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SharePoint Framework Overview

This module explains the development options we have in SharePoint. It gives an overview of the toolchain of SharePoint Framework and how it fits into the SharePoint development story.


  • What is SharePoint Framework
  • Why SharePoint Framework?
  • Modern toolchain
  • The Future

Preparing your machine for the SharePoint Framework

This module explains how to prepare your machine for SharePoint Framework development. Configuring your SharePoint environment for development and deployment is also discussed.


  • Setup Office 365
  • Software Installation

Node.js Modules

This module explains how a node.js project is structured, explains the role of the different components contained within and how to scaffold a project from scratch. It illustrates the different kind of modules you have and how to work with them; i.e. installing, versioning, locking down, caching�


  • Modules
  • Creating a Project
  • Using Modules
  • CommonJS
  • Important Modules

SharePoint Framework Client Web Parts

This module explains how to use the Yeoman generator to create a SharePoint Framework project. It will illustrate the structure of a SharePoint Framework project. This module introduces client-side web parts and how to make basic changes to it. It also introduces the local and online Workbench, where your web parts can be tested.


  • Framework Client Web Parts
  • What is a Client Web Part?
  • Creating a project
  • Exploring Project Contents
  • Running Your Project
  • Gulp tasks
  • Web Part Configuration

JavaScript Introduction

This module explains about the origins of JavaScript and introduces the student to what JavaScript is.


  • What is JavaScript
  • What is ECMAScript
  • Using libraries to extend JavaScript functionality
  • Debugging JavaScript with the browser debugger

JavaScript Language

This module explains how to write basic JavaScript. It describes how to create and use variables and the types that are available in JavaScript. Also, it explains about objects in Javascript, including some out-of-the-box objects like Date, Array, Math, etc. The module shows how to write functions and explains about the scopes they create. Prototypes are also introduced. Error handling is the last part of this module.


  • Variables, Objects, Arrays and Functions
  • JavaScript Scopes and Closures
  • Function Parameters
  • Function Constructors
  • Prototypes
  • Error handling

JavaScript Patterns

This module explains how to use some of the most popular patterns in JavaScript.


  • Callback Pattern
  • Options hashing
  • Self-invoking functions
  • Class Pattern
  • Module Pattern
  • The self reference


This module explains how Typescript solves many of the problems discussed in the previous modules. TypeScript adds type annotations and code compilation to your development process so that you write better code. TypeScript is used by default in all SharePoint Framework generated projects. This module will discuss the TypeScript language and how it can help you in building your enterprise scale applications.


  • What is TypeScript
  • Using TypeScript in your project
  • Variables
  • Functions
  • Interfaces and Classes
  • Modules and Namespaces

Client Web Part Properties

This module explains how to modify the property pane of your web part. It explains how to configure and use your own properties. It discusses how to dynamically load property pane options, create custom property controls, validate property values.


  • Client Web Part Properties
  • Webpart Properties
  • Adding Properties
  • Using Properties
  • Preconfigured Entries
  • Dynamic Data
  • Custom Properties
  • Advanced Configuration

Loading Frameworks and Libraries

This module explains how to load additional libraries inside your SharePoint Framework project from different sources.


  • Loading Libraries and/or Frameworks
  • Considerations
  • NPM Package
  • Loading from a URL
  • Loading A Local Copy
  • Loading jQuery and plugins
  • Component loader


This module explains how to apply styling to your web components by writing maintainable and simpler CSS by means of Sass.


  • What is SASS?
  • The Language
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Comments
  • Nested Rules and Properties
  • Partials
  • Extend
  • Mixins
  • Functions

Loading SharePoint Data in a client web part

This module explains how to load data in your SharePoint Framework components using the utility classes. The module discusses the SharePoint REST API and how to consume it. Consume your own API and handling cross-origin issues.


  • Loading SharePoint data
  • Page Context
  • Web Services Overview
  • REST and ODATA Fundamentals
  • SharePoint REST API's
  • AJAX
  • Framework HttpClient
  • Solving cross domain issues with CORS

Build and deploy your SharePoint Framework project

This module explains how to build your SharePoint Framework project for deployment. It discusses the different deployment options you have.


  • Build and Deploy a Framework solution
  • Overview
  • Building
  • Deployment


This module will cover the basics of the JavaScript framework React. It discusses how the React component system works, and how to use it inside your SharePoint Framework projects.


  • What is React JS
  • Model View ViewModel (MVVM)
  • React Components
  • What is JSX
  • Html Tags vs React Components
  • Creating Components
  • JavaScript Expressions
  • JSX Gotchas
  • Relationship with State Machines
  • Handling Component State
  • Adding Interactivity by means of events
  • Using Multiple Components
  • Transferring props between components
  • The Lifecycle of a Component
  • Alternative Syntax
  • SharePoint Framework and React

Framework and Office-UI-Fabric

This module explains how to use and apply the styles, components, � of the Office UI Fabric inside your SharePoint Framework projects.


  • What Is Office UI Fabric?
  • Office UI Fabric Versions
  • Fabric Core Styles
  • Example Uses
  • Fabric Components
  • Fabric JS
  • ngOfficeUIFabric
  • Fabric React

Deploying SharePoint Artifacts

This module explains how you can use your SharePoint Framework solutions to provision SharePoint artifacts, like fields, content types, lists, � to your SharePoint site.


  • Deploying SharePoint Artifacts
  • Deployment Options
  • Asset Types
  • Features

Microsoft Graph

This module explains how to consume the Microsoft Graph from within your SharePoint Framework solutions.


  • Introduction to Microsoft Graph
  • Authentication Providers
  • Microsoft Graph API
  • Development

SharePoint Framework Extensions

This module explains how to build UI extension for your SharePoint site by means of extensions. It will discuss altering the header/footer of a site with application customizers, creating field customizers to change the rendering of a field and how to use command sets to provide your own command bar buttons.


  • SharePoint Framework Extensions
  • Extensions Overview
  • Creating Extensions
  • Application Customizers
  • Field Customizers
  • Command Sets


This module explains how to use and configure Webpack to bundle all the generated code with.


  • What is Webpack
  • Entries and Outputs
  • Using Loaders
  • The need for Plugins


This module explains the role and the use of the task runner Gulp inside your SharePoint Framework projects. It will discuss the existing tasks that have been added by default to your project as well as how you can quickly add new tasks.


  • Installing Gulp as a node module
  • Gulp primitives
  • Gulp by example

Unit testing web parts

This module explains how to use the included testing frameworks in your SharePoint Framework project to unit test your web parts and components.


  • Included test frameworks
  • Running tests
  • Component testing

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for developers who want to be able to create client-side applications with SharePoint Framework. In this course, students will learn about the new tools needed when developing with SharePoint Framework. Next to that, JavaScript and its potential pitfalls are discussed, leading into using TypeScript as typed superset of JavaScript. Students will also be introduced to the JavaScript library React, which is commonly used inside SharePoint Framework components. Using all these, previously mentioned, techniques, students will learn how to build client-side web parts, extensions, field customizers... with SharePoint Framework. Finally, students will learn how to include other JavaScript frameworks, provide unit tests, configure the packaging and deploying their solutions.

This course is intended for experienced developers who want to start building solutions with SharePoint Framework.

No prior knowledge of JavaScript or TypeScript is required. Knowing your way around SharePoint is advised.

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