October 2004 - Posts

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Folder taxonomy and path limitations in WSS by Bil Simser

There's a path limitation in WSS so when you have a document library with versioning turned on, at some point previous versions of a document will vanish into the ethers of SharePoint. It only happens with past versions so your current version is fine...
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Creating a Tabbed Interface for your WSS site by Bil Simser

This was asked in the newsgroups about how to build a tabbed UI in a WSS site. Luckily, there's a great FrontPage component you can use for this that makes building it a breeze. First pick a site you want to add the interface to (or create a new one,...
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Coming soon to a user group near you... me! by Bil Simser

I just got word that I'm now officially a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau . The Speakers Bureau is a collection of top Canadian speakers who are dedicated to delivering high quality presentation and demonstrations at MSDN events and at MSDN...
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Differences with SharePoint View Styles by Bil Simser

I was putting together a sampling of views to demonstrate the various view styles in SharePoint and came across a bit of a bug (well, an annoyance really). First just a quick rundown of the various styles you can apply in a view: View Style is the style...
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DataGrids, Custom columns and Paging by Bil Simser

I had a co-worker who presented a problem today. It was around adding paging to a datagrid (grrr Microsoft for making us do all the work!) and the fact that he had added what looked right, but the grid wasn't rendering on the page change. I went through...
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Using localhost for organizing your work by Bil Simser

I'm just wondering what people are doing to keep track of their work these days. Sure, Outlook has a good set of tools for this. Calendar, Task list, etc. but information is still disparate and I'm jumping all over the place each time I do something....
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Writing SharePoint Web Parts, the painful adventure... by Bil Simser

Writing Web Parts for SharePoint is an adventure. The type of adventure that you find yourself in the middle of, realize that you don't have your fedora cap and whip, and the boulder starts rushing towards you and the spiders are crawling all over you...
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Web Parts without SharePoint, ASP.NET 2.0 by Bil Simser

I've been watching the classes in ASP.NET 2.0 for quite some time and working with the betas to see how we might build applications today so we're positioned for the changes next year (check out the Visual Studio 2005 Beta Documentation site here for...
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Virtual Web Part Development with SharePoint by Bil Simser

With all this talk about Virtual User Groups , I somehow got down this path and wanted to say that there is one and only one (IMHO) way to develop web parts for SharePoint (at least that's the conclusion I've come to). Virtual PC 2004 kicks for this....
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I love the UI, I love the UI, I love... by Bil Simser

Well, no. It's all great that you have a nice Domain Object. Grant you, it's now populated with an ugly Id attribute which it slugs around because someone, somewhere decided that it was important enough to save the information into a database and databases...
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