Needed this in a script to automatically add a firewall rule to my Azure SQL server:
$externalIP = (New-Object net.webclient).downloadstring("http://checkip.dyndns.com") -replace "[^\d\.]"
Recently working a lot with JSON data. Needed a debugger visualizer for JSON. Found one at: http://jsonviewer.codeplex.com/
Copy contents of the visualizer folder in the zip package to VisualStudioInstallPath\Common7\Packages\Debugger\Visualizers (on my machine this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Packages\Debugger\Visualizers) and working! See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sb2yca43(v=vs.110).aspx for other instalation options.
I’m developing LightSwitch code in c# but didn’t get intellisense. After configuring Resharper to use the Visual Studio intellisense I finally got intellisense, and you need that in LightSwitch development!
SharePoint list items have in the the base Item template a field named Order. This field is not shown by default.
SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 have a possibility to specify the order in a UI, using the _layouts page:
In SharePoint 2010 and 2013 it is possible to add a custom action to a list. It is possible to add a custom action to order list items as follows (SharePoint 2010 description):
- Open SharePoint Designer 2010
- Navigate to a list
- Select Custom Actions > List Item Menu
- Fill in the dialog box:
- Open List Settings > Advanced Settings > Content Types, and set Allow management of content types to No
- On List Settings select Column Ordering
This results in the following UI in the browser:
Selecting the custom Order Items action (under List Tools > Items) results in:
You can change your custom action in SharePoint designer. On the list screen in the bottom right corner you can find the custom action:
We now need to modify the view to include the order by adding the Order field to the view, and sorting on the Order field. Problem is that the Order field is hidden. It is possible to modify the schema of the Order field to set the Hidden attribute to FALSE. If we don’t want to write code to do it and still get the required result it is also possible to modify the view through SharePoint Designer:
Modify the code of the view:
This results in:
Note that if you change the view through the web UI these changes are partly lost. If this is a problem modify the Order field schema for the list.
I love their search UI where you can specify a search term, that you want a transparent background, the size of the icon, and that you want an unlicensed icon.
To get the CDN url, select the icon, and on the following screen right-click on the icon and select Copy Image Location.
This results in the following url: http://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/fugue/icon/edit-list-order.png.
When I need an icon I use Google search for images, type in the usage for the icon, for example order, and specify an exact size for the icon.
Google in their infinite wisdom decided to change the image search UI:
Select Search tools:
As you can see, no exact size can be specified… you can specify Icon, but no size for the icon.
After some searching I found this question nicely answered. An the answer is…. add the following to your search terms:
So search for: order imagesize:16x16
This results in some messed up UI:
The next step is that I want to specify the type of image. In the new UI I get the following options:
That’s not what I mean…I want to say gif or png!
If we go to the Google advanced image search page (http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search), we see some other options:
After some fiddling we extend our search to: order imagesize:16x16 filetype:png
The Google search UI is modified again!
Happy image searching!
The new SharePoint is running on the .Net 4 framework, but still using ASP.NET web forms, and not ASP.NET MVC. As far as I can see its running on ASP.NET Web Forms 4.0, although Chris O’Brian (http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2012/07/sharepoint-2013-my-view-on-whats-new.html) says that ASP.NET Web Forms 4.5 is used.
What is the best method to see which version of ASP.NET web forms is running?
I’m a happy customer of http://www.cloudshare.com, and only days after the release of SharePoint 2013 preview I was able to spin up an instance of SharePoint Server 2013 with the following configuration:
SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
Description: OS: Windows Server 2012 RC x64
Spec: 80 GB HD / 8 GB RAM
• SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
• SQL Server 2012 Standard
• Visual Studio 2012 RC Ultimate Edition
• SharePoint Designer 2013 Preview
• Adobe Reader
The machine works like a breeze, although I already had some SharePoint crashes. But hey, it’s a preview!
Kudo’s to CloudShare for getting a template machine up and running so fast.
PS: I’m in no way affiliated to CloudShare, just a happy customer.
Today I released version 22.214.171.124. of SharePoint.DesignFactory.ContentFiles. This is a bugfix release where the following issues are fixed:
Change Log - SharePoint.DesignFactory.ContentFiles v126.96.36.199
- Fixed issue: Documentation and Sample.ps1 machine configuration file had missing ';' after first line of configuration (SharePointDeployment = 'ClientObjectModel')
- Fixed issue: UseClaims flag of machine configuration was not passed correctly, so Claims Authenticated deployment with client object model (Office365 for example) was not working
- Fixed issue: Custom configurations not working due to missing parameter in Deploy.cmd and Redeploy.cmd
See: http://myspworld.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/deploy-content-files-to-sharepoint-using-sharepoint-designfactory-contentfiles/ (thanks Amadeu)
- Fixed issue: Code outside begin block when doing ClientObjectModel deployment
- Fixed issue: Not all files packaged (fixed by Danny)
- Fixed issue: Deployment path incorrect (one letter missing)
- Fixed issue: Mapped folder ABC would also deploy files in unmapped folder ABCD due to startswith() logic.
- Initial release to general public.
To upgrade the NuGet package to a new version execute the following steps:
To upgrade your NuGet package following the following steps:
- Right-click on solution or project, and select Manage NuGet packages…
- In the Manage NuGet Packages screen click left on Updates
- Select the SharePoint.DesignFactory.ContentFiles package and press the Update button
- Open from the menu Build the Configuration Manager
- Make the project configurations match the solution configurations (always mixed up after uninstall/install or update)
This should get you up and running!
For Facebook with 900.000.000 users one of the most important things is performance. Core libraries of Facebook are written in C++, and some of these libraries are now open-source on github: https://github.com/facebook/folly. See also the blog post http://herbsutter.com/2012/06/02/facebook-folly-oss-c-libraries/ and the discussions in this post where other C++ libraries open sourced by big companies are mentioned. There is already someone working on getting the libraries to work under Windows and Visual Studio at the fork: https://github.com/jbandela/folly/tree/vc11/.
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