SharePoint has been a widely adopted and popular content management system for many large organizations over the decades. From SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Online, the ability to customize the user experience (UX) has evolved dramatically, keeping pace with the evolution of modern web design. SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support of client-side SharePoint development with support for open sources. SPFx works in SharePoint Online and with on-premiss. SPFx Web Parts and Extensions are the powerful tool we can use to deliver great UX!
The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and support for open source tooling. With the SharePoint Framework, you can use modern web technologies and tools in your preferred development environment to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready from day one. The SharePoint Framework works for SharePoint Online and for on-premises too.
Why the SharePoint Framework?
Key features of the SharePoint Framework include the following:
- Customize modern site SharePoint intranet as per as your need.
- Custom webparts for your portal.
- It runs in the context of the current user and connection in the browser. There are no iFrames for the customization.
- The controls are rendered in the normal page DOM.
- It is responsive and accessible by nature.
- It enables the developer to access the lifecycle in addition to render, load, serialize and deserialize, configuration changes, and more.
- The toolchain is based on common open source client development tools such as npm, TypeScript, etc..
- Performance is reliable.
- End users can use SPFx client-side solutions that are approved by the tenant administrators (or their delegates) on all sites, including self-service team, group, or personal sites.
- SPFx web parts can be added to both classic and modern pages.
- Script Injection, SharePoint apps, and SharePoint Framework are the three commonly used for client-side development.