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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Building a sample search web part with SharePoint Framework using React

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on covering sample web part with search capability. This sample is available for you from SharePoint GitHub organization in the sp-dev-fx-webparts repository. Sample search web part is built using React and implements Flux pattern for the cross-component communications in React. It also demonstrates multiple other valuable capabilities which you could take into use in your own customizations.

Notice. When this webcast was released, SharePoint Framework was available as a Developer Preview release.  

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Different UIs in the provided sample for showing search results
  • Configuration options for the client-side web part
  • Patterns and technologies used with the web part
  • Basic flow of flux and how it works

Web cast demo (6:57) shows following details

  • Demonstration of the basic capability
  • Different configuration options
  • Logging pane implementation for seeing possible configuration options with web part
  • Structure of the sample solution
  • Flux implementation in the web part
  • How external templates are loaded to web part and used optionally in result presentation

Webcast presenters: Elio StruyfVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint / Office DevPatterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 31st of October 2016