FrontPoint

Using Microsoft FrontPage to do amazing things with SharePoint Products and Technologies

April, 2004

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    FrontPage and ASP.net

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    Not SharePoint authoring per se, but here’s a good article on MSDN about using FrontPage 2003 to write ASP.net pages . The article is written by Dave Berry author of FrontPage Unleashed books and one of the FP MVPs who I recently met when they came...
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    Totals in Data Views

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    A few people have asked about putting column totals in Data Views. Yes, you can do this! Ok, we could have made it easier to find (and I hope we will), but totals work just like inserting regular data items; the key is that you get the option for totals...
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    Howto: Display the Username for the Logged on user on a page

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    This is one of my favorites. I want my site to say, “Hello, John Jansen, welcome to this site“ or whatever. But since you can't author server-side code with SharePoint sites, there is no evident way to do this. The way I get around this limitation...
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    Howto: Select only unique values in the XSLT Data View Web Part

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    A lot of times you will want to display only unique values inside the Data View. What I have here is a variation of the Muenchian Method using an <xsl:key>. Check out jenitennison.com for a few variations on this. First, browse out to your Announcements...
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    Strings strings strings strings...

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    I was just talking to someone internally about this, and thought I should post it: All of the values that the Data View Web Part get back are strings. Basically, we just take the values in the XML and display them as they are (in some cases, like with...
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    Howto: Convert a URL field into the two components of the URL (description and link)

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    When you create a field of type URL in SharePoint , users need to fill out two form fields: “Link” and “Description”. When the Data View Web Part requests this field value, it gets back the full String value as concatenated by...
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    FrontPage + SharePoint == winner

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    Ok, we promise to deliver you meat at FrontPoint, but sometimes a little garnish shows up too. CRN magazine just picked FrontPage +SharePoint as a “channels champion” winner in the intranet tools category . Neat. .: rob
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    How to articles

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    I just created a section for how to articles and posted two simple examples of using FrontPage and WSS together. The first is how to just insert a Data View Web Part to begin with, and the second is how to format one of the data values to be a hyperlink...
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    HowTo: Insert an XSLT Data View Web Part

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    The XSLT Data View Web Part allows you to insert a view of any XML data source and then format that view however you want using FrontPage 's WYSIWYG tools, or hand-coding the XSLT yourself. You can use XML Web Services, databases, XML files, server...
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    HowTo: Create a dynamic hyperlink in an XML data view

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    Inside the Data View Web Part, hyperlinks can be populated with data from the data source. Doing so is really easy, but is unfortunately a little bit difficult to discover. 1. Insert a Data View Web Part based on your data source 2. Select any of the...
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    John Jansen

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    I like data. I come to FrontPage with the experience of having taught English (moved the class to be entirely online back in 1999 using FrontPage 98 and PageMill 2.0), maintained an Access database of properties for a real estate company, and supported...
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    Welcome to FrontPoint

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    FrontPoint is a blog written by folks from the dev/pm/test teams who create FrontPage. We’re here to discuss the many cool things that can be done using FrontPage with SharePoint web sites. We’re also here to talk about the neat stuff that...
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