SharePoint: missing filter web parts

If in your SharePoint installation you are missing a lot of web parts, it is probably because you have to activate the following features:

You can find the features GUIDs in the two previous links, or else in the post Enterprise Features Exposed.

SharePoint: how create connected web-parts

In the article Walkthrough: Creating Connectable Web Parts in SharePoint Foundation there is the complete walkthrough on creating connected web parts in SharePoint.

Anyway, very shortly, the steps to follow are:

  • create an interface containing the properties you want to share between the provider and the consumer web-parts, or reuse the existing ones IWebPartTable, IWebPartField, IWebPartRow;
  • make the provider web-part implement this interface, assign some values to these properties, and expose a public method with the ConnectionProvider attribute;
  • make the consumer web-part implement the same interface, expose a public method with the ConnectionConsumer attribute and use the property values read from the provider interface.

Finally, it's possible to connected the web-parts through AJAX as shown in the blog post Connectable Web part with AJAX functionality Implementation.

PASSED Exam 70-523 - Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer

On July, 1st 2011 I've passed the following Microsoft exam: Exam 70-523 - Upgrade: Transition your MCPD
.NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer
.

So, I got the following certifications:

I've also updated the copy of the Microsoft official transcript.