Create Silverlight 1.1 applications for SharePoint with VS2008

Title says it all My plan is to create small walkthrough how you can create your own Silverlight 1.1 application with Visual Studio 2008 and then run it in SharePoint. And I don’t want to install a lot of stuff to my SharePoint environment so I’ll just create simple web part to host the Silverlight…

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External datasource (SharePoint list) and Forms Server

If you have following setup… You need to create InfoPath Form that you’re going to use in Forms Server (=Browser compatible) Your form contains external data source to SharePoint list Data from the list needs to be in certain order in your form (in drop-down list box) …you’ll have issue because your items will be…

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Use dynamically created InfoPath form instance to pre-fill form

If you want to pre-fill InfoPath form before user gets his/her hands to it… you have two ways to do that: Call Web Services from InfoPath It normally takes quite long Dynamically create InfoPath form instance Fast and there isn’t any limitations where to get data Both methods have been mentioned many times in different…


Dynamically create static Excel files for Excel Service

Excel Services is pretty nice for displaying Excel files over the network. But if you’re developing Excel Services solution for the first time you might first think of the limitations or something that forces you to build your overall solution in certain way. So I thought I’ll write little bit about my idea about creating…

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Minesweeper goes web

Disclaimer/Important notice: I sometimes go crazy with my favorite programming tools. I use my imagination to do things and try to forget all the rules that I normally would keep in mind when developing applications. This post is one of those moments when I got loose. So you don’t probably want to take any advices/ideas…

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From InfoPath to Database via Web Service

I have been asked to build this kind of example sooooo many times that now I really need to write this down This stuff isn’t rocket science but I have got so many emails about this so I just want to answer all those questions at once. So I have previously written about getting data…


Adding own custom web service to SharePoint

I posted awhile back about InfoPath and Web Service data connection and I got question about using own web services in SharePoint (or at least I interpreted it that way :-). I tried to describe idea to have own custom “proxy” web service that would do all the necessary stuff inside SharePoint so that you…

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Adding MS CRM to your own windows forms applications

I was asked to create simple demo that demonstrates MS CRM inside custom .NET application. So I created small win app with just couple of controls to make the demo pretty simple. If user presses Edit customer button then new form is opened and that will host CRM form like this: And if user then…

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MOSS: Backup and restore and missing Timer job definitions

If you have your SharePoint application running on Server1 and you decide to move it to Server2 with backup and restore… you’ll (may) end up having application at the Server2 that doesn’t have all the necessary timer job definitions. There is however way to get those timer job definitions back but it’s not the most elegant…


Failed to determine definition for Feature…

I was working on SharePoint case and found myself staring at the logs… again I found 11 lines with “Failed to determine definition for Feature with ID…” and it was repeating quite often. And that error is something new for me… And if you have stared SharePoint logs for an year that’s really amazing! Exact…

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