Here's a little nugget I came across, on SharePoint 2010 and 2013 (including O365), and was exceptionally frustrated with. There's a difference between IsDlg and isdlg. See it? Case sensitivity. Come to find out that means the world to SharePoint. I was tasked to setup a basic Page Viewer web part to consume a page... Continue Reading →
Adding a lookup field to your SharePoint solution: declaratively or programmatically?
Big thanks to Chris Barbin on pointing me in the right direction for this one! Including a lookup in your project can be tricky, and I find that most developers revert to doing it programmatically instead of declaratively. It's easier to copy and paste some C# code than chase down issues around CAML. It can be... Continue Reading →
Calendar Overlays: Keeping events in the same window.
Previously, I shared about how to create a color coded calendar, and then taking that calendar a little further and jazzing it up with some color. One issue that has been identified with this method, and using calendar overlays in general, is the fact that the events open in a whole new window. Not cool.... Continue Reading →
Accessing the Secure Store from a Timer Job, more than once.
A neat feature within SharePoint is the Secure Store Service. It gives us the opportunity to store account credentials for external systems without having to worry about encryption, where to store it securely, etc. SharePoint handles it all for us. Another plus for SharePoint development. Another neat feature is the Timer Service. This concept of... Continue Reading →
Creating an item detail dashboard view of your joined lists in SharePoint 2010
Thanks to Stan for suggesting the idea for this post, by leaving a comment here.Our goal here is to take your joined lists and display them on a single page, so you can effectively review an item and its associated information. This is a useful task for creating views of projects with many tasks, milestones, documents,... Continue Reading →
Customize the SharePoint Calendar Colors
I shared a post a while ago on how to create a color coded calendar in SharePoint. This is a no code (for real!) solution, and I've received some great feedback from it. One area I want to focus on are the colors. Let's go from blah To, well, more colorful, not sure if I'd... Continue Reading →
SharePoint Metadata: Filter Page Web Parts
On my list of awesome SharePoint ideas that I want to try and do, was giving users the ability to filter a page based on selected metadata. I decided to hurry up and do it thanks to a question on MSDN forums. Special thanks to Stefan Bauer for the starting of some great code! I've... Continue Reading →
How Can I Help?
Thanks for visiting my blog. Over the years, I've come to love the SharePoint community. The people are great, and I depend upon the vast resources available to help me get the job done. Now I want to give back. When you post to the forums at sharepoint.stackexchange.com, I'm committed to helping out whenever I... Continue Reading →
Color code your SharePoint calendar
A nice new feature in SharePoint 2010 is the ability to roll up multiple calendars into one, and color code them. In previous versions of SharePoint, this was something that was only doable with third-party products or some serious jQuery. Consider the following scenario. The sales department of Contoso has a single calendar they use... Continue Reading →
Country List for Field Defs in SharePoint
Below is a country list for use in a field definition for SharePoint. Enjoy! <CHOICES> <CHOICE>Afghanistan</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Algeria</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Andorra</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Angola</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Antigua and Barbuda</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Argentina</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Armenia</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Australia</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Austria</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Azerbaijan</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bahamas, The</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bahrain</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bangladesh</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Barbados</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Belarus</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Belgium</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Belize</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Benin</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bhutan</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bolivia</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bosnia and Herzegovina</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Botswana</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Brazil</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Brunei</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Bulgaria</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Burkina Faso</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Burma</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Burundi</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Cambodia</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Cameroon</CHOICE> <CHOICE>Canada </CHOICE> <CHOICE>Cape Verde... Continue Reading →