Welcome to VS extensions for WSS!

Download VSeWSS. Greetings from TechEd Barcelona! Today, we finally got to announce a project I’ve been working on for the last year: “Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0”. Yup, the name’s a mouthful :). Explaining it is pretty easy though – make “F5” work for SharePoint stuff in VS! That’s essentially what VSeWSS…

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Conditional Image Swapping in a Data View

One of the cooler uses for Conditional Formatting is to to dynamically swap between a set of icons/images, e.g. imagine a scenario where you want a red, yellow or green light based on how a sales department is tracking to budget. Although it’s possible to build this kinda of view with the Conditional Formatting feature,…

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5 Cool SharePoint Designer Features

There is so much stuff in SharePoint Designer 2007, it’s hard to pick favorites, but if I had to choose the five things I’m most excited about… 1) Data View v2: In addition to update (form) support, we can also now create “aggregate” views across multiple sources, have a cool new Xpath “Expression builder”, integration…

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Quick and Dirty XSLT Primer

…From the Open Internet Lexicon: “A Transformation Language to convert XML/XSL documents into HTML suitable for a browser to display.” Personally, I like to think of it as language that sucks data from an XML file into an HTML file :). Here’s a quick example that demonstrates how XSLT can be used in combination with…

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Allowing Users to Filter/Search a Data View

In my previous post, I talked about how Web Part Connections can be used to pass data between Web Parts. I showed building a simple master/detail scenario, where you have one view, showing all the records in a data source, filtering a second “single item” detail view of the same source. There are tons of…

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Welcome to Office 2007 and SharePoint Designer!

Now that beta2 of Office is out (grab it here for free!), I think it’s a great time for me to switch over from talking about FrontPage 2003 to SharePoint Designer 2007. In case you hadn’t heard, a few months back we announced that Office 2007 would include a new product called SharePoint Designer, aimed…

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SharePoint Designer at TechEd!

I’m excited to be going to TechEd this week. I’ll be presenting two sessions on SharePoint Designer 2007. If you have any questions about building apps on SharePoint, definitely come by the session or the Office booths! See ya in Boston. Session ID: OFC210Session Title: Office SharePoint Designer 2007: Create and Customize Microsoft SharePoint Web…

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creating your first Data View

Now that I’ve introduced the Data View web part, I’d like to give you a quick demo of how easy it is to add one of these data-driven views to a web page… -> The main entry point for creating Data Views is the top-level menu called Data, which is a new menu to FP…

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I heart lists

During my time here on FrontPage (coming on 3.5 years!), I’ve spent most of my waking hours on features that help users build dynamic web applications for SharePoint. Now, it wouldn’t surprise me if many of you haven’t even heard of SharePoint – it’s kinda new and in its present incarnation mainly focused on large…

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