July 2008 Entries

Creating Global Lookup Fields

I like SharePoint Designer (aka FrontPage for SharePoint)...As we all know I have been designing websites since 1997, when I was 15 years old. FrontPage and Dreamweaver were my friends after high school, so I know the good and the bad sides of the programs. Today I was attempting to use a custom edit form in SharePoint Designer and a datasource linked to a list. For the life of me I could not get it to work, so I spent a little portion of the day on Google looking for another option. I found a little ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:26 PM | Comments (1)

Kansas City Office Geeks August Meeting

Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Comments (0)

Calling for Volunteers Who want to Help with the SharePoint Nation Comic

I bought a different domain, because 1and1 kind of took away my customer id for my hosting account after not signing up for three months. The url is now http://www.sharepointcomic.... If you notice there is a shelled out WSS 3.0 Team Site. We finally have something available for people to see. Now I need to find some people who are willing to create logos and brand the site. If anyone is interested fill out the contact form or e-mail me directly if you know my information. Anyone with ideas who ......

Posted On Thursday, July 24, 2008 7:22 PM | Comments (0)

What I've Been Up To...ListViewByQuery and Its Nuances

At work they wanted a global document library to upload Resumes that would link to users profiles. For the first part I created a ListViewByQuery User Control, however you can do this in a WebPart incredibly easy. What you want to do is add the ListViewByQuery in markup or create a new object like so: Web User Control: <SharePoint:ListViewByQuery ID="YourID" runat="server" /> private ListViewByQuery YourID; //add this where you would normally add global fields WebPart: protected ovverride void ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:48 PM | Comments (9)

So You Want to Use a ServerContext in an Event Receiver...Too Bad...

I was playing with the ItemUpdated Event in a Document Library Definition File using VSEWSS. I stepped into the filed like a good little girl using the w3wp.exe process. Guess what the ServerContext is null, so I can't use the UserProfileManager...I found this little MSDN Post: http://forums.microsoft.com... It turns out there is a bug in the ServerContext, which is a little bizarre considering you can do SPContext.Current.Web/Site...I guess it's time ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 2:08 PM | Comments (0)

The Big Trip: My Plans for the Connecticut Code Camp

I am by no means a world traveler like Joel Oleson. My goal in life is to hit as many countries as I can and try hit every single state in the U.S. So when I saw this add for the Hartford Code Camp (http://www.ctdotnet.com/) I signed up. I have never been to New England (that I can remember) in my adult lifetime. I know that in my entire life I have never seen Rhode Island, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, or Maine. So I made a decision this week that I am going to come in on Thursday in the afternoon ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:29 PM | Comments (1)

AD Profile Synchronization in MOSS: What Happens When Someone's Name Changes?

Something interesting came up at work recently related to people changing there name due to some form of life event. I never had really researched what would happen if someone changed there name. I really did not know if there was a GUID in AD, so I spoke with one of our network guys. He said that there is a GUID tied to every AD account, so when the name is changed in AD the information does not need to be changed only the name and account name. I wondered if this worked similarly in SharePoint. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:34 PM | Comments (1)

My Attempts at Creating Custom Search Scopes

I am by no means a search guru, but at work they have tasked me with creating custom search scopes. What they want is the ability to search a bunch of document libraries of a specific name in bunch of office sites. John Ferringer gave me this awesome link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.i... I figured that I could somehow use it to create custom scopes for the document libraries. I started playing around and ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Comments (5)

SharePoint Nation...We Need More Midwest Loving...

A friend of mine made a blog post about the lack of conferences in Kansas City. Here is the post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... If you don't know Lee Brandt you need to know him, even if he's not necessarily a full on SharePoint Nation Inductee he's a great developer. He was one of my awesome teammates at Coders 4 Charity. I would like to call him one of my friends in Kansas City. He makes some good points. I also ended up in a conversation with Jeff ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:37 PM | Comments (0)

The Feature Caught Between Two Worlds

I was using STSDev to deploy a feature that would create a custom timer job and write SharePoint Usage Data to a webservice. Somehow the feature was deployed, but never actually hit my site collection feature list. When I tried to retract the solution is said that there was a job pending that would not allow me to retract the solution package. After running stsadm -o enumdeployments I found the job id copied the id and ran stsadm -o canceldeployment <job id>. This pushed the solution into the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:20 PM | Comments (0)

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