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…


HowTo: Display data from one SharePoint site on another

I get asked this one a lot, and thought I had blogged it but it looks like I didn’t.  The general user scenario is where you have a parent site (http://myserver) that contains a list of information that is relevant to a bunch of subsites (http://myserver/subsite) and you want to display the data from the…


Howto: Display list or document library data from a parent site within a different site

I get asked this one a lot, and thought I had blogged it but it looks like I didn’t.  The general user scenario is where you have a parent site (http://myserver) that contains a list of information that is relevant to a bunch of subsites (http://myserver/subsite) and you want to display the data from the…

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use SharePoint’s web services to access list data using FrontPage

Windows SharePoint Services ships with some really powerful web services that allow users to access list and site information not available through other means.  FrontPage 2003 allows users to access these web services in a very straight forward manner, populating all of the query fields dynamically so that little or no knowledge of SOAP is…

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use SharePoint’s web services to access list data using FrontPage

Windows SharePoint Services ships with some really powerful web services that allow users to access list and site information not available through other means.  FrontPage 2003 allows users to access these web services in a very straight forward manner, populating all of the query fields dynamically so that little or no knowledge of SOAP is…

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HowTo: Show the Attachments to a list item using the Data View Web Part and Web Services

Windows SharePoint Services ships with some really powerful web services that allow users to access list and site information not available through other means.  FrontPage 2003 allows users to access these web services in a very straight forward manner, populating all of the query fields dynamically so that little or no knowledge of SOAP is…


Howto: Use a form web part to filter or show all values in a data view web part

On a new page insert a few of the Announcements list Insert a Form Web Part Change the input type of the Form to be a drop-down field and add some values: All 1 2 Place the cursor into the Data View you created in Step 1 and click on Table..Select > Row Click on…

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Using a form to filter a data view web part – or NOT

This is a modified post.  My original code sample was more complicated than it needed to be.  This one is WAY simpler. I was just thinking that it should be a lot easier to use a Form Web Part and be able to either filter a data view based on that Form’s contents, or to pass…

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HOWTO: Fire a connection from the Drop-down view style of the Data View Web Part

1. Insert two Data Views of your data. 2. Select one of the Data Views, choose Style from the Data View Details taskpane. 3. Choose the drop-down box style from the list of styles, click OK. 4. Right click this Data View, choose Web Part connections. 5. Connect to the other Data View as you…

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HOWTO: Fire a connection from the Drop-down view style of the Data View Web Part

Hey there.  FrontPage shipped a View Style for the Data View Web Part that doesn’t really do anything.  The style is the drop-down style.  What most people want from this style is the ability to fire connections from it, so I wrote a KB article about this.  That is still in draft state, but I’ve…

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