Monday, 29 November 2010

SPMetal Extender CodePlex project

I have release a project on codeplex, SPMetal Extender to be able to use additional field types.  Fields in lists can be extended using partial classes.  The project provides a Visual Studio plug-in vsix that generates Linq to sharePoint code for unsupport list fields such as publishing fields.  Additionally the vsix deploys a new template showing how to add 4 additionaly properties to SPMetal.  The Item template is guidance and needs to be adjusted by the developer after it is created.
SPMetal Extender VSIX extension installed
Add a new SPMetal Extended item to a SharePoint project
Generate code for addionnal list fields using Server Explorer using the VS IDE

SPMetal Extender is also published on Microsoft Visual Studio tools gallery 

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