DataViewWebPart RunTime documentation

Hey everyone, Sorry to be so lax in my postings. I was really busy getting ready for PDC and now Beta1 for Office looms somewhere on the horizon. Please check out Rob Mauceri’s blog on our plans moving forward. Additionally, check out this article on MSDN which documents the DDWRT (data driven web runtime) functions…

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Editing items inside Nested Document Libraries

I just found something pretty interesting about using a Data View Web Part to view items in a Document Library that contains folders. Without going into all the technical details, essentially the “Edit” link will return an “Item not found” error for any documents inside the subfolders. If you ever see this error, and you…

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Creating a Link using a Lookup field

  Hi,   I was just asked a great question: “How do I create a hyperlink when using a Lookup field that points to the item for that lookup field…”   This is not completely straightforward, so bare with me. In this example, I am using the Announcements list and the Contacts list. In the…

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Totals in the DataView when the View is Filtered

Hello again, We are chugging along with the next version of Office and are super busy around here trying to get the right features into the next version of the Data View and SharePoint customization story. That said, I was looking through some older posts and saw this one: http://blogs.msdn.com/frontpoint/archive/2004/04/30/123982.aspx from Rob. This is a…

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Serge van den Oever

I just came across Serge’s Blog last night and wanted to link to it, but also wanted to get some feedback. I’ve been working on documenting all the DDWRT functions the come with the DataViewWebPart, when much to my surprise, Serge had already a good job of it himself. http://weblogs.asp.net/soever/archive/2005/01/03/345535.aspx I was hoping to get…

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Selecting unique values in a Drop-down list using the Data View Web Part

I posted awhile ago about how to select unique values for tabular data views, but I have now received a few emails asking how to do it for drop-down lists. It is almost the exact same code, but apparently this is confusing enough to warrant a different post. My code sample assumes you are using the…

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Use a drop-down control’s onchange event to navigate to pages dyanamically

I have seen this come up a few times lately and I feel like I’m just typing the same thing over an over, so I’ll post it here.  I’m sorry I am being so bad about posting lately, I am going to try to do better. The goal of this article is to use an…

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Using Conditional Formatting and the data view opens up a whole new world of possibilities

I have a Data View Web Part that displays the status of several different servers I maintain.  Basically, I am using a SharePoint list.  The List has a Title field which contains the name of each server and a multiple choice field that lets me set the status to “UP,” “DOWN,” or “CAUTION.” For each…

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HowTo: Display a different image inside a data view web part based on data in the XML

I have a Data View Web Part that displays the status of several different servers I maintain.  Basically, I am using a SharePoint list.  The List has a Title field which contains the name of each server and a multiple choice field that lets me set the status to “UP,” “DOWN,” or “CAUTION.” For each…

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