Adding custom SharePoint Toolbar and ToolbarButtons in code

Part 3: Extending your web part to include toolbars SharePoint toolbars use user controls (.ascx files) to control HTML rendering and layout. This is great if you have an ASPX page to use them on (in fact, you can base your efforts off one of the built in pages in the layouts directory). However, this…

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SPGridView: Using Filter properties

Great news everyone \o/ – a solution to setting an SPGridView filter has been researched and documented in this post over at Bob’s SharePoint Bonanza – well done that man!  This should give you pretty much everything you need to build an SPGridView control which provides custom data binding, grouping, drop down menus and pagination…

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SPGridView: Adding paging to SharePoint when using custom data sources

Part 2: Extending your SPGridview with paging controls In Part 1: Using SPGridview, adding menus, grouping and sorting I looked at how to use an SPGridView from the ground up to bind to a custom DataSet. One of the features I omitted at the time was paging:   Jason Wang already has a good post…

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SPGridView and SPMenuField: Displaying custom data through SharePoint lists

Part 1: Using SPGridview, adding menus, grouping and sorting Click along to build this lovely Web Part, taking data directly from a standard .NET DataSet: SharePoint lists and libraries are great for storing almost everything, but what about if you need to display structured lists in SharePoint where the data is stored elsewhere?  If you…

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MOSS Enterprise Search – 16 things you might not know

Hello everybody \o/ – a few bits and pieces you might find useful when designing and deploying Enterprise Search based on Office SharePoint Server 2007 – most of these tips can be credited to some Partner training delivered by Morten Schioldan. Really interesting things On document libraries which support approval, users might be able to…

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Deploying and debugging Web Parts

When it comes to deploying and debugging your Web Part, you’re spoilt for choice.  My preference is to package the web part into a cab file, creating and including a manifest XML and DWP file.  This should be familiar ground to seasoned web part developers, but an assortment of good MSDN and community content is…

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Fix for error: Outlook could not create the work file

A friend of mine, Chris Fenly from Waterstons, got in touch today about a weird problem he was having with two Windows XP SP 2 machines running Office 2003.  Opening Word or Outlook generated the error “Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable.”  It’s an issue which a few people…

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