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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...

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...

Dynamic Project Listing for XAMPP by Bil Simser

I’m a big fan of two very simple products, XAMPP and WampServer . Both are pre-packaged install kits composed of Apache, MySQL, and PHP (among other tools). They’re the perfect answer to getting a LAMP/WAMP/MAMP stack running quicky for some local PHP...
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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...

Changing the Home tab in Mutipage Meeting Workspaces with jQuery by Bil Simser

Another simple trick today. Very often people ask about how to change the tab name on sites created with the Multipage Workspace Template. A simple enough request but not something you can do out of the box. Or can you? Okay, let’s take a step back. Let...
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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...

Low impact text changing in SharePoint with jQuery by Bil Simser

Mike Smith over at Tech Training Notes had a nice simple post a few weeks back on changing the default text displayed at the bottom of stock web parts in SharePoint. For example discussion boards show this text when it's blank: "There are no items to...
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