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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions August 2004 Entries
Using a DVWP in a WebPart
I found out today to my surprise that you can actually use the DataView WebPart (and all all the other SharePoint WebParts) as a control in a WebPart that you are creating. Isn’t that sweet? Its also remarkably easy to use. It goes something like this class YourWebPart : Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPar... { ... private DataViewWebPart dvwp; ... protected override void CreateChildControls() { ... dvwp = new DataViewWebPart(); dvwp.DataFields = DATAFIELDS; dvwp.DataQuery = QUERY; dvwp.Xsl = ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:15 AM

Internet silence
I am back after observing internet/blog silence after a certain criminal act by an Indian ship severed the internet connectivity to our country. I am telling you its not very nice of them to come into a restricted zone and drop anchor just where the fiber-optic cables are. I have a good mind to go develop some secret project that will zap all of their satellites out of orbit, but since I am severely restricted in funds (a.k.a financial income) this project is still only conceptual ......

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 5:05 AM

Toddlers and their play time
Had a hard time leaving for work today. My 1 yr and 3month year old Nephew would not let me leave the house. He kept insisting that I had to play with him. If I made towards the house door he would scream. I had to eventually get out by attempting to play run and catch-us (tag) with him, and have him run one way, and I run towards the door. I know it’s the mean, but had no other option at the time ......

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2004 4:51 AM

MSDN Page for SharePoint Portal Search and Url Parameters
Fyi. ......

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 3:12 PM

My first SSO plumbing effort is taking shape
I’ve been having a sour week (i.e. week starting last Thursday), I had requirement to implement SPS Portal SSO and the current requirement was that users should seamlessly be logged in to a JSP system and be shown certain useful pages within a WebPart. What had me stumped was I could screen scrape and login, but after retrieving a JSessionID for a logged in user, I was clueless on how to translate that to the browser. There were a couple of approaches that I entertained Add the JSession Cookie to ......

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 3:10 PM

MSKB Article on filtering a DVWP by query param
I found this interesting MSKB article whilst searching for other related information. As Ian constantly acknowledges, I agree, the DVWP has enormous power and I mean way beyond just XSLT filtering. If the dataquery syntax can be mastered then the potential of the DVWP is multiplied. Now I need to go find a good article on the DVWP query syntax and its capabilities ......

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:03 AM

Google Might lose rights to GMail Trademark
Scoop from Neowin Fortunately for me I haven’t really gotten into the GMail groove, its been just another one of those mail servers on the web for me, but I have a lot o friends who rely on GMail as their primary email provider and they are pretty upset at loosing their email addresses if Google changes from GMail. Original article is here ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2004 9:32 AM

NFS had pearl paints?
Its been almost half a year since I finished NFS Underground, and even still the game is pretty good, a first class candidate for a perfectly good timewaster. Over the weekend I came across something in the game that I didnt know; that is you get more than just gloss paints. The mettalic and pearl paints are not accesible from the keyboard, and you'd never notice that you could move from gloss untill you knew specifically where to look. I was like "oh my gosh!" and all this time i didnt know, and ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 17, 2004 5:10 PM

Trillian 3 in Beta Testing
Trillian 3 is in beta testing mode – go check it out – http://blog.ceruleanstudios... Thanks for the link Thimal ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 17, 2004 10:30 AM

Upcomming MSDN Webcast on DVWP
Bob Mixon points out to this up coming MSDN WebCast on the power of DVWP. I am sure Ian will be pleased ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:37 AM

Almost there but not quite
Greg Hughes points to the following SPS Portal on the internet. It is almost what I’ve wanted to see for a long time. What I mean I’ve seen my fair load of WSS Site samples on the net, and SharePoint customization hosts a good series of WSS samples too, but what I also want to see is a full blown SharePoint Portal Server sample J ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 9:33 AM

Eric's Big List of SharePoint Links

Just in case someone missed it, here is Eric’s List

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:44 AM

Mads Nissen points out how to emulate the SPS Site creation using SPS Object Model and WebServices
Here is a link to the post, I haven’t had the need to do this yet, but I’m sure sometime down the line the requirement is going to pop-up. Thanks for the info Mads ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:33 AM

Technology adopted by ASP.Net 2.0
This may be old news but… It’s nice to see a technology that was in SharePoint for sometime finally find its way in to ASP.NET. When I first got my hands on SharePoint 2003 in its early Beta stages I was totally in awe about the WebPart Framework. On this note does anyone have an idea when we will get to see what killer features would be present in SharePoint Version Next (perhaps it’s too early to ask) ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:32 AM

SharPoint resources on GDN
Patrick Points to the fantastic resources for SharePoint that are hosted on GotDotNet. What I want to know is when did this page get published? If I had known about this stuff earlier it wouldn’t have been easier to develop a tool (A Parser for STSLogs) that I already have – grrr! I perhaps need to keep a closer watch on the MSDN technical articles section in future. It would surely help if you could Subscribe to an RSS feed for a particular section in MSDN (wishful thinking J ) Hmmm looks like there ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:51 AM

Sun chips away at wireless chip connections

Scoop off Slashdot - sounds reallly interesting

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 10:03 AM

Server.Transfer wont work in a WebPart
Do you guys know about these bugs? - 320439 - 817036 Well theres a simmilar issue with SharePoint, and I suspect that its ASP.NET at play underneath. Try this create a webpart that tries to transfer control onto another page in SharePoint. for e.g. protected override void RenderWebPart(HtmlTextWriter output) { try { Context.Server.Transfer(def... // Context.Server.Execute(defa... } catch (Exception e) { output.Write(e.ToString()); } } What you should see on the WebPart page is error ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 4, 2004 2:20 PM

Thinking about those url shrinking sites
Yes those url shrinking sites, First there was tinyurl and now there's shrinkster. The logic behind them is pretty easy. In fact I created one at work just for the fun of it, actually named it gURL; pronounced girl and supposed to stand for Get URL. The interesting bit about it was creating a base 36 number system to count each url stored. The actual url could be stored in a database, but I used a hashtable with the base 36 number as the key and the url as value. The hashtable was serialized once ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 3, 2004 12:56 PM

Steven Collier's blog

Did any of you notice that Steven Collier had a blog.

Lets hope he posts more often in the future ;)

Posted On Monday, August 2, 2004 7:03 AM

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