Custom CSS causes Slideshow navigation to disappear

You know the scenario.  Customer wants a SharePoint site that doesn’t look like SharePoint, so you create a custom CSS, override a bunch of styles, everybody is happy, end of story.  Well, almost end of story.  The slideshow navigation disappeared, you say?  How can that be?  All we did was use some different colors and…

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Issues caused by removing web parts from standard Survey pages

One of my current customers is leveraging the Survey capabilities that come out-of-the-box (OOB) with SharePoint 2007.  We came across some issues the other day where the following symptoms were present. Results could not be exported to Excel or only the “Author” and “Created” fields were exported to Excel Attempting to show the “Full Toolbar”…

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SharePoint Designer 2007: Unable to restore web with space in URL

I needed to move a sub-site with custom permissions to another location within the same site collection.  In the environment that I was working, I did not have access to use STSADM.  One of my key requirements was that the permissions needed to remain intact when I migrated the site. Had I been able to…

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InfoPath 2007: Creating a no-code unique identity value

On a recent project, I had the need to have InfoPath 2007 create a unique integer value (auto-incrementing) for each entry in my repeating sections.  I researched possible solutions (came across this post from Yaniv that has some good options), but couldn’t find a solution that completely satisfied my requirements.  I wanted a solution similar…

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InfoPath, Visual Studio 2008, and the hidden modal dialog

I was recently doing some InfoPath 2007 development in Visual Studio 2008 (sp1) for a client.  The form had a number of views, collected several hundred data elements, and contained a large number of data connections.  Over time (as the form grew larger), I began experiencing an error where, whenever I tried to open the…

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