Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft

August, 2004

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    Displaying Currency using InfoPath

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    Question: I have a question. I am in the process of building an InfoPath form and I can’t seem to figure out how to display a value formatted as currency. I know that I can write a script to do that. I have found some examples of formatting strings. It...
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    Displaying Currency within InfoPath

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    Question: I have a question. I am in the process of building an InfoPath form and I can’t seem to figure out how to display a value formatted as currency. I know that I can write a script to do that. I have found some examples of formatting strings. It...
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    Will I see you there?

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    via http://www.bostondotnet.org Wednesday 10.6.2004 Cabana Night MSFT Waltham Register The No-Seminar Zone The popular TechEd 2004 Cabanas Cabana Night is an opportunity to get any and all questions answered by a who's who of New England .NET experts...
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    Event Announcement

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    This looks like a really cool event. DataDirect will be hosting a design preview in your city this September. More details below and on their site. http://www.datadirect.com/events/designpreview/index.ssp Boston : September 9 - Burlington Marriott Washington...
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    Base 64 Format Conversion

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    Recently, I was working with an InfoPath solutions prototype. The idea behind the solution was that a user would be taking a digital photo (JPEG). As they downloaded the pictures to their local machines, they would be able to include these camera shots...
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    Using XSLT and Example

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    I really like how I can use an XML document to separate the storage of application data from its presentation. The XML document contains a self describing set of data structures that I can define using my own vocabulary definitions. One of the major advantages...
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    Using XSLT an Example

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    Using XSLT – An Example I really like how I can use an XML document to separate the storage of application data from its presentation. The XML document contains a self describing set of data structures that I can define using my own vocabulary definitions...
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    Excluding Areas

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    I was recently working with a customer and they had a business requirement that required one of the SPS areas be excluded from the search. In order to exclude an area from the search perform the following steps. 1. From the SPS home page 2. Select Change...
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    Configuring access requests for a list or document library

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    You can allow users to request access to a particular list or document library by changing the settings for that list. If access request is enabled for a site collection, by default it is enabled for all lists in that site collection. If access request...
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    What is an Interface?

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    Interfaces help to define the various properties, methods and events that classes are able to implement. For developers these fine a small group of closely related properties, methods, and events. Additional feature and functionality can be added at any...
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    Static Site Deletion

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    I was visiting a customer the other week that had recently deployed SharePoint within their enterprise. The good news was that it had caught on like wild fire within in a relatively short period of time. Users had created almost five thousand sites and...
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    Code Camp 2: The Return is Back!

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    It seems that I am almost caught up after my recent hard drive crash. I am reposting and catching up with everything. I have reposted the Code Camp 2 speakers page and will continue to update it. It is going to be a killer set of sessions and definitely...
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    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

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    I have been getting a lot of questions from people interested in SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. Personally, I find it one of the most interesting and developer focused products available. It is important to really understand the underpinnings of...
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    The Quick Web Services Guide

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    The Windows SharePoint Services Web Services provided in the Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer namespace provide numerous methods for accessing site content. These include methods for working with lists, site data as well as methods for customizing meeting...
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    Getting a Value

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    Let’s start with a DataGrid that looks like the following If we wanted to retrieve the value that a user selects from the drop down list control shown in Column 4 into a value. We would use the following code. ' Gets the value the dropdown control in...
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    Creating a DataGrid Programatically

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    Someone recently asked me how you can programmatically create a DataGrid. So here is an example that I put together. Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load CreateGrid() End Sub Public Sub...
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    Customizing the DataGrid

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    Let’s start with a DataGrid that binds to a DataSet that is returned from a Web Service using the following code. Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load 'Put user code to initialize the page...
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    The Quick Web Service Guide

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    The Quick Web Service Guide The Windows SharePoint Services Web Services provided in the Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer namespace provide numerous methods for accessing site content. These include methods for working with lists, site data as well as...
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    SharePoint Indexing Basics

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    The SharePoint search architecture is organized and maintained within a content index that is used to provide searching. SPS provides four options for maintaining content indexes as shown in Table 1. It is important for developers and administrators to...
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    SharePoint Indexing Basics

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    SharePoint Indexing Basics The SharePoint search architecture is organized and maintained within a content index that is used to provide searching. SPS provides four options for maintaining content indexes as shown in Table 1. It is important for developers...
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    Looking at XSD

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    XSD has become a core part of many of the customers that I work with. Within these customers they are using XSD as a standard way of representing various enterprise objects. By defining a standard way to describe these objects using XSD they are able...
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    Introducing XSD

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    XSD has become a core part of many of the customers that I work with. Within these customers they are using XSD as a standard way of representing various enterprise objects. By defining a standard way to describe these objects using XSD they are able...
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    Creating Custom Site Definitions

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    Each front end Web Server in a Windows SharePoint Server solution contains at least one Webtemp.xml file that is by default located in the c: Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions60TEMPLATE1033XML folder. This file is used to...
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    Creating Custom Site Definitions

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    Creating Custom Site Definitions Creating Custom Site Definitions Each front end Web Server in a Windows SharePoint Server solution contains at least one Webtemp.xml file that is by default located in the c: Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb...
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    NewsReader Update

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    Well with Mobility Day over and things getting back to normal. I finally got a chance to read through some email and make some updates to the NewsReader Pocket PC RSS reader. I added some new functionality and fixed a few bugs that had been reported....
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