Apps for Office: Table binding and cell formatting in an Excel table

Introduction This code sample demonstrates techniques for creating a table binding, adding rows to an existing binding, applying table styles and applying cell formatting. Building the Sample Open ExcelFormattingSample.sln in Visual Studio 2013. Right-click on the ExcelFormattingSample project in Solution Explorer and choose Set as startup project. Press the F5 key to build the solution…

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SharePoint Visifire Charting with Custom List Data

Visifire is a set of data visualization components powered by Microsoft Silverlight which let you create and embed visually stunning animated Silverlight Charts within minutes. Because it is a pre-compiled Silverlight control, the Visifire component and JavaScript library can be easily uploaded to a SharePoint document library and then used on a SharePoint page through…

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Quick Tip: Upgrading a bunch of SharePoint .wsp’s at one time

I had to upgrade all of the solution packages on my dev virtual machine and thought I would share a simple method to do the upgrade. The first step is to make sure the path to the STSADM tool is in your environment path. Once done you can easily call STSADM from any command window…

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SharePoint Search Results: Adding a link to the view properties page of a document

The out-of-the-box SharePoint search results web part doesn’t provide a way to get to the View Properties page for items in a document library. The search results provide a direct link to the document which will open a document in default editor registered within windows. In the screen shot below notice that both the hyperlinked…

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TFS Build Guide for SharePoint Projects

Important Note: This guide is meant to be a general overview and by no means is exhaustive. For detailed information about Site Definitions, Features and Solution Packages see the Windows SharePoint Services SDK (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms441339.aspx) and Chapter 9 of Ted Pattison’s book “Inside Windows SharePoint Services 3.0”. Understanding SharePoint Solutions and Deployments Site Definitions A site…

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