Month: July 2008

MOSS: Search by "Created By" and "Modified By"

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I have spent the whole day battling with what seems to be a SharePoint bug – the “created by” and “modified by” search mappings in advanced search never actually index the relevant metadata, meaning that you cannot usefully…

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SharePoint: Calling Web Services Using WCF

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This article describes how to call a SharePoint web service using WCF. In the example that follows, the Lists.asmx GetListItem webmethod is called from a console application that resides off a SharePoint server. The first step is to…

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SharePoint: LINQ query to get child content types

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I had been putting off using / learning linq for a little while, but am now finally writing some .net 3.5 code for SharePoint where there are some clear uses for it. I am finding it really intuitive….

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SharePoint: 403 Error Using Embedded Resources

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I encountered an issue yesterday using embedded resources in a .NET 2.0 WebPart consumed by SharePoint. The dll used by the webpart contained an embedded js and css file that was accessed by this.Page.ClientScript.GetWebResourceUrl (note dll was deployed…

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Passed MCPD Exam 70-547

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I have just passed the “Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework” exam. This means that I am now a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer.

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Updating webpart properties from outside the tool pane

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Today I created a webpart that contained a form. I wanted the input values from the form to be persisted in the same way as normal webpart properties that are set through the toolpane. To achieve this, I…

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SharePoint Content Types: Hidden Attribute

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Just a quick note – the hidden attribute on a content type seems to have little effect on how a content type can be used. The content type can still be used on document libraries, however the only…

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