SharePoint 2013 Integration Options
The new SharePoint 2013 application model offers several options for your wide range of application to integrate with SharePoint and other systems.
These options include –
- User interface integration
- Events and logic integration
- Data integration
In this tutorial, we will know about the User interface integration option.
User Interface Integration
In this integration option, there are three main integration points available to you which come as a part of SharePoint application model.
These points are as follows-
- App Parts and Pages
- Ribbon & Action menus
App Parts and Pages
App Parts & Pages offer the ability to effectively surface the user interface of your applications to your users. App Parts are quite similar to Web Parts. The App Parts serve as reusable & configurable windows into your current application.
Ribbon & Action Menus
- Firstly, the ribbon was introduced in SharePoint 2010. The ribbon offers a central location for several actions that may be performed by a user on documents and various other data.
- In earlier version of SharePoint, developers had the ability to include custom actions for all of their applications in ribbon. Currently; SharePoint applications do allow this type of customization too. This allows you to include different actions where users expect them.
- The Action menu serves the purpose of a context-aware menu for items in a list or library in SharePoint. For example, the Action menu in a SharePoint document library exposes some of the most common functions like Check In and Check.
- Hopefully, this tutorial provides a comprehensive amount of subject matter on the User interface integration option available for SharePoint.