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When Is Read Only Not Read Only?

August 29, 2009

Whilst developing some code in ID-Sharepoint to programatically create content types I came across one of those things that, as a Sharepoint developer, make you MAD!   I was accessing a content type using code like this :   SPContentType contentTypeWotIWantToChange = web.AvailableContentTypes("ContentTypeWotIWantToChange");   I then coded up the addition of a couple of site columns to […]

SUGUK Meetings Update

August 25, 2009

I’ve just received the following email from "SharePoint User Group UK" Hi all, IMPORTANT – London Meeting – change of plan!!! ========================== I’m afraid that Dux hasn’t got his UK visa returned on time for Thursdays meeting so we are having to move it to a virtual event. You can now watch the presentations from […]

Restarting An App Pool From The Command Line

June 5, 2009

Working my way through a SharePoint development, I had cause to refer to the book "Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" written by Ted Pattison & Daniel Larson.   Whil looking up the info I needed I saw a section on page 33 entitles "Restarting an Application Pool".  This section describes how using iisreset restarts […]

Debugging SharePoint Code

May 20, 2009

If you’re hoping to debug code that you’re deploying to SharePoint you’re gonna need too know which w3wp.exe (the code that runs the web app that runs your code) to connect to.  The reason you may not know which w3wp.exe to connect to is that each app pool runs a new instance of w3wp.exe and […]

InfoPath FormServer

April 14, 2009

If you’re using SharePoint and InfoPath forms, make sure you get the correct url to the form otherwise odd things will happen…..   I coded up a BDC entity page that linked to an InfoPath form, passing values from the BDC entity to the form.  I put the InfoPath form into the FormTemplates list on […]

Using the BDC – Battle Scars

March 26, 2009

I was changing the stylesheet that accompanies the BDC web part that displays an entity using Sharepoint Designer 2007.   After styling up the data which included adding an HTML anchor element, I saved the page and switched to the web site to see it in action.  When the page refreshed I was presented with […]

Using The BDC – Battle Scars

March 20, 2009

I’ve been using the Business Data Catalog for the last few days to allow Sharepoint (SP) to crawl a SQL Database "data island".   Using the BDC Metaman, I created the Application Definition File (an xml description of the database tables and relationships), then imported them using SP Central Admin, this process creates an Application […]

Sharepoint Small Steps – Silverlight

November 10, 2008

I spent yesterday looking at the use of Silverlight in Sharepoint without too much success.   I got cracking on my WSS VPC and started by building a simple Silverlight app using VS2008.  The Silverlight app template will build either a web site or a single html page which hosts your Silverlight app.  This all […]

Small Sharepoint Steps – 2

November 6, 2008

So I’ve set out to write a bit of code that will periodically pull data from a WCF service and insert it in to SP.  The code will be executed by the SP Timer Service to gain the scheduling ability of that service.  I didn’t want to add the generated WCF config to the web.config […]

Small Sharepoint Steps – 1

November 6, 2008

I’ve started to get into Microsoft SharePoint and I’m currently developing using the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 Developer Evaluation VPC Image here.  I’ve added Visual Studio 2008 Developer edition and connected it to our Team Foundation Server.  I’ve also downloaded and installed the SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 which is here.   I intend […]