Expanding Horizons: Restrict a Customized Search to an Individual, New, Programatically-Created Content Source

  On the surface, SharePoint can easily seem like a restrictive end-user, UI-based application;  perhaps because it contains so much functionality out-of-the-box, I think it can be easy to forget — or fail to realize — just how flexible the product is.  I like to think of SharePoint as a platform for application development as…

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Adding New List Items Using the Lists.asmx Web Service

     You can lead a CAML to water, but…   The current MSDN documentation contains what I might call *adequate* coverage of the use of Web Services with Windows Sharepoint Services 2.0  In the case of simple operations, such as retrieving list items, the samples are more or less useful and can be adapted for…

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So, DoesUserHavePermissions() or Not?

  It’s been one of those weeks, this week, and I haven’t gotten around to posting any new information in a few days.  A fair snapshot of how things have been going:  over the weekend, I applied a healthy dose of a “weed and feed“ product to my lawn — specially formulated, the bag told…

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MSSQLFT Syntax School — How to Get Ahead in Search

UPDATE:   Download details: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d6a10783-a4e4-4463-8444-f88be48760b3&displaylang=en   This “SQL Syntax” is MSSQLFT explained in near-excruciating detail, and is now included in the latest SharePoint Products and Technologies SDK.   ===   So, let’s say you want to perform a search against Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 programatically.    Sounds simple enough, doesn’t…

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Creating a Modal Dialog "Chooser" Tool Part

This first Sharepoint-related post is a relatively complete example of how to create a custom web part with a custom tool part that uses a pop-up modal dialog (a “Web Dialog“) to choose a value and return it to the tool part.  My sample uses a pretty silly example and only utilizes a combo box…

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