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Building and deploying a simple web part using Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0

Filed under Microsoft, SharePoint

This post shows you how to deploy a simple WSS web part using Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services.

Install Visual Studio 2008 on your WSS 3.0 Server.

Download and install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools from Microsoft’s Down Center (

run Visual Studio.

Choose File, New Project, Select SharePoint and choose Web Part.

This will create a class library and includes references to the sharepoint.dll.

Remove the comments from the sample code.

From Solution Explorer, right-click the project and choose Deploy.

This will create a .wsp deployment package and install it to localhost (Your WSS server. It will also automatically activate the web part.

Now, add the newly created web Part (from Miscellaneous) to a SharePoint page.