Category Archive: Development

Oct
17
2011

Organizing SharePoint projects – Our DTAP street

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With a number of SharePoint 2010 projects running in production and a few projects that are currently in their second stage, I thought it was about time to write something about how we organized these projects. In this post I will describe how we applied DTAP in our projects. It took us a year and …

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Aug
23
2009

JQuery and SharePoint – Lookup fields and event lists

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In one of my recent projects I used some JQuery to change the width of a mulitvalued lookup field in SharePoint and to hide the Workspace field in an event list. The script to change the width of multivalued lookup fields: <script type=”text/javascript”> $(document).ready(function() { $(“select[id*='<INSERT_YOUR_FIELDNAME>']“).parent().width(300); $(“select[id*='<INSERT_YOUR_FIELDNAME>']“).parent().height(200); $(“select[id*='<INSERT_YOUR_FIELDNAME>']“).width(300); }); </script> When the lookup list has …

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May
22
2009

SharePoint Filter web parts: using a context filter in a page layout

For our e-office intranet I was working on a number of page layouts. In this page layout I wanted to use the out of the box Page Field Filter web part. After creating a new page using that page layout, the page crashed immediatly, showing the error message “An unexpected error has occurred”. After switching …

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May
21
2009

SharePoint fabulous 40: fixing the Board of Directors template

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Today I was looking at the Board of Directors template, which is one of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Application Templates (also known as the fabulous 40). This template contains an event calendar for board events. When you add a new board event to that list, a SharePoint Designer workflow creates a new Meeting minutes …

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Mar
29
2009

Changing the behavior of the Close button in SharePoint

A number of customers have asked us to change the behavior of the Close button in an announcement. The default behavior is that when the user clicks the Close button, he is redirected to the default view of the list. Unless the querystring contains the ‘Source’ parameter. The user is then redirected to the value …

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Mar
23
2009

Making changes to the SharePoint wiki page template – Adding navigation using a control template

In my current project one of the requirements was to add navigation to SharePoint wiki’s. We defined a number of rules that drive the navigation and that are not important for this post. In this post I will describe how I added the navigation controls to the page. Before I started I thought it was …

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Mar
10
2009

Logging to the Workflow History List in SharePoint workflows

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I keep forgetting how to do this, so I decided to write it down. In SharePoint workflows created with Visual Studio you can easily write to the history list. This makes it easier to troubleshoot your workflows. Helper methods First I create 2 static helper methods that do the work for me. public static class …

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Mar
09
2009

Redirect in SharePoint using SPUtility.Redirect

I was looking at the Redirect method in the SPUtility class. Besides the url, this method also takes a parameter of type SPRedirectFlags. I was wondering when to use the values of this enumeration. The MSDN documentation does help a bit, but not very much. I asked on Twitter if anyone knew the meaning of …

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Feb
20
2009

Storing a collection of objects in the hierarchical object store

For one of the projects that I am working on, we had to store some additional configuration on audiences. After reading the instruction and warning by Robin, I decided the Hierarchical Object Store was the place to save the configuration. Instead of persisting one object, I had to save a number of objects. Inspired by …

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Jan
24
2009

My First Silverlight part 4 – Create the Silverlight application

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This is the final part of a series on Silverlight development in SharePoint. In the first part I have described how to solution works for a user and how to prepare your SharePoint server and development machine for Silverlight development. The second post describes how to create the WCF service that gets the news items …

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