March 2009 Entries

Silverlight 3.0 and Extended Databinding with SharePoint Controls

I don't really have a break until after SharePoint Saturday D.C. Once the break occurs I am going to upgrade my VM with .Net 3.5 (finally get it to stick). Then I am going to write a WCF webservice that will pull data from profile services and search. Plus maybe some image library information for fun. I want to build a ton of controls using Silverlight as the front end and SharePoint as the back end. Check back here in about a month or so for some interesting experiments. I will probably post these ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 11:54 PM | Comments (1)

Upcoming Events

I will be speaking at SPS Saturday Tulsa on March 28th (http://www.schoolofdev.com) about Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. I will also be speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp on April 18th (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... I have three sessions at the SSWUG.org SharePoint Virtual Conference on April 22, 23, and 24th (http://www.vconferenceonli... If you want a special code to get a discount let me know I can knock $10 off I believe with my speaker ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:52 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at KC .Net User Group

I will be speaking about Silverlight and SharePoint at the upcoming KC .Net User Group meeting this Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm at Centriq (for more information go here: http://www.kcdotnet.com/). This is pretty much the same talk I have been giving with a little bit at the end talking about some changes in Silverlight 3 addressed (like direct XML Databinding). I am not going to show any Silverlight 3.0 demos until after my talk on April 18th in St. Louis. I do not want to break any of my demos right ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:32 PM | Comments (0)

RequiredFieldValidator and InputFormTextBox not Friends…

I was using the infamous InputFormTextbox, which is the SharePoint Rich Textbox. I had full html turned on and rich text, so that users could get the full experience in my webpart. I added a normal InputFormRequiredValidator and did some tests thinking yeah this is working fine. The client comes back with an issue and tells me it’s not firing. So I start stepping into the code and realize there is always a <DIV></DIV> tag. I understand why it would add these tags for styling purposes, ......

Posted On Friday, March 20, 2009 1:36 PM | Comments (1)

How I Got Stuck in Jersey…

So some of you follow me on twitter and some of you my blog. I’m sure some are wondering why I never came home last night. What happened? So I’m going to give you the very long version, because I love writing it out. It helps me realize all the insanity and gives me a sense of catharsis in the end. I started out with a great day in Boston going to Cheer’s, drinking a Sam Adam’s at the for reals Cheers (that’s right the on Beacon Street), and eating crab pie. I ended up with lighter pockets and a ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:10 AM | Comments (1)

The Eagle has Landed…

I finally am home. I slept most of today, but I finally can say that my bed and I will be connecting. That’s right my king size pillow top will have a nice conversation for 7 hours tonight. A full 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep with Johnny at my side and Gambit laying right in the spot where I want to move my feet. So anyway to recap I started in Kansas City worked my way to Phoenix had a layover in Vegas flew red eye to Boston and got stuck in Newark before I ended up coming home. I saw Joel Oleson, ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:55 AM | Comments (0)

Silverlight Demos

Here is a link to the blog post with the databinding and other SIlverlight demos I have done and slide decks: http://mosslover.com/archive/2009/02/26/silverlight-demos-and-slides-most-updated-versions.aspx

Posted On Saturday, March 14, 2009 3:19 PM | Comments (0)

Revisiting the People Picker (PeopleEditor) Control

I was working with the People Editor Control and realized there are a couple weird things you need to do before you can read values into the control and save values into a list. Here are a few samples related to saving multiple items into a list and reading multiple items from a list into the control. Updating an Item from a PeopleEditor Control: string[] UsersSeperated = peUserEditor.CommaSeparated... SPFieldUserValueCollection UserCollection= new SPFieldUserValueCollection(); foreach ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:28 PM | Comments (4)

Yep I did run into a door…

Some of you follow me on twitter and others do not so some of you know I ran into a door over the weekend. I was not inebriated. I was leaving the bathroom too quickly, so that I could see Dr. Who Series 4 Finale (Journey’s End). I was really really excited. I had been waiting to see this episode for ages. My two end toes (the baby toe in particular) connected really hard with the door. There was cursing and when I took my sock off lots of bleeding. This was also Saturday night, so I had tickets ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:10 AM | Comments (0)

Why Change Control Systems are Good...

I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:02 AM | Comments (0)

St. Louis or Bust

I haven't been home in over 2 months. I know some of you wouldn't understand why I am so fixated with going home. I have never lived further than 500 miles away from St. Louis. Just enough space to keep my parents from visiting me every weekend, but just enough space to go home. This past year has been a big whirlwind and last week was the culmination of my insanity. I kept telling my friends I am coming home. I will be home this weekend or that weekend in February or January. I'm usually home for ......

Posted On Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:55 AM | Comments (0)

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