Article 8 from 30 : Creating an App-Part for SharePoint 2013 Apps

This post is article-8 from the 30 Articles App series for SharePoint.

An App part is similar to webpart for your SharePoint App.

How to create it?

  1. Open your Sharepoint App project in Visual Studio.
    Add new Item-> Client webpart-> Add it .
  2. Add your clientwebpart page HTML/ASPX
    here I have created ClientWebpartPage.ASPX.
    Make sure that you have put allowframing into your page.
    <WebPartPages:AllowFraming ID=”AllowFraming1″ runat=”server” />
  3. Open the element.xml file you have created from step -(1)
    and give the reference to the file you have added into step -(2) as below
  4. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
    <Elements xmlns=””&gt;

    <ClientWebPart Name=”AppPartDemo_ClientWebPart” Title=”AppPartDemo” Description=”AppPartDemo_ClientWebPart Description” DefaultWidth=”250″ DefaultHeight=”300″>

    <Content Type=”html” Src=”~appWebUrl/Pages/ClientWebPartPage.aspx” />


How to Add it to SharePoint Page?

Simple just like you add a webpart.

Edit page-> insert webpart -> Apps -> choose your app part and save the page.

Here is how it looks after Adding my twitter App Part to SP Host.