One of the more popular posts on this blog detailed how to create and deploy a Generic ASHX handler with your SharePoint projects. While you can still do this manually per that post, this is made much easier with the inclusion of a new item template that is part of the CKSDev tools extension.
After much hard work and testing, I’m happy to finally have released the SharePoint Service Application Starter Kit. What is it? A Visual Studio Extension that installs SharePoint project templates for creating custom SharePoint Service Applications of different flavors.
This article will show you how to use a SearchBoxEx control on a custom branded MySite Host site collection.