SharePoint as Relational Database

Very frequent at times, there is a requirement to have a view or fetch data from multiple lists as join tables.  But, since SharePoint is not designed as a relational database, this is really tough achieving.  This can be done easily using the SLAM (SharePoint List Association Manager), which makes the SharePoint lists as relational…

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SharePoint – dirty characters “_x0020_, _x002f_,..”

  Are you tired of handling dirty characters in SharePoint such as “_x0020_, _x002f,… “ etc ?  Suppose if you know what to be done, then please ignore this post.  I was breaking my heads to find a solution for this, even without knowing there is a API method to handle this…   Yes, this…

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Silverlight 4 –Accordion Menu

I’ve recently used the Accordion menu in Silverlight for one of my UI.  I’m pretty much amazed with the efficiency of this control in saving lot of screen real estate and at the same time having lots of controls packed into it.  I’m posting this to share the same with others, on using this Accordion…

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InfoPath – Programatically set values for the Rich Text field from SharePoint List

Scenario: –  Populating the rich text field content from SharePoint List to the InfoPath form’s Rich Text field Problem: –  The InfoPath form’s rich text field won’t recognize the contents read from SharePoint list’s rich text field as valid XML. The SharePoint list’s rich text field storest the raw html (malformed) which is not compatible…

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InfoPath – Auto Width Text Box

The textbox with auto width based on the value can be obtained as follows: 1)  Insert an expression box into your form 2)  Set the field you want to display in this text box 3)  Right-Click on expression box => Expression box Properties… => Display 4)  Uncheck “Wrap Text” option 5)  Go to Size tab…

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Custom Advanced Search – Metadata values pre-populated for user selection

There is a frequent requirement for business users to search for the documents/contents based on the custom metadata information being managed for their business documents.  To facilitate the user for selecting the values for the search properties, the OOTB advanced search web part provides only a plain text box, for the selected property.  Hence, the…

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Custom Core Results Web Part in Grid Format, with Context Menus & Sorting/Filtering

This post is about creating a custom core results web part which will render the search results similar to list view UI i.e. using grid view with pagination, context menus, & column sorting / filtering.  Most of the business users demand this kind of UI, as they expect to have a consistent user interface while working with…

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