Article: SharePoint’s Delegate Control Power
Learn about a handy feature that lets you isolate the functionality of one control from another on one or more Web sites.
One complaint about Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 2.0 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 was the difficulty in making changes to the environment after it was deployed. Officially, changing a site definition isn’t supported after it has been used to create other sites. Of course, that was then.
Now, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 offer many ways to make changes to sites after they have been provisioned. The introduction of SharePoint Features (note the capital “F”) has opened up an entire world to changing master pages, page layouts, and pages themselves. Further, SharePoint now includes a new technique—delegate controls—that allows for more fine-grained control over parts of the page.