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Register Event Handlers plus free Site Settings – Manage Event Handlers Add-on solution

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In the first post, I discussed the benefits of using Event Handlers in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 (MOSS). In the second post, I discussed how to develop and deploy Event Handler solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 (MOSS). In this post I will discuss the various mechanisms to attach (register) your event handler assembly to a site, list, or content type. The "Site Settings – Manage Event Handlers Add-on" solution is hosted on CodePlex. Here is the link: Codeplex Project : http://www.codeplex.com/SPSCustomAdmin/ (If any of you are interested in getting involved, I am interested in building more Site Settings addons. Please email me at brwil at microsoft dot com if you would like to get involved in expanding this framework. I will discuss the ideas i have in more detail in a future blog post.) Overview So you have deployed the assembly to the farm, now what? How do I register an event in your assembly for a Site, List, or Content Type?
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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)

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Today I want to talk in depth about a feature of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) that shows you just how extensible the SharePoint 2007 platform is! That feature is the ability to add custom event handlers to sites, lists, items and content types in your portal.
What is a custom event handler? A custom event handler is a .Net assembly that contains the additional business logic you need to run when the event occurs in SharePoint.
Why did I pick this feature? Well, no portal or business application ever really lives in isolation to your other Line of Business (LOB) applications, and shouldn't! Your portal solution needs to be dynamic, expect change and work seamlessly with the other systems in your environment. So, you may ask, what does this have to do with Event Handlers?
Well, event handlers allow you to add [SOMETHING] your business needs into the functionality of SharePoint. [SOMETHING] examples:
oRetrieve information from a database such as filling in the r…