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LINQ to SharePoint – Obscure Workarounds

October 1 2010 119 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...

Fix Disabled Page Scrolling on Navigation Settings

September 28 2010 18 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...

SharePoint 2010 Dynamic Compilation of .aspx and .ascx Files with .NET 3.5

September 23 2010 7 comments

What’s the problem?

One of our colleagues, Petri, had a problem with using extension methods in his Visual Web Parts user control (.ascx file). He had developed some extension methods and tried to use them in user control:

<%= DateTime.Now.SomeExtensionMethod() %>

And all he got was this error:

Compiler Error

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Favorite Features Of SharePoint 2010 From An Intranet Consultant’s Point Of View

September 21 2010 No comments yet

This is a list of favorite features of SharePoint 2010 from a consultant that helps clients to find out and describe their requirements for intranet services. During the past years working with SharePoint 2007 there were many dark moments where the platform didn’t really live up to expectations. These top-5 items are my favorite additions to SharePoint 2010 that make...

Changing The Name of The People Search Scope – Impossible?

September 21 2010 5 comments

Recently I investigated the following: A SharePoint 2010 site collection created with Finnish language pack and the default search scopes (“All Sites” and “People”) defined in the Search Service Application. The site collection has a search center created with Enterprise Search Center template. As the site is in Finnish, the customer would like the search scopes to be in Finnish...

Four Levels of Branding

September 17 2010 12 comments

I want to open up the branding process of a SharePoint 2010 site from a designers perspective. Let’s face it, branding is expensive. Branding takes hours of hard work and with a product like SharePoint, frustration is constantly in the air. I present the idea of using the 80/20, or Pareto Principle on...

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