All posts by Alvin Ubiera

02

Jul'14

Mastering SharePoint Modal Dialogs

Leverage SharePoint Client Object Model by launching a page in a modal window for a more engaging user experience

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28

Jan'14

SharePoint Designer 2010 Error – “The extended protection settings configured on IIS do not match the settings configured on the transport”

We recently had to troubleshoot an error in SharePoint Designer where it would not connect to a web site showing the cryptic error message: "The content type of the response is "". The Status Code is "OK".

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15

Jan'14

Customize the SharePoint Quick Launch Menu using the JavaScript Client Object Model

Although adequate for most purposes, customization through the SharePoint UI is somewhat limited, and you may find yourself needing something more. Let's look at how to customize the Quick Launch menu using the JavaScript Client Object Model.

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08

Jan'14

Hiding Web Parts on Enterprise Wiki Pages with SharePoint

Developers using SharePoint often find hiding web parts useful when wanting to add functionality to a page without displaying the web part. Learn a quick, easy and less risky way to hide your web parts on enterprise wiki pages.

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16

Dec'13

Add metadata filters to a Content Query Web Part

The Content Query Web Part is a great feature of SharePoint that allows you to aggregate content from different lists and libraries in your site or site collection. It also allows you to filter, sort and group the query results based on common fields. They can also be filtered by using metadata. In order to set up the filters for use with metadata, you first have to set up the metadata term set you will be filtering by as a site column.

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24

Oct'13

Making Department Images Consistent in SharePoint

Using a standard page image format is a good way to provide consistency to SharePoint department sites and to reinforce the corporate brand. Unless there is a corporate style guide in place, you will often find that department images come in all shapes and sizes, which provides for an uneven user experience when navigating the site. One way to ensure consistency and still empower users to select department images without requiring a graphic artist on staff is to use the following technique:

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08

Oct'13

Q&A: How to change SharePoint site icon?

Changing a SharePoint site's site icon is a great way to personalize a site. It's also very easy to do, that is, usually. Here's how:

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02

Jul'13

Count the number of rows in a SharePoint table using jQuery

Ever wanted to count the number of rows in an HTML table automatically? I once had to do an inventory of a client's file share and used a directory printing utility that gave me the option of displaying the directory listings as an HTML table. The file share had over 12,000 files and 1,500 folders, and I needed to know how many files were in each folder.

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22

May'13

Running jQuery scripts on PerformancePoint data

I recently had a close encounter with a SharePoint PerformancePoint dashboard page that displayed its data in grids. My task was to calculate row and column totals and display the results in an additional column and row that would be appended to the right and bottom of the grid respectively. I had done something similar before using jQuery/JavaScript, so without much further ado I proceeded to make a copy from source of the data grid's generated HTML and write a script that would quickly and neatly do exactly what was required.

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06

May'13

Display email as username in Office 365 InfoPath forms

When designing InfoPath forms, it is a common requirement to have the form automatically capture and display the name of the person who is submitting the form. InfoPath 2010 has a built-in function userName() that returns the Account ID of the authenticated user.

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