Sunday, March 2, 2008

Extending Enterprise MySite

I pulled a superb tool from

MySite Stapling proj from MS.

But it did not have everything I needed. Particularly the loading web parts on to the home page. We had written a cross site content query and acquired several 3rd party web parts, and needed the webparts to appear on the mysite home page - default.aspx.

Web parts can either inherit from Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart or System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPart. The original MySiteCreate.cs would only load sharepoint web parts. The feature looked at the default page, finds a control and its assembly and then uses reflection to load it. It uses the MySiteStaplee.xml to set the properties.

I have uploaded the complete solution. To use it you will have to have already read the "Customizing MOSS 2007 My Sites within the enterprise" blog.

MySite C# Solution

1 comment:

Richard said...

hi Jason

great tool. Though i'm having a little bit of trouble loading web parts that inherit from Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls, such as OWA inbox or the RSS viewer

Is there anyway around this?