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SharePoint: well behaving web parts... by svdoever

Of course all our web parts always work, but just in case your web part comes in the situation that it has problems, you don’t want it to break down your complete page. It should handle those problems gracefully. Barry has some nice tips on writing...
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SharePoint web part development: resources you should read by svdoever

When you dive into web part development for SharePoint 2003 and need some reading on the topic, have at least a look at the following articles: 60 minute lab on web part development: http://www.sharepointcustomization.com/resources/tutorials/LAB%20DEV...
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Reduce SharePoint page rendering time by utilizing asynchronity in web parts by svdoever

You never know which web parts end up in a SharePoint page. That is the power of web parts: combine them the way you see fit. But what if one web part accesses a web service that takes 3 seconds to complete, and another web part renders content from a...
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Unit testing SharePoint by svdoever

We are doing extensive development for SharePoint Portal Server for one of our large customers. Besides producing a lot of interesting code, we are also settings up a kind of software factory for SharePoint development. More on this in later posts. We...

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CruiseControl.Net 0.8 is out!! by svdoever

Hurray! CruiseControl.Net 0.8 is out with some great new features and bugfixes!! Have a look at http://confluence.public.thoughtworks.org/display/CCNET for more information. No clue what CruiseControl.Net is? Get reading!

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Again: Reporting Services web parts in SP2 by svdoever

Jan Thielens has a weblog entry with some screenshots about the new Reporting Services SP2 SharePoint web parts. Have a look at http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2005/01/21/358073.aspx . It is now also possible to get SQL server SP4 (beta) and Reporting...
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Reporting Services support for SharePoint in SP2 by svdoever

The rumour circuit already mentioned support for SharePoint in SP2 ( http://sqljunkies.com/WebLog/sqlbi/archive/2004/11/09/5018.aspx ). Found a presentation with some more details: http://202.181.238.4:5588/hk/technet/macau/06__WHAT_S_NEW_IN_SQL_SERVE...
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VS.NET and hintpath problems... by svdoever

In a project we are working with multiple developers AND a build server on a large set of Visual Studio solutions. Problem is that when we have references to a folder with shared assemblies, the relative path to those assemblies specified by a hintpath...
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The dirty world of SharePoint programming by svdoever

Sometimes SharePoint drives you mad. Case of today: When you add a QuickLink to a person in SharePoint portal server you get a link to the /mysite/public.aspx page with on the URL in most cases an accountname parameter, so for example http://server/mysite...
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SharePoint, Data View web parts and functions in the ddwrt namespace by svdoever

THIS BLOG POST TURNED INTO AN MSDN ARTICLE. SEE http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/OfficeSharePointDDWRT.asp FOR THIS ARTICLE. BUT… ALSO CHECK THIS BLOG POST, IT CONTAINS SOME INFO CENSORED IN THE...
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