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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 App fails with custom FBA login page

    I recently worked a support ticket that resulted in the discovery of a rather acute problem but one that might go unnoticed except in the case when SharePoint hosted apps are used in an FBA enabled site where a custom login page is used by FBA. I don’t wish to cover the well documented and easily searchable...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 CSOM call from web part fails with 401 for all users

    This issue has come up at least 3 times in the list of issues I deal with here in SharePoint Escalation Services Support team, so I thought I’ll write a post about this on how to resolve this problem. Issue : You’ve designed a simple Visual Web Part with the following code in button click event handler...
  • Blog Post: Custom Service Applications in SharePoint 2010

    I had to write up an internal article on creating custom service applications and making it work with SharePoint 2010. This was not an easy joke at all and is pretty involved process. I used the sample walk-through provided in Service Application Framework Sample . This would a very good reference if...
  • Blog Post: HowTo: Create a quizzing application with SharePoint 2007

    With SharePoint 2007 "Survey" list template, I recently created a quizzing application. The thing with survey list is that it stack ranks the questions taking into account how many of the respondents favored each options within that question. But for a quizzing application, we need to be able to stack...
  • Blog Post: Wildcard Search in SharePoint

    Being able to perform wildcard search is probably an area that's missing in out of the box search in SharePoint. Here's a small web part sample you can use to perform wildcard search in MOSS 2007 (and it can be engineered backward to fit into SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as well). The code in it...
  • Blog Post: The buzz with "UrlQueryString" in SharePoint navigation

    SharePoint's navigation APIs have a property exposed that allows us to set query string properties for a URL. Sadly, but not surprisingly, this only works when root site collection has publishing feature enabled. Reason is simple... One a WSS only OR on a site where publishing feature is not enabled...
  • Blog Post: Organization Hierarchy a Mess?

    The "Organization Hierarchy" is a cool little thing that let's SharePoint users to remember who their colleagues are and more importantly who their manager is. If you are wondering about customizing it, honestly, it's quite a bit of a work if you want to do that via features or using OM for the...
  • Blog Post: FBA and User Display Names in SharePoint 2007

    If you have been working with FBA for a while, you might have noticed that the user name displayed in the Welcome control shows the account name of the FBA user. This is because of the field the welcome control is mapped to. As shown here, the welcome control simply points to the name property...
  • Blog Post: Project to customize the small search control in SharePoint 2007

    The small search control that is rendered in the default SharePoint pages is a delegate control rendered through master page. You can find it defined in the master page as follows: < asp : ContentPlaceHolder id ="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat ="server"> < SharePoint : DelegateControl runat...
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