Non programmable interfaces

As you start digging into SharePoint, you will often find that what you really want access to isn’t available. SharePoint relies on a lot of internal classes and API’s. This wouldn’t be that bad if everybody had to play using the same rules, but there are two levels of SharePoint developers; those that work for Microsoft, and those that don’t.

If you look at the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll using reflector, a lot of SharePoint DLL’s are permitted to access these internal types.

Don’t be surprised if something is available through a standard page, but not through an API; aka NPI’s.

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