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Document Library in SharePoint 2010 Programmatically Using VS 2010

By Vijay Prativadi on July 01, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concept in SharePoint 2010.
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Introduction

 

Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in SharePoint 2010.

Question: What is a document library?

 

In simple terms "A document library is a location on a site where you can create, collect, update, and manage files with team members. Each library displays a list of files and key information about the files, which helps people to use the files to work together".

 

I think we are now good to go and implement this wonderful concept.

 

Step 1: Create a custom list and modify the view.

 

Step 2: Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration and navigate to specific site.

 

Step 3: Open up Visual Studio 2010 and create an "Empty SharePoint project":

 

Output1.jpg
 

Step 4: Select "Deploy as a farm solution" and click on the "Finish" button. Now an empty project will be created:


Output2.1.jpg

 

Step 5: Add a new visual webpart for that project:

 

Output3.jpg

 

Step 6: The complete code of visualwebpart1usercontrol.ascx looks like this

 

<%@ Assembly Name="$SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$" %>

<%@ Assembly Name="Microsoft.Web.CommandUI, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls"

    Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="asp" Namespace="System.Web.UI" Assembly="System.Web.Extensions, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages"

    Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@  Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="DoumentWebPartUserControl.ascx.cs"

    Inherits="SharePointDocument.DoumentWebPart.DoumentWebPartUserControl" %>

<div style="text-align: center;">

    <table style="font-family: Verdana">

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

                <asp:label id="Label1" runat="server" text="Document Library Creation - SharePoint 2010 via Visual Studio"

                    font-bold="true" forecolor="Maroon" font-size="Large"></asp:label>

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td>

                <asp:label id="Label2" runat="server" text="Please Enter Document Library Name:"></asp:label>

            </td>

            <td>

                <asp:textbox id="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:textbox>

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td>

                <asp:label id="Label3" runat="server" text="Please Enter Document Library Description:"></asp:label>

            </td>

            <td>

                <asp:textbox id="TextBox2" runat="server"></asp:textbox>

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

                <asp:button id="Button1" runat="server" text="Create" forecolor="Orange" font-bold="true"

                    backcolor="Black" onclick="Button1_Click" width="116px" />

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

                <asp:label id="Label4" runat="server" font-bold="true"></asp:label>

            </td>

        </tr>

    </table>

</div>
 

Step 7: The complete code of visualwebpart1usercontrol.ascx.cs looks like this:

 

using System;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

using Microsoft.SharePoint;

namespace SharePointDocument.DoumentWebPart

{

    public partial class DoumentWebPartUserControl : UserControl

    {

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            TextBox1.Focus();

        }

        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(TextBox1.Text) || string.IsNullOrEmpty(TextBox2.Text))

            {

                Label4.Text = "Please Enter Name and Description to Create";

                Label4.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;

            }

            else

            {

                SPSite site = SPContext.Current.Site;

                SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb() as SPWeb;

                web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;

                Guid id = web.Lists.Add(TextBox1.Text, TextBox2.Text, SPListTemplateType.DocumentLibrary);

                SPList listdoc = web.Lists[id];

                listdoc.OnQuickLaunch = true; listdoc.Update();

                web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;

                web.Dispose(); web.Dispose();

                Label4.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;

                Label4.Text = TextBox1.Text + " Document Library is created successfully";

                TextBox1.Text = string.Empty;

                TextBox2.Text = string.Empty;

            }

        }

    }

}
 

Step 8: Deploy the solution file and add the created webpart to a SharePoint site.

 

Step 9: The output of the application looks like this:

 

Output4.png
 

 

Step 10: Document library entering output of the application looks like this:

 

Output5.png
 

 

Output6.png
 

 

Step 11: Document library file upload output of the application looks like this:

 

Output7.png
 

 

Step 12: Document uploaded library output of the application looks like this:


Output8.jpg


I hope this article is useful for you.

Vijay Prativadi

Hey Everyone, It's Vijay. I am SDE mostly up on Microsoft Technologies. If you are thinking to know what I do mostly when at work. I get a chance to work upon few Microsoft technologies. All the way along my core tech... Read more

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