SharePoint OOB Web Parts

This is a list of the out-of-the-box web parts that come with SharePoint.

These web parts form the basic components that can be used to build quite sophisticated sites without requiring any custom development.

Don't forget that you can configure a web part and save it to your web part gallery with a new name. This makes it even easier for end users to add web parts that you have pre-configured for them.

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  • Content Editor

    This web part allows content authors to insert arbitrary content into a web part zone. This gives additional flexibility, but can also be a problem because there is no control over the content that editors can insert into pages.

  • HTML Form

    Renders simple HTML form controls which can be connected to other web parts.

  • Image Viewer

    Allows an editor to show an image.

  • Media

    Shows embedded media (audio or video) in the page.

  • Page Viewer

    Embeds another web page within the page using an IFRAME element.

  • Silverlight

    Shows a Silverlight embedded client-side application.

  • Business Data Actions

    Shows a list of actions from the Business Data Catalog.

  • Business Data Catalog Filter

    Allows you to choose one entity from the BCS and specify value column and description column.

  • Choice Filter

    Allows you to specify values in the tool pane of the Web Part. Users select one of the values from a drop-down menu that appears on the page.

  • SharePoint List Filter

    Point to a SharePoint list and the specify the value of a column, such as title, description or document type. Users can browse to the list and choose from the item type you specify.

  • SQL Server Analysis Services Filter

    Allows you to select a data connection from a Web Part on the current page or from a SharePoint Data Connection library or Office Data Connection library. You can then specify a dimension and hierarchy in order to display data from your SQL Server Analysis Services cubes.

  • Current User Filter

    Uses either the current user’s login name or a selected profile property. Provides a query string parameter.

  • Query String Filter

    Passes a parameter you specify in the query string.

  • Page Field Filter

    Value of a column on the list row that the current page is associated with

  • Date Filter

    Users are able to pick a date from a drop-down calendar or enter a mm/dd/yyyy value into the edit box.

  • Text Filter

    Require users to enter text or use a default value.

  • Chart

    A very powerful web part that displays a chart based on list contents.

  • Business Data Item

    Shows a single item from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.

  • Business Data Item Builder

    Create an item from query string parameters and provides it as a connection to other Web Parts.

  • Business Data List

    Show a list of items from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.

  • Business Data Related List

    Show a list of items related to one or more parent items from the Business Data Catalog.

  • Key Performance Indicators (Status List)

    Shows a Key Performance Indicator status list. The KPI list contains individual status indicators based on information derived from other SharePoint lists or data sources.

  • KPI Details

    Shows a detailed view of a single Key Performance Indicator status item.

  • Visio Web Access

    Surfaces content from Visio diagrams (.vdw files).

  • Content Query

    One of the most heavily used web parts. Allows you to aggregate content in, for example, a home page or hub page. This web part is not able to aggregate content across site collection boundaries. Dependent on the publishing feature to be activated.

  • SAP iView

    Used to display SAP data in SharePoint sites.

  • Picture Library Slideshow

    Displays a slideshow of images from a picture library.

  • RSS Viewer

    Renders the contents of an RSS feed, typically from an external source.

  • What's Popular

    Uses web analytics to show the most viewed content, popular search queries or search results.

  • XML Viewer

    Takes an XML input and transforms it using XSLT.

  • Document ID Lookup

    Shows an input box where a user can enter a Document ID and navigate to the target document.

  • Document Set Contents

    Shows the contents of a document set.

  • Document Set Properties

    Shows the properties of a document set.

  • Relevant Documents

    Shows documents that are relevant to the current user. Installed with Document Centre and MySites.

  • Categories

    Shows categories derived from the site directory. (Provided for backwards compatibility).

  • Site Aggregator

    Show chosen sites

  • Sites in Category

    Show sites from a specified category.

  • Summary Links

    Allow publishing authors to create lists of links.

  • Table of Contents

    Representation of the site's navigation heirarchy.

  • Tag Cloud

    Shows a tag cloud of enterprise tags with relative importance, based on usage within the organization.

  • Excel Web Access

    Surfaces Excel data in a web page, acting as a client to Excel Services.

  • InfoPath Form

    Shows a browser-enabled InfoPath form.

  • Contact Details

    Shows contact details for the user on a My Site page.

  • Site Users

    Shows a list of site user and whether they are online.

  • User Tasks

    Shows tasks assigned to the current user.

  • PerformancePoint Filter

    Displays filters for use in a PerformancePoint dashboard application.

  • PerformancePoint Report Viewer

    Displays a PerformancePoint report in various formats including charts, grids, maps, etc.

  • PerformancePoint Scorecard

    Displays a PerformancePoint sorecard​.

  • PerformancePoint Stack Selector

    Displays a PerformancePoint Stack Selector to allow users to select and stack individual components of the PerformancePoint dashboard.

  • Advanced Search Box

    Show parameterized search options based on properties and combinations of words.

  • Federated Results

    Show search results from an external search provider that supports standard search results formats.

  • People Refinement Panel

    Search refiner panel for people search results. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.

  • People Search Box

    Search input box to find people (users).

  • People Search Core Results

    Shows people search results and properties.

  • Refinement Panel

    General purpose search refiner panel. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.

  • Related Queries

    Shows suggested queries related to the user's search query. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.

  • Search Action Links

    Shows search action links (used in search results page).

  • Search Best Bets

    Shows the best bet items that match the search query.

  • Search Box

    Search input box.

  • Search Core Results

    Main search results (used in search results page).

  • Search Paging

    Paging control to navigate between pages of search results. Used in conjunction with search results web part.

  • Search Statistics

    Shows search statistics including the total number of results found and the time taken to perform the search.

  • Search Summary

    Shows suggestions related to the current search query.

  • Top Federated Results

    Shows the highest ranking results from a federated search provider.

  • XSLT List View

    Renders a SharePoint list using an XSLT transformation. This can be configured either by creating an XSLT stylesheet or using SharePoint Designer. The XSLTListViewer web part is used as the basis of the web parts for showing common lists in a site, e.g. Announcements, Links and Tasks.

  • Search Visual Best Bet

    Shows the best bet items by means of thumbnails of the content of the target documents.

  • Filter Actions

    Use this web part when you have two or more filter web parts on the page in order to synchronize the display of the filter results.

  • Note Board

    Allow users to leave brief text notes about the page.

  • Organization Browser

    Shows an organization chart based on the user profile data.

  • What's New

    Shows a list of colleagues and status changes in a My Site profile page.

  • Wherabouts

    Shows user's locations from the user profile data.

  • XSLT List Form

    Used to render a list view with in-place editing enabled.

  • Wiki Content

    Renders a wiki control, similar to the Wiki Editor field control.

  • Chart View

    Used to render a survey as a histogram. Not a general purpose charting component (see Chart web part).

  • Data View

    Query data and render using XSLT. Intended to be used with SharePoint Designer.

  • Data Form

    Renders an input form.

  • Dual Chinese Search

    Used to search Dual Chinese document and items at the same time. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.

  • My Mail Folder

    Displays your mail folder using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server.

  • My Calendar

    Displays your calendar using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server

  • My Contacts

    Displays your contacts using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server

  • My Inbox

    Displays your inbox using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server

  • My Tasks

    Displays your tasks using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server

  • WSRP Viewer

    Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1. Web Services for Remote Portlets is an OASIS network protocol standard designed for communications with remote portlets.

  • User Context Filter

    The UserContextFilter web part is used to filter other web parts based on a property of the current user. Usually this will be the current user ID, but it could also be any user profile property; e.g. Name, Department, Email, etc.