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SharePoint development learning’s

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Mark Jones has a great article on SharePoint 2007 development and engineering practices that offers some real world learning’s from SharePoint projects. The article is based on his experiences on three MOSS projects and offers valuable insight in what to look for in these types of project. Continue reading SharePoint development learning’s »

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August 30th, 2007 at 8:07 am

Meta Tag Generator

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I was having a look at some of the many SharePoint related projects on CodePlex and the MetaTagGenerator control caught my eye. This is a very simple but useful control for creating tags for pages within a content managed MOSS site. Continue reading Meta Tag Generator »

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July 9th, 2007 at 10:51 am

Telerik RadEditor for MOSS 2007

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Telerik’s RadEditor for MOSS 2007 is a great cross-browser substitute for the default rich-text editor provided by MOSS. They are now offering two versions, a Lite (free) edition that provides similar functionality to the default rich-text editor, and a full version that provides additional features such as in-line AJAX spellchecking and pasting rich-text formatted content from Word. Continue reading Telerik RadEditor for MOSS 2007 »

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July 3rd, 2007 at 11:19 am

Customising the RichHtmlField Styles Menu

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This post shows how you can customise the list of styles that are available inside a RichHtmlField control in SharePoint 2007. Continue reading Customising the RichHtmlField Styles Menu »

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May 2nd, 2007 at 7:56 am

Minimal SharePoint Master Page

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Master pages provide a great platform for branding custom SharePoint sites. By default, however, the master pages included with WSS and MOSS sites include a lot of unnecessary mark-up. This worked fine for most of the site but I found when I used this for the system pages (think viewing document libraries, editing list items…) things started to break. Continue reading Minimal SharePoint Master Page »

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April 30th, 2007 at 9:28 am

Invalid look-up value error when uploading content

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When migrating content from a prototype MOSS intranet to the new production environment I hoped to be able to move documents across using the windows explorer view of document libraries provided by SharePoint 2007. Unfortunately for most of the items this resulted in a helpful little warning stating “An error occurred copying some or all of the selected files.” Continue reading Invalid look-up value error when uploading content »

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April 11th, 2007 at 9:23 am

Date Formats in SharePoint

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To ensure that dates are formatted correctly across your WSS or MOSS site there are a couple of settings you may need to change.

First of all the regional settings should reflect the current locale. This can be changed from Site Actions > Site Settings > Regional Settings and ensuring the locale is correct. This should ensure all controls that display dates are formatted correctly.

If you are using XSLT to display dates (such as in a data view web part) you may need to update these also. One way of doing this is to take advantage of the format-date extension function provided by MSXML. This is included in the XSL for the dataview by default, but you can use this and other MSXML extension functions by including a reference to the Microsoft XPath extension functions (urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt) at the top of your XSL stylesheet. Continue reading Date Formats in SharePoint »

Written by Ari Bakker

April 2nd, 2007 at 3:27 am

Using Nested Master Pages in SharePoint

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One cool feature of master pages is that you can use nested master pages to keep global elements together, but have separate master pages for each sub site. The basic idea is to create a ‘parent’ master page that defines the page structure, and ‘child’ master pages that extend certain content placeholders defined in the parent master page. Your content pages then provide content for the content placeholders defined in the child master pages. Continue reading Using Nested Master Pages in SharePoint »

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March 23rd, 2007 at 4:48 am

Locking down RichHtmlField styles in SharePoint

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Often you need to allow people to enter some html formatting but want to restrict them from breaking a site’s design by entering fonts or tables or other html elements. Continue reading Locking down RichHtmlField styles in SharePoint »

Written by Ari Bakker

March 22nd, 2007 at 7:20 am