Extension types (technical definitions)

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The last thing this article says is "The user portion has no menu component, but is otherwise very similar to the admin portion." Okay, so how exactly does the user side work? Where is that specified? I wish there were a link to that in the article because that is the part I need to undrstand. I have gone through the MVC tutorial on writing a component, but this does virtually nothing. I want to know how to present an edit form to the user similar to what's on the admin side. Do I really have to write a module for this?:by IslandBilly