Requirements state Visual Studio 2010 needed

Nov 29, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Is a full blown visual studio install needed for this webpart to function? Would this be installed on the FE server(s)? This is the first web part for 2010 I have seen that would require a visual studio install on the SharePoint farm. I am very hesitant to do so. One other question: Are you familiar with "Ontolica" wildcard search, we used it on SharePoint 2007 for Wildcard functionality and it was free. They may have a 2010 offering Ontolica Wildcard for SharePoint version 5.0 but I have not heard anything about this in the SharePoint community.

Nov 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Visual Studio is only needed if you need to make a change and recompile the code.  The .wsp file that is provided is all you need to do the deployment.  

I am familiar with Ontolica but I haven't heard anything about their product since the 2007 product.