SharePoint 2010

Site Pages Vs Application Pages in SharePoint 2010

Site Pages Vs Application Pages in SharePoint  

Application Pages

  • Application page is an ASP.NET content page present LAYOUTs directory

“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS “

  • An application page can have code behind as well as inline code
  • An application page doesn’t support web parts or web part zones
  • Application pages would support only server controls or user controls and cannot be personalized by end-users.
  • Application page is available to all the sites,
  • Application page must deployed only in farm solution,
  • Application pages require farm administrative privileges to deploy.

Site Pages

  • Site Pages are stored in the virtual file system in the Content databases
  • Site page can’t have code behind or inline code
  • Site Pages supports web parts
  • Site page can be deployed only specific sites
  • Site Page can be deployed using a sandbox solution
  • Site pages can be deployed by site collection administrators/end-users.

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