SharePoint Framework, PnP JS development guide

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development platform for building and extending SharePoint applications. SPFx enables you to build client-side web parts, extensions, and applications that can be deployed to and run within SharePoint.

Here is a general guide to developing applications with the SharePoint Framework:

  1. Install the development tools: To develop SPFx applications, you will need to install Node.js, the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator, and other tools such as Visual Studio Code or your preferred code editor.
  2. Create a new SPFx project: Use the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator to create a new project and choose the type of application that you want to build, such as a client-side web part or an extension.
  3. Define the application’s components: Define the components of your application, such as web parts, extensions, and other customizations. You can use TypeScript, React, or other frameworks and libraries to build your components.
  4. Test and debug your application: Use the local development server and debugging tools to test and debug your application as you develop it.
  5. Package and deploy your application: Package your application into a deployable package, and use the SharePoint app catalog or other deployment mechanism to deploy your application to your target SharePoint environment.
  6. Manage and maintain your application: Use the SharePoint Framework’s update and deployment mechanisms to manage and maintain your application, including updating the application when needed and rolling back changes if necessary.

In summary, to develop applications with the SharePoint Framework, you will need to install the development tools, create a new project, define the application’s components, test and debug your application, package and deploy your application, and manage and maintain your application over time.

PnP JS

The PnP JS Core library is a collection of JavaScript libraries that can be used to perform common tasks in SharePoint and Office 365, such as working with lists and libraries, managing users and groups, and handling authentication.

Here is a general guide to using the PnP JS Core library to develop SharePoint applications:

  • Install the library: To use the PnP JS Core library, you will need to install it in your project. You can install the library using npm by running the following command:
npm install @pnp/pnpjs

  • Import the library: To use the PnP JS Core library in your code, you will need to import it. You can do this by adding the following line at the top of your JavaScript file:
import { sp } from "@pnp/pnpjs";

  • Authenticate with SharePoint: Before you can use the PnP JS Core library to perform tasks in SharePoint, you will need to authenticate with SharePoint. You can do this by calling the sp.setup method and passing in your SharePoint site URL and an authentication provider:
sp.setup({
  sp: {
    baseUrl: "https://your-sharepoint-site.com"
  },
  graph: {
    baseUrl: "https://graph.microsoft.com"
  }
});
  • Perform tasks in SharePoint: Once you have authenticated with SharePoint, you can use the PnP JS Core library to perform tasks in SharePoint. For example, you can retrieve a list of items from a SharePoint list by calling the sp.web.lists.getByTitle("ListName").items.get method:
sp.web.lists.getByTitle("ListName").items.get().then(items => {
  console.log(items);
});

In summary, to use the PnP JS Core library to develop SharePoint applications, you will need to install the library, import it into your code, authenticate with SharePoint, and then perform tasks in SharePoint using the available methods and properties provided by the library.

SPFx for Teams App

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development platform for building and extending SharePoint applications. You can use SPFx to build client-side web parts, extensions, and applications that can be deployed to and run within SharePoint.

To create a Teams app using SPFx, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the development tools: To develop SPFx applications, you will need to install Node.js, the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator, and other tools such as Visual Studio Code or your preferred code editor.
  2. Create a new SPFx project: Use the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator to create a new project and choose the type of application that you want to build, such as a client-side web part or an extension.
  3. Define the Teams app’s components: Define the components of your Teams app, such as tabs, bots, and other customizations. You can use TypeScript, React, or other frameworks and libraries to build your components.
  4. Test and debug your Teams app: Use the local development server and debugging tools to test and debug your Teams app as you develop it.
  5. Package and deploy your Teams app: Package your Teams app into a deployable package, and use the Teams app catalog or other deployment mechanism to deploy your Teams app to your target Teams environment.
  6. Manage and maintain your Teams app: Use the SharePoint Framework’s update and deployment mechanisms to manage and maintain your Teams app, including updating the app when needed and rolling back changes if necessary.

In summary, to create a Teams app using SPFx, you will need to install the development tools, create a new project, define the app’s components, test and debug the app, package and deploy the app, and manage and maintain the app over time.

Usage – SPFx with React Development guide

SPFx supports the use of TypeScript and React to build SharePoint applications. TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds optional static typing and class-based object-oriented programming features to JavaScript. React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces that allows you to declaratively describe the UI of your application and manage the state of your application in a consistent and efficient way.

To use TypeScript and React with SPFx, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the development tools: To develop SPFx applications, you will need to install Node.js, the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator, and other tools such as Visual Studio Code or your preferred code editor.
  2. Create a new SPFx project: Use the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator to create a new project and choose the type of application that you want to build, such as a client-side web part or an extension. When creating the project, make sure to select TypeScript and React as the development frameworks.
  3. Define the components of your application: Define the components of your application using TypeScript and React. You can use the React component model to define the UI of your application and the TypeScript type system to define the data types and interfaces of your application.
  4. Test and debug your application: Use the local development server and debugging tools to test and debug your application as you develop it.
  5. Package and deploy your application: Package your application into a deployable package, and use the SharePoint app catalog or other deployment mechanism to deploy your application to your target SharePoint environment.
  6. Manage and maintain your application: Use the SharePoint Framework’s update and deployment mechanisms to manage and maintain your application, including updating the application when needed and rolling back changes if necessary.

In summary, to use TypeScript and React with SPFx, you will need to install the development tools, create a new project, define the components of your application, test and debug the application, package and deploy the application, and manage and maintain the application over time.

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