Archive for the “Development and Customization” Category

Extending the SocialCommentControl

April 6 2011 161 comments

SocialCommentControl is the control, which enables commenting on a page. You can use social commenting feature with the Note Board web part (Social Collaboration > Note Board) by adding the web part onto your page. You would have to have User Profile Service Application provisioned to enable social comments. Comments are stored in the Social DB (SocialComments table) of…

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Custom Styles for SharePoint 2010 Rich Html Field

October 27 2010 99 comments

A typical requirement from a client is to be able to incorporate their own custom styles for the Rich Html Field. Allowing their public relations department to apply nice text formating for paragraphs with some Comic Sans Hotness might not be the best practice in here, so let’s be careful out there. The best scenario is only to allow custom…

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Existing Content Type Modifications and STSADM Tools

October 22 2010 33 comments

This post will address problems with existing content types and their modification.

If you happen to modify old content types and/or their fields you might come into problems regarding making these changes visible in the manner you intended them to be. This will happen when working with existing Sharepoint content and environments/solutions. Or you might add a new field to…

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LINQ to SharePoint – Obscure Workarounds

October 1 2010 199 comments

Previously I wrote about querying with SPLinq and the scope being the current site collection when running code in SharePoint. I’ve also written about using Ajax panel in web parts editor part (this post is slightly edited to serve this one). I’m going to take these two posts as basis for this post where I will…

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Fix Disabled Page Scrolling on Navigation Settings

September 28 2010 24 comments

When it comes to semantic and well-formed markup, SharePoint 2010 lags a little bit behind. Unclosed HTML tags, inline styles and script, unique classes and not-so-unique IDs with random naming conventions are your usual opponents in the battleground where the older generation Internet Explorers still roam.

The prime example of this is the Navigation Settings page (/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx) in the layouts…

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LINQ to SharePoint – Scope is Site Collection

September 15 2010 9 comments

We made a discovery earlier this year when starting to develop our first customer projects on SharePoint 2010 that the DataContext does not extend over multiple site collections in SharePoint context, while it does so out of the mentioned context. This means you can’t develop customizations on SharePoint 2010 using LINQ to SharePoint over

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