SharePoint Web Part for Box Embed



Box wants to enable users to embed a Box webpart into their SharePoint sites. Users should be allowed to select a Box folder, whose contents will be displayed in the webpart using Box embed.


1.Create a sandboxed web part that is compatible with SharePoint 2010 and 2013 that allows a user to embed a selected Box folder, or the root folder (“All files”) in a SharePoint page. The web part should allow you to select the size of the embed, the theme, and the ordering, as well as pick if they want icons or a list (see screenshot).

User-added image
(this screen can be found by right clicking on a folder in the Box web app and going to “Share” -> “Embed folder in your site”)
2. After selecting the style that will be displayed, they should be able to save the web part and be able to view Box documents and folders.


Upload all your source code as a zip and provide any documentation and/or instructions that are needed. Please be clear and concise with any setup instructions.
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What is the value that we should pass after "embed_widget"?
Makif, Nov 27, 2012 at 04:19 AM reply
Hi Makif, The ? marks should be 12 zeroes:[shared_name]. It's normally a hash of the embed settings but there's no way to calculate it yet (not published). The shared name is the hash value you get at the end of a shared link. For, the shared name is 2e2eff2f01dddddd0d54. If you just need to embed root, you can use the following:
danieloleary, Nov 27, 2012 at 08:48 AM
Hi I've found a tricky solution before your response by using but I will use 12 zeros in my application.
Makif, Nov 27, 2012 at 09:46 AM
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jeffdonthemic (admin), Nov 27, 2012 at 09:43 AM reply
The bounty is too small for any good developer to seriously consider this.
elmerm, Nov 28, 2012 at 23:59 PM reply

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