Friday, July 20, 2012

SharePoint Calculated Columns: Render HTML, Color coding etc

3 Important tips to note when creating calculated columns that display color coding, robots, hyperlinks, that are generated on SharePoint page rander.

- When you place your JavaScript code in your content editor web part, always remember to move the webpart to the bottom of the page. Somehow its like SharePoint Pages load webparts bottom-up.
- The HTML codings in columns don't work on personal views, only on public views.
- The HTML codings in columns don't work when your view is has groupings and the view loads with groupings collapsed.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

SharePoint Dev: The new CAML Designer for SharePoint

The new CAML Query Builder now allows you among other new features to query via Client Object Model.

You can download it from here

Thanks to the Belux Information Worker User Group for sharing.

Happy coding!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SharePoint Saturday (JHB): My Slidedeck and Demo Source Code

What a great event it was! Great sessions! Great venue and setup! Great speakers! Thumbs up to the Chief Organizer (Veronique Palmer from Lets Collaborate) and team!

So I was a speaker at the 2012 SharePoint Saturday, for the second time (first was 2011 SP Saturday Cape Town and this time it was Johannesburg), giving a session on Stripping Search Service Application - Level 400 (Managed Properties). Thanks to the great audience, and as promised, the slidedeck is ready for download, so is the source code that I used during the demo.

Once again, lets keep the interaction going, via twitter, email and LinkedIn

Happy days!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SharePoint Workflow Tip: Starting a K2 BlackPoint workflow manually (A Workaround)

I was this one time faced in a situation where list items that should have kicked off a K2 workflow automatically, had been created but the workflows had not started. Firstly, the reason the workflow could not start was because...