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What's the difference between app part, web part, and client web part?

    Question

  • I'm developing an sharepoint-hosted app in visual studio, and deploy it. When I edit a page, I don't see the app in the app part or web part. What's the difference between app part and web part? 

    Why does the app need a client web part to show in web parts or app parts? What is client web part?

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 8:10 AM

Answers

  • Just as SharePoint users have become accustomed to talking about web parts, Microsoft has changed the game from web parts to apps. A common question involves the difference between apps and web parts.

    From an end user perspective, web parts and apps are similar – they both provide a way to add functionality to a SharePoint-based web site.  Once created, they can be leveraged on multiple sites with proper deployment and configuration.

    The primary difference between apps and web parts is how they are developed and deployed.  Web parts are built to run within SharePoint and are deployed directly to SharePoint Servers.  Apps run outside of the SharePoint environment and are simply added to SharePoint sites. One benefit of this is that poorly built apps will not impact your site like poorly built web parts can.


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    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:44 PM

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  • Just as SharePoint users have become accustomed to talking about web parts, Microsoft has changed the game from web parts to apps. A common question involves the difference between apps and web parts.

    From an end user perspective, web parts and apps are similar – they both provide a way to add functionality to a SharePoint-based web site.  Once created, they can be leveraged on multiple sites with proper deployment and configuration.

    The primary difference between apps and web parts is how they are developed and deployed.  Web parts are built to run within SharePoint and are deployed directly to SharePoint Servers.  Apps run outside of the SharePoint environment and are simply added to SharePoint sites. One benefit of this is that poorly built apps will not impact your site like poorly built web parts can.


    Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Alternate TextVote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Alternate TextMark As Answer

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:44 PM
  • Thanks buddy... vry simple to understand....

    Friday, October 04, 2013 5:50 AM
  • The answer is copy&paste from blog at http://blog.tahoepartners.com/index.php/sharepoint-2013-apps-six-reasons-you-should-care/
    Friday, March 14, 2014 10:07 AM