Tutorial :Programmatically instantiate a web part page in Sharepoint



Question:

Is there a simple way to add a web part page to a Sharepoint site programmatically, using either the object model or web services? It seems straight-forward to create lists and add web parts in this manner, but I can't find an example of how to create a content page.

Edit: For a plain WSS installation (not MOSS).


Solution:1

I'm going to take the route that this isn't a collaboration/publishing site as this isn't mentioned and wss is in the tag list. Pretty clunky in comparison to using a publishing site...

First choose the web part page template you'd like to use from:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\1033\STS\DOCTEMP\SMARTPGS

Then set up a stream to the template and use SPFileCollection.Add() to add it to your document library. For example:

string newFilename = "newpage.aspx";  string templateFilename = "spstd1.aspx";  string hive = SPUtility.GetGenericSetupPath("TEMPLATE\\1033\\STS\\DOCTEMP\\SMARTPGS\\");  FileStream stream = new FileStream(hive + templateFilename, FileMode.Open);  using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://sharepoint"))  using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())  {      SPFolder libraryFolder = web.GetFolder("Document Library");      SPFileCollection files = libraryFolder.Files;      SPFile newFile = files.Add(newFilename, stream);  }  

Note: This solution assumes you have the US SharePoint version installed that uses the 1033 language code. Just change the path if different.


Solution:2

Is it a collaboration/publishing site? If so you can the following blog articles should help:


Solution:3

An alternative solution to the accepted answer from @AlexAngas is to use the NewWebPage method of the SharePoint Foundation RPC Protocol, as suggested here.

private static void CreateWebPartPage(this SPWeb web, SPList list, string pageName, int layoutTemplate)  {      const string newWPPage = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>" +                                     "<Batch>" +                                     "<Method ID=\"0,NewWebPage\">" +                                      "<SetList Scope=\"Request\">{0}</SetList>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"Cmd\">NewWebPage</SetVar>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"ID\">New</SetVar>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"Type\">WebPartPage</SetVar>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"WebPartPageTemplate\">{2}</SetVar>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"Overwrite\">true</SetVar>" +                                      "<SetVar Name=\"Title\">{1}</SetVar>" +                                      "</Method>" +                                       "</Batch>";      var newWPPageBatchXml = string.Format(newWPPage, list.ID, pageName, layoutTemplate);        var result = web.ProcessBatchData(newWPPageBatchXml);  }  

Usage of the above extension method:

web.CreateWebPartPage(yourList, "NewPage", 2);  

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