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SPTags is a content tagging solution for SharePoint, developed for issue 3 of Understanding SharePoint Journal.

YouTube video demonstration and tutorial below.

SPTags allows you to tag content in a SharePoint list or library, with tags retrieved from any other list or library within the site collection. The tags are displayed through a configurable tag cloud web part, and tagged content is displayed on a custom tags page.

SPTags is the companion solution to Understanding SharePoint Journal, volume 1, issue 3 which is available now.

Web part:
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I have created two videos to show you how SPTags work as well, one will show you how SPTags works and the other will show you how to setup SPTags.

About USP Journal Issue 3, SPTags Explained

If you have ever tried to build custom field types in SharePoint, you definitely want to pick up issue 3 of Understanding SharePoint Journal.In this issue, you will learn SharePoint custom field types , including the notoriously difficult custom property storage.

But that's not all. You will also be introduced to web part development, using the WSPBuilder template for web parts. You wil learn how to build, deploy, configure, and re-use web parts in a SharePoint environment.

Finally you will see how to create custom SharePoint pages with full code-behind support.

Now with Video Content!

In USP Journal issue 3 you also get a set of 14 videos added as a bonus. A total of 90 minutes of SharePoint training videos walk you through exercises and explain further concepts of the solution.

The completed solution is the SPTags solution, available from CodePlex.

In this record-breaking issue, spanning more than 100 pages of pure SharePoint training, you will learn the following aspects of SharePoint development:
  • Custom field type development
  • SharePoint Web part development
  • Custom page development
Subtopics include:
  • Field type custom property storage
  • Field type editor
  • Methods for custom field type rendering
  • Custom web part properties
  • Deployment and re-use of web parts
  • Code-behind classes for pages

You may also want to preview this issue. The first 14 pages are available as a free download on the Downloads page.

USP Journal Volume 1 Issue 3 is 107 pages (PDF download) plus 14 videos with 90 minutes of content, and costs $14.95.
SPTags Explained

Last edited Apr 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM by furuknap, version 9