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Defaulting Values in a Multi-Lookup Form in SharePoint by Bil Simser

This was a question asked on the MSDN Forums but I thought it was worthy of a blog post as I could get more in depth with the explanation and show some pretty pictures (plus the fact I’ve never done it so thought it would be fun). The problem was a user...

Metro SharePoint Directory–Reading from Lists by Bil Simser

As yet another follow-up to the various posts I made on building a Metro-style directory of sorts in SharePoint here and here , one thing that’s been asked a few times already is reading from a list. In the original post we called the getSubWebsForCurrentUser...

Get Juiced with me and 10,000 friends at Prairie Dev Con West by Bil Simser

I”m happy to say that Prairie Dev Con West 2012 is almost upon us. In just over a week geeks from the five corners of the planet will get together and talk about D’Arcy Lussier’s hair and hope that the Mad Mexican doesn’t crash their session. For me there...

Metro Style Site Directory for SharePoint Using EMCAScript by Bil Simser

I’ve always been trying to come up with a useful and clever way to allow users to navigate around SharePoint sites. Recently I put together an “Application Directory” which basically displayed a menu system to navigate around apps. Using the JavaScript...

jQuery, SharePoint Picture Libraries, and automatic thumbnails by Bil Simser

Picture Libraries are an interesting beast in SharePoint. When you upload a picture to a picture library you get not one but three images! Whenever you upload an image to a Picture Library, SharePoint automatically creates two additional images for you...

Custom SharePoint Ribbons and Current List Item in JavaScript by Bil Simser

I recently had to build a custom ribbon item displayed when a user viewed a list item. The ribbon button would whisk the user away to a view on another list, passing the current list item ID to the view to use as a query string filter. The secondary list...

Using jQuery and SPServices to Display List Items by Bil Simser

I had an interesting challenge recently that I turned to Marc Anderson’s wonderful SPServices project for. If you haven’t already seen or used SPServices, please do. It’s a jQuery library that does primarily two things. First, it wraps up all of the SharePoint...

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...

Calculated Time Left columns in SharePoint with jQuery by Bil Simser

A current project I’m working on in SharePoint is an online auction. I’ll post more info about this and maybe some code and web parts later but for now I wanted to share a simple enhancement we did with a little jQuery to display the time left for each...
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