November 2009 - Posts

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Cloning The SharePoint Toolbar for Custom Web Parts by Bil Simser

Trying to match the “SharePoint look” is always a challenge for developers. Recently I had to build a web part that would live along side other “stock” SharePoint web parts. I also needed a functional toolbar for the web part and having it on the same...
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Name that WSP - SharePoint Developer Tricks with WSPBuilder by Bil Simser

One of my favorite tools that I highly recommend next to breathing is WSPBuilder . With this tool in your arsenal, no longer do you have to worry about hand crafting manifest files or running cryptic makecab.exe command line tools. Building solution packages...
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Resources for my SharePoint Services Talk by Bil Simser

As promised here are some resources for my recent talk on creating and consuming services in SharePoint that I delivered at TechDays . You’ll be able to get the full slide deck, video, and code later at http://my.techdays.ca but here are the links from...
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SharePoint 2010 Setup - Hurry up and Wait Edition by Bil Simser

By now, everyone and his brother are downloading and installing the SharePoint 2010 beta onto their Windows 7 and Vista boxes. Why not? I mean, for the longest time we were stuck with having to spin up a Windows 2003 or 2008 server so now accessibility...
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First Calgary SharePoint User Group Meeting by Bil Simser

I have the pleasure of speaking at the first Calgary SharePoint User Group meeting next Monday, November 23rd. The planning for a Calgary based SharePoint group has been a long time coming (I’ve been engaged in talks about one at least 4 times over the...
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Resources for my SharePoint Versioning Talk by Bil Simser

Just finished up my talk on SharePoint Solution Versioning at TechDays 2009 . I hope it went well for everyone (got a tweet from someone thanking me for answering their question before they asked it, now I just need to go out and buy a LottoMAX ticket...
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Hiding the New Toolbar Button in SharePoint with jQuery by Bil Simser

Another quick little fun thing today. Many times you might want (need) to hide the “New” button on a list toolbar. You know the one I mean? Why would you want to do such a thing? For example on a project I’m building I actually call the NewForm.aspx page...
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