February 2005 - Posts

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NAnt, NUnit, and NDoc... the hard way by Bil Simser

I live and die these days by the holy trinity. NAnt, NUnit, and NDoc. They're lifesavers when it comes to automating builds, doing testing, and quickly generating API docs for your code (which helps if you're passing it off to another group for support...
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Automagically updating themes by Bil Simser

Themes are great in that you apply them and an entire WSS site is transformed before your very eyes. However there are some drawbacks to themes, namely they live on the SharePoint server (which you may or may not have access to in a production environment...
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SharePoint Wrappers 0.10 by Bil Simser

Back in the middle of last year, I had created a set of .NET classes that let me access SharePoint through Web Services. I generally was frustrated with having to always create the web service, assign credentials, etc. and then if I wanted to connect...
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Who the heck is SPSTaskUser? by Bil Simser

And more importantly why is he filling up my Application logs with these: Windows cannot unload your classes registry file - it is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. Perplexed? I was...
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SharePoint Pet Peeve #327 by Bil Simser

Dear Microsoft, Please enable alerts to fire when an item is submitted to a list that requires approval. Man, I don't know how many times I keep forgetting to go to a raft of lists that I have to approve content to see if anything new has been added....
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Best Practices for Writing HTML in Web Parts? by Bil Simser

Something that's as puzzling as the Cadbury secret (and we all know that us programmers figured that out long ago) is just what's the best way to write out HTML in Web Parts? So call me masochistic but I write Web Parts with code. Yes, it's ugly. Yes...
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Opening Links in new Windows by Bil Simser

This question gets asked a lot in the newsgroups. The default behaviour of the links list (which is just a template afterall) is to open the link in the same window. I took a look at Jim Duncan's cBlog site definition recently that had a nice modification...
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MSOS DevCon, Word XML, and the Mvp.Xml Project by Bil Simser

I was invited, but unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts I was unable to attend this years Microsoft Office System Developer Conference in Redmond this past week. My loss as Bill Gates gave the keynote about the importance of XML, connectivity, ease...
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Stupid SharePoint Fact #327 by Bil Simser

Ever wonder why all those FrontPage (and subsequently now SPS and WSS) directories were called /_vti_ ? VTI was the acronym for a company called Vermeer Technologies Incorporated . Microsoft aquired the company in 1996 which had a flagship product. This...
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Reading vs. Updating objects in the SharePoint Object Model by Bil Simser

A message came up on the newsgroup about someone having a problem with this code: System.Guid listId=web.Lists.Add(title,description,web.ListTemplates["Document Library"],web.DocTemplates[0]); web.Lists[listId].OnQuickLaunch=true; web.Lists[listId].Update...
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