How are custom web parts for SharePoint beneficial for its users?
In SharePoint, a web point is referred to as a unit of information that helps in building the necessary blocks of a web part page. The web parts are added to the various parts of the web part page. The users have the advantage of using custom web parts for SharePoint depending on their requirements and to make the page of the site a unique for the users.
A web part can be customised in the following view types:
  • 1. Shared view: A web part is added to the web part page and can be edited in a shared view format. The shared web parts can be accessed by all users who hold authorisation and permission to use the web part pages.
  • 2. Personal view: A shared web part can be added to a personal view which can allow the user to create custom web parts for SharePoint accordingly. The changes and edits made to a web part will only be visible to the user on a personal view.
The view on which a user adds the web parts to customise them is significant. On certain web pages, the user may have permission and access to edit only few web parts and not on the other web pages. Also, a user may not have the permission to connect other web parts from an existing or functioning web page.
Types of Web Parts
There are a variety of custom web parts for SharePoint that can be used readily. These are the built-in ones which can be customised based on the requirements of the user, the web part on which the web parts will be used and can be uploaded in other web pages as well.
The default web parts include:
  • a. Content Editor Web Part: This web part is used to include formatted images, tables, hyperlinks and other text to a web part page.
  • b. Image web part: This type of web part is used to include any image or graphical representation to a wen part page. To make the process of coordination with the web part pages easier, the user can take control of the vertical alignment as well as the background hue of the image used in the Image Web Part by editing and customising the properties.
  • c. Form Web Part: The form web part is used to connect and filter the data in a column used in another web part. However, both the web parts, in this case, should be on the same server.
  • d. List view web part: This one is used to display and customise the data in a list or a library on the functioning site and to connect the same to the other web parts. The lists include information that are shared with the team members and are visible in a tabular format. It should be noted that List web part is not an actual web part like the others. When a list is made on a site, the list view web part is created automatically and is named based on the list.
  • e. Page Viewer web part: This is used to display a web page, hyperlink, or file and file name and folder or folder name on a web part page.
  • f. Site users web part: This web part is used to show the list of users and the groups who own permission to use a site. This web part appears on the home screen of any of the document workplace sites.

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