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Global Asset Picker - SharePoint

Global Asset Picker - SharePoint

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Hi,

Did you get in trouble finding elements through OOB features with hundreds (or thousands) of hundreds of documents/pages? I think this is something everybody meet sooner or later in a SharePoint environment.

I have several opportunities to improve Asset Picker, but the way it is built (based on a Browse & Find instead of Search concept) it was really difficult to hack it and make it globally available. 

At the end we got to a scenario with too many custom development to be able to accomplish this solution.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms543215.aspx
http://sharepointbergen.blogspot.com/2007/09/modifying-asset-picker-dialog-in.html
http://sharepointkb.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/asset-picker-browse-field-control/
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/adding-new-locations-to-the-look-in-dialog/

So, did I find any other suggestion to improve authoring/editing experience?

Imagine

Been able to Search for content inside MOSS/WSS without moving through several windows, and using search built-in capabilities, just right where you are editing.

Think

A Feature deployed through a Solution package, that contains a delegate control begin included in the Additional Page Header. This control manage a modal css window, that allows the user to search and filter results from a form control.

Create

Options for the "client engine" would be:

Personally, I would choose JQuery (even before it was going to be included in VS :))

Adios!

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