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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Customizing List Form web parts should be easy but isn’t

This is one of those issues that bugs me quite a bit.  When you want to customize the NewForm or EditForm.aspx pages on a wss site, you have to live in code (reading CAML or encoded HTML). Or even build something yourself from scratch. Since the toolbar for these List Forms can’t be customized, it…

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