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Encapsulating custom list into a deployable web part.

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hello,I have created a custom list (using the internal create column method and not infopath) and then created new pages (EditForm.aspx, NewForm.aspx) using sharepoint designer so that I could format the pages as I needed. I need to somehow 'deploy' the entire custom list as a single web part whereby when another sharepoint instance could use the web part and utilize all the pages (new, edit etc) but always stay within the web part. - the only way i can see to do this is to create a new wep part using sp designer and using div's to hide / show different content. or, could i actually do a master page thing.Please help.If what I have said above is total gibberish then please say and I will try to explain it differently. Many thanks for any help I really am stuck in a hole.Kind regards,Jason.

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