April 2008 Entries

Wanted Artists and Writers to Work on MOSS Comic

I bought the domain www.mosscomic.com, because I had an insane idea to start a web comic related to SharePoint. I have always wanted to start a web comic, but never really had the artistic skills. I was wondering if anyone would like to help me out with my crazy endeavor. Let me know through the contact form and maybe I can organize a messaging brain storm session in the next month or so. So far I have one other person interested who is also artistically challenged like myself. Technorati Tags: MOSS ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:26 PM | Comments (1)

Hiding Buttons After Clicking Them and Showing a Progress Bar in AJAX

If you want to show the progress bar please refer back to this post on how to get an AJAX Progress Bar to work with SharePoint: http://www.mosslover.com/ar... For the next step you want to create a Javascript Function in your user control or web part that looks a little bit like this: <script type="javascript/text" > HideButtons() { var Button1 = <%= Button1.ClientID %>'; document.getElementbyId(But... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:20 PM | Comments (0)

Dynamic Quick Launch Links in a Nested Master Page

I am attempting to do something nutty that I will explain in a second... We need all the links from a link list appended to the bottom of the quick launch and a bunch of global links appended to the top of the quick launch. The global links are universal to a bunch of sites, however the bottom links are not. So we decided to add the global links to the top master page and the site specific links from the link list to a nested child master page. The global links can change if the applications are ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:09 PM | Comments (0)

My Experience with Coders 4 Charity

First off it rocked...Special thanks to Lee Brandt, Blake Thiess, Joe Loux, Timothy Wright, and John Alexander. These guys were my teammates and what I would consider some of my new friends. They are some of the best band-mates a girl could ask for in Rockband also. So here is a little bit of my experience in general: I was looking forward to this event for a month. I was incredibly excited, because I love helping a good cause and felt like I had not done enough to give back to the community. I love ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:09 PM | Comments (4)

Pulling Information from a SharePoint List Produces HTML Tags in InfoPath 2003

I am working with a form in InfoPath 2003 using a bunch of filters and the current() row tag in a repeating table. The problem is when I use Rich Text Fields it does not render the HTML correctly. I am seeing tags for divs and breaks. When I try to do a string.replace and pass in the C# break equivalent of \n it removes the tags and adds no breaks in the Rich Text field. I am not sure if many people are using InfoPath 2003 still for development or if anyone is using it in MOSS. If you are you know ......

Posted On Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:08 PM | Comments (0)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, What happened to search?

As you may have read FrontPage Extensions were uninstalled after I pushed some hotfixes to our production box (http://mosslover.com/archi... The day before I noticed that search was not working, but I re-indexed everything and it seemed fine. The next day not so much. The Shared Service Provider(SSP) decided it no longer wanted to recognize production as an indexing server. Right now we are running on a two box farm with ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:40 AM | Comments (0)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, Where did my FrontPage Extensions Go!?

So I installed these hotfixes on my SharePoint Test Box: http://support.microsoft.co... and http://support.microsoft.co... Everything seemed to check out fine. There were no weird errors on my box anymore (i.e. 6398, 6482, and 7076). I assumed there would be no problem on my production box. I got onto the production box and followed the instructions for installing the hotfixes, including a restart on the Windows Server Hotfix and running the Configuration Wizard for SharePoint on ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 6:33 PM | Comments (0)

Why I need a Smart Phone and a little more...

So my friend Leah and I hung out most of the day yesterday in between cooking. We ate some awesome pancakes at the Old Pancaked House in St. Louis, went to my Parent's Seder, and watched a Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I went to bed about 1 am and heard my phone half ringing and I just kind of shrugged it off. I wake up and listen to the message and I can't hear half of a message from Leah. I called her and she told me there was a huge gas leak and they had to call 911. Her dog Rusty was kind of lethargic ......

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:58 AM | Comments (7)

Alerts...Why is it possible to setup an alert with the same frequency on the same item?

I kind of abandoned the administrator side of SharePoint lately on this blog. I wanted to write about an issue at Terracon that I have run into as of lately. I wrote a Site Data Reporting User Control as many of you have noticed. You have probably seen the CodePlex Project recently...Well I started to get a little curious and check if users were creating multiple alerts on a library, list, or item. I was a little astonished to see multiples of threes and fours set to a document library or list or ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 4:22 PM | Comments (0)

So I want to be an MVP...

Yep it's another 3 post day...My brain has too much filling inside that wants to release itself in words today. Either that or this is excess insanity due to rain and eating oreo cookie moose. So it's no surprise that I want to be an MVP some day some of you may know this fact. The question I have asked people is how do I get there? So far I have tried to pick up a couple speaking gigs at the KC Office Geeks and I spoke at MOSS Camp in St. Louis. I plan on speaking at any MOSS Camp in KC or St. Louis ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:30 PM | Comments (10)

How I Got an Ajax Progress Bar to Work in SharePoint

So I did not really use multithreading...I went with Ajax instead and I used a button click event. We decided that we wanted to ask the users if they are sure they want to create the site before actually creating the site. It was so much easier in Ajax as you will see in the steps below: First off you want to download and install the ASP .Net 2.0 Ajax Extensions 1.0 from here: http://asp.net/ajax/downloa... Next you are going to need to change the web .config a little bit on your IIS Entry for the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Comments (7)

Happy Passover!

Saturday around sun down is the start of Passover. If you don't know what Passover is here is a wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Passover falls on the 15th day of the month of Nissan on the Jewish Calendar. It is usually kicked off with a Seder that occurs on the first night (and sometimes there is one on the second night), where you prepare special food and read a book called a Haggadah. For about a week Jews who partake in this event cannot eat anything leavened, such as cakes, ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:21 PM | Comments (0)

Progress Bar Made Easy in .Net 3.5

I have no idea how to incorporate this into a web part or get a web user control to function, because this is based off of .Net 3.0 and VSEWSS 1.1 is based off of .Net 2.0. Here is how you would include a progress bar in an ASP .Net 3.5 Application or Web User Control: <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="TestingAjax.ascx.cs" Inherits="TestingAjax" %> <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"> </asp:ScriptManager> <asp:UpdatePanel ID="UpdatePanel1" ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:03 PM | Comments (2)

Multi-Threading: How do I do that?

I am researching multi-threading in ASP .Net 2.0, because I have a special Site Creation Web User Control that I created and I want to show a loading screen. So far I have watched the dnrTV(http://www.dnrtv.com) video on multi-threading in a Windows Application. I thought you could do this in ASP .Net, unfortunately that is not the case. Does anyone know a good multi-threading reference? If so, let me know and in return I will post a little example on how I would create the loading screen in co-existence ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 3:48 PM | Comments (3)

Site vs. Web What is the Deal with the Names?

So for all of you who do not know what a Site is vs. a Web here is a little explanation. A Site means a Site Collection in features, web parts, and anything that uses the object model. A Web, however, is a single Site within the Site Collection, so I have to ask this question why is it not just Site and SiteCollection. Why does MS use Web and Site? Also, would you not think that Web would actually be a Site Collection, because it sounds more like the World Wide Web or some type of intricate collection ......

Posted On Sunday, April 13, 2008 11:23 PM | Comments (3)

System.Directoryservices won't appease me...

I was playing around with another user control yesterday that would allow me to show people who is inside an AD Group. Unfortunately, in the object model (as far as I can tell) there is one function "IsDomainGroup" that can even help out. So that inevitably brought me to use this AD Wrapper that someone created in my company. It will display the group users on a windows app on the server or on an asp .net application on the server in the c:/program files/common files/microsoft shared/web server extensions/12/templates/lay... ......

Posted On Saturday, April 12, 2008 10:30 AM | Comments (4)

Adding a Web User Control to a Web Part Feature...

I'm sure that you can use the control template also and have it install the solution. I put a feature in this area: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONT... and created a new web part feature using STSDev. Then I added code using this blog post: http://devpinoy.org/blogs/w... It was pretty nifty if you don't feel like installing the SMARTPart ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:54 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Site Data Reports v.2.0

I completely revamped the user control, because it did not look all that awesome. I changed it to a TreeView and dumped all the table junk. I categorized a lot of stuff too, so that it looks a lot prettier and cleaner. I also changed the file to include all the code and markup in a single file, so there is no longer a second page for code behind. I am going to upload a Windows Application tonight (pending no memory lapses), so that you guys can play around with the Windows Application I created for ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Comments (0)

Web Part Zone Removed with Web Part Inside...Web Part Goes Crazy...

I added an extra zone underneath the quick launch, because we wanted to play with a Tree View. We decided that it was a little bit of a pain, because we would need to change the Wiki Definition and that in itself sounds like a pain. So I deleted the zone thinking that all the web parts would just disappear. It turns out they did not disappear all they did was push themselves to the bottom right zone of the page. Why that zone I have no idea...However, I am going to caution you guys against removing ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 9:51 AM | Comments (0)

A Loaded Weekend...

This weekend rocked, but it was also very stressful. I started to think about what I want to do with my career. I have to admit that where I want to go is at least to try to obtain MVP Status. I have to want it enough and head myself in the right direction. I need to stop sitting back and assuming what I am doing is working out. So you guys are going to see some changes happening soon. I have to thank a lot of people for helping me out, especially Sahil Malik and David Isserman. They spoke to me ......

Posted On Sunday, April 6, 2008 8:42 PM | Comments (2)

Babies First Windows App

I had never written a Windows Application outside of my training course almost 3 years ago in .Net 1.1 around the time I received my MCAD Certification. I agreed to write one using some of the code from my Console Applications. I was pretty scared. I wasn't sure if I would be able to rise to the challenge. I must say I really enjoyed it. I believe that I could write another one if I wanted to do it. I kept adding on more features that I wanted, until finally I just said enough. I need to finish this ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Site Data Reports...I finally decided to shove something on Codeplex...

I ran into a lot of problems at work related to viewing all user alerts, permissions, and libraries/lists with different permissions. So I created a little open source project using a bit of the source code from SUSHI on Codeplex. I liked the fact that it displayed everything from top down via sites/lists/libraries that had different permissions than the top site. However, I modified it a bit to display permissions, alerts, and all sites information plus all lists and libraries that did not inherit ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:30 PM | Comments (0)

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