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Very good insight on using "AllowUnsafeUpdates" in SharePoint object model.

http://hristopavlov.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/what-you-need-to-know-about-allowunsafeupdates-part-2/


Yesterday I realized that non of my custom lists enforce content approval by default. That really worried me as 90% of the data we display in the web site which I'm working on are coming from custom lists. Enabling this manually is a piece of cake but I wanted to include this in the list definition. After some research and testing I found out that there are 2 places you have to configure. You have to set ModeratedList="TRUE" for List element and EnableModeration="True" for ListTemplate element in ......

These days I'm working on a CMS solution and I had all my list definitions and list instances in one feature, so everything was working fine. But its not ideal as each time I change the list definitions I have to de-activate and re-activate the whole feature. And each time I do that the default data I have defined in list definitions are duplicated. So I created another feature for list instances but its giving the following error when trying to activate. "GetUserListSchema(): Failed to get the list ......

/// <summary> /// Add Permission Level to a Sharepoint user group collection /// </summary> /// <param name="spWeb">The sp web.</param> /// <param name="permissionName">Name of the permission.</param> /// <param name="groupCollection">The group collection.</param> public static void AddPermissionsToGroupCollec... spWeb, string permissionName, string[] groupCollection) { SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedP... { try { //Allow updating of ......

public static List<string> GetChoiceFieldValues(string listName,string fieldName, string siteCollection, string webSite) { List<string> fieldList; SPSite spSite = null; SPWeb spWeb = null; try { if (siteCollection != null) spSite = new SPSite(siteCollection); else spSite = SPContext.Current.Site; if (webSite != null) spWeb = spSite.OpenWeb(webSite); else spWeb = spSite.OpenWeb(); SPList spList = spWeb.Lists[listName]; SPFieldChoice field = (SPFieldChoice)spList.Field... fieldList ......

/// <summary> /// Add a user to a Sharepoint group /// </summary> /// <param name="userLoginName">Login name of the user to add</param> /// <param name="userGroupName">Group name to add</param> private void AddUserToAGroup(string userLoginName, string userGroupName) { //Executes this method with Full Control rights even if the user does not otherwise have Full Control SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedP... { //Don't use context to create the spSite object ......

STSDEV is a simple tool for SharePoint developers. It helps you to create SharePoint projects (with solutions precisely) and deploy templates and components into the SharePoint 2007 platform. http://www.codeplex.com/stsdev This tool creates project and solution in same name and in the same folder. We all know we never put the solution and project files in the same folder and never use same name for the solution and the project. Unfortunately we didn’t find a way of changing those and use the tool ......