  GetWebCollection  UpdateList  UpdateListItems  GetWebInfo  GetWebPart  GetSmartPageDocument  And more…
  • 35.  Create a Windows Application  In Visual Studio, choose „Add Web Reference‟  Enter http://<server>/_vti_bin/lists.asmx to access the lists web service  Other services include:  UserGroups.asmx – users and groups  Webs.asmx – Web information  Views.asmx – View information  Subscription.asmx – Subscriptions
  • 36.  To send the logged on users‟ credentials from the client, add the following line in the web reference object‟s constructor: public Lists() { this.Url = "http://mikmort3/_vti_bin/lists.asmx"; this.Credentials=System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials; }
  • 37.  We support events on document libraries.  Operations such as add, update, delete, check-in, check-out, etc.  Events are asynchronous  Events call IListEventSink managed interface.  Documentation and Sample in the SDK
  • 38.  The biggest goal is to minimize the number of SQL queries.  It may be helpful to use the SQL profiler to monitor what the OM is doing underneath the covers  Minimizing managed/unmanaged transitions also a goal, though this is mostly taken care within the OM.
  • 39.  Page Execution will no longer be driven by CAML (XML schema used in SharePoint)  CAML is still used in several places  Field Type Definitions  Site and List Templates  View definitions
  • 40. private void ShowSubWebs(HtmlTextWriter output) { SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); SPWebCollection mywebs = web.Webs; foreach (SPWeb myweb in mywebs) { output.Write(myweb.Title + "<br>"); } } private void ShowSubWebsWithLists(HtmlTextWriter output) { SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); SPWebCollection mywebs = web.Webs; foreach (SPWeb myweb in mywebs) { output.Write("<b>" + myweb.Title + "<br>" + "</b>"); SPListCollection lists = myweb.Lists; foreach (SPList list in lists) { if (list.ItemCount>10) { output.Write(list.Title + ": " + list.ItemCount + "<br>"); } } } }
  • 41. private SPWeb web; private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); } private void Button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { int maxsize = Convert.ToInt32(TextBox1.Text); SPFolder myfolder=web.GetFolder("Shared Documents"); SPFileCollection myfiles = myfolder.Files; foreach (SPFile file in myfiles) { if (file.Length>(maxsize*1024)) { Response.Write(file.Name + ": " + file.Length/1024 + "kb<br>"); file.CopyTo("Archive/"+file.Name,true); } } }
  • 42. private void Button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context); string username = TextBox1.Text; string displayname = TextBox2.Text; string email = TextBox3.Text; SPRole admins = web.Roles["Administrator"]; try { admins.AddUser(username,email,displayname,""); Label4.Text="Successfully added user"; } catch(Exception ex) { Label4.Text=ex.ToString(); } }
  • 43. Mohan Arumugam Technologies Specialist E-mail : moohanan@gmail.com Phone : +91 99406 53876 Profile Thank You