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Set a date/lookup in ListInstance elements.xml

I have two lists. The first one has customers and the second one has Orders. Now i want to add some (test) data in the elements.xml of the listinstances. For customers this works without a problem ...
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Feature Scope Problem

I am having an heck of a time trying to get two separately scoped solutions to work together. The first solution is scoped for Farm and does nothing more than add a custom SPDiagnosticService. When ...
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Execution of code as Application Pool account

Here is what I'm currently trying to do - 1.Create a new instance of a timer job from a web part 2.Add a new site collection to the current web application again from a web part Each time the code ...
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Adding an existing app part using the client object model( finding the xml)

I've recently found this nice thread on adding an existing webpart using the csom: Add an existing WebPart Using the Sharepoint client object Model I've tried the same approach for an app part (so an ...
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System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException “A relative URI cannot be created because the 'uriString' parameter represents an absolute”

The client object model code in my application is throwing the following exception. How to solve it?. System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service '/_vti_bin/client.svc' cannot be ...
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Can you add comments to an append-only field in a list in Sharepoint 2010 using C#? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you programmatically add comments to an append-only comment field in a custom item list using C#? Posted on stack exchange first, then I found this Sharepoint ...
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Attachments to Documents

I have a document library. I want to be able to add supporting documents to a document(I am using a custom content type based on document). Ideally I would like to add them as attachments so ...
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what is a feature?

I am starting to read up on SP development but none of the books I have checked have been able to answer this seemingly simple question. I am pretty new to the dev side of things and feel like I ...
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SharePoint 2010 List Rotator Web Part

Ok, so I would normally take the time to write this, but don't have said time to do it at the moment. I need a web part for SharePoint 2010 that does something very simple: display list items from a ...
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Using Sharepoint as a development tool?

We have been using .NET for business applications (high availability, many concurrent users) and some people here are suggesting most of these applications could be developed with Sharepoint 2010. ...
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Novice Developer

I have not been able to find any related subject here related to training patterns, Some of us who have gone through the C# basics and moderate courses as well as some other courses may be at loss ...
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How to properly use the Using Statement with SharePoint Objects

What is best practice with the Using statement when working with SharePoint Objects. When and how should you use the Using statement, so objects used are disposed, etc?
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How to add users as site collection administrator group through code

I am having various site collections and I want to add few users into administrator group. So that more people will have access to edit the groups. I can add users to the site collection ...
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Securing usernames and passwords for external SQL DB

We want to ensure that we are following best practice around connecting to a custom database. I'm not a developer as such so thought I would ask SharePoint Overflow :-). We have several SharePoint ...
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What's the ultimate SharePoint 2010 development laptop?

We'll all want to be able to develop on our own 64 bit laptops and Windows 7 (at least I will). What is the ultimate rig? I've seen some folks buying the Dell Studio 13 XPS with an SSD (@bluedude, ...
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Developing a custom webpart to improve the page performance

I need a suggestion for a specific development requirement; it is just for a sub-site. The sub-site has a single list with 20 columns and 850+ items. Now, in the home page, I have to have there ...
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Which is Better a UserControl or WebPart?

What are the advantages of user controls over WebParts when dealing with SharePoint? Some I can think of are: familiarity, reusability, and development speed. I am planning to implement them in ...
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ArgumentException when trying to access SPListItem value

I have a tool to update all items in SP (link replacement). The tool works most of the time but sometimes it throws me an ArgumentException ("Value does not fall within the expected range."). Here is ...
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Create a farm wide timer job…is it ok?

I'm following this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc406686%28office.12%29.aspx and have successfully created a TimerJob that is WebApplication wide. this line foreach (SPSite ...
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Does adding custom code to native SharePoint aspx files automatically result in an unsupported state?

I want to add some custom code to one of the native SharePoint's aspx files in the hive (14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS). Specifically, I wish to implement a Page_LoadComplete event that does some additional ...
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Get absolute URL to listitem's default display form

I need to have an absolute URL of a listitem's display form - currently I do it the following way: On http://mydomain.com/: item.ParentList.ParentWeb.Url.TrimEnd('/') //"http://mydomain.com" + "/" ...
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What version of Visual Studio 2012 needed for SP Dev

I have been researching the different versions of VS2012 for use in developing in a SP2010 (Foundation) and possibly SP2013 environment. I asked two separate MS employees about which version of VS I ...
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SharePoint List / Library property bag

I'm working with sharepoint 2007 and i have a question, does a sharepoint library / list has something like property bag, where i could store some properties for the list? Like a SPWeb object. Or ...
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Why do companies do custom-development in SharePoint? Can you give me some use cases?

Can you give me some examples of what companies are custom-developing SharePoint for? I'm trying to see what are they trying to get that SharePoint doesn't offer (not talking about UI customization). ...
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Value does not fall within the expected range when iterating over all fields

I have a custom page that copies items from one list in one site to another, and its failing with the exception above. I tried checking the field using sharepoint manager but I didnt find anything ...
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How to register an ashx handler through sharepoint 2010 farm solution

I have a 3rd party control that i want to add to the web part. That 3rd party control uses a generic ASHX handler. I can always add the registration to the actual WFE web.config but it's a bit ...
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Adding description to sharepoint link URL using the C# CSOM

I'm currently adding the URL except the description is an ugly link. I would like to add the description to the URL in a links list on sharepoint online. My current code to add a new item from an ...
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How do I get the url for attachments on an SPListItem using C#?

I have an SPListItem for which I would like to get the urls of all its attachments. The urls will be used as part of my custom web part which has an SPList of SPListItem items.
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How to read a User field value for a list item

I've got a content type that contains a filed of the type user. When I want to read the ListItem I just get a string containing the users name instead of a object which contains Name, Username, E-Mail ...
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Custom Dialog Return Value

I have a custom page that I load in a SharePoint dialog. I call the javascript from an ASPX page, but when I close the dialog I want the javascript callback to "push" a value back to my ASPX page. Is ...
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Deploying a custom page under the Layout folder using a Feature

I have customized the "EditProfile.aspx" page and want to deploy it on the QA using a Feature, is it possible to deploy a page under the "_Layouts" folder using feature. Tried with the below Feature ...
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How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid in sharepoint 2007?

I want to develop a custom web part for SharePoint 2007. How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid? The grid view should be customizable, and should not adversely affect performance. ...
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RunWithElevatedPrivileges - Usage recommendations

I have a strong gut feeling that using SharePoint's RunWithElevatedPrivileges should be avoided like the plague, but need to convince some others as to exactly why. Here's what I have. Spawns a new ...
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Is there a way to display a warning message inside my enterprise wiki page layout , when the page status is Rejected

I am working on a publishing site collection using the Enterprise wiki template. Currently I got this behavior regarding the versioning setting. For the library I specify that the library content ...
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Sharepoint unit testing using fakes framework

I have an application which uploads a file to SharePoint via client object model. Now I need to write unit test cases for this application. The problem is, I how do I write test cases for the ...
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Event Receiver, Before and After properties

In an event receiver, Item Was Updated. I want to Compare the Moderation status on ListItems to perform some functionality.This is just some of the code. SPList list = web.Lists["DocLib"]; SPListItem ...
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How could I put a references of Ajax Control Toolkit in a GAC

How Could i put a references to the Gac. I want to putting a dll file to the AjaxControl Toolkit.
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Disposing of SPWeb object query

I'm trying to understanding the object clean up process. using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(siteUrl)) { SPWeb site = siteCollection.RootWeb; foreach (SPList list in site.Lists) { if ...
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Can not update Navigation programatically

I have following code var subWeb = newWeb.Webs.Add(subsite.Url, subsite.Title, subsite.Title, 1033, PublishTemplate, false, false); subWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; subWeb.Update(); PublishingWeb ...
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Changing the name of a sharepoint list programmaticaly

I'm trying to change the "name" of a sharepoint document library (not the title). I have found a way to do it from sharepoint designer: ...
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How do you organize your sharepoint developments?

I am starting to do a lot of sharepoint development lately, and some of the things that I have done and I dont like is to use sharepoint designer directly for things like pagelayouts, lists ...
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How to get the current site url in sharepoint

How to get the current site url in sharepoint, I am using SPContext.Current.Site.Url but this returns package site url, if i create a new site in existing site and activate my feature in it, and call ...
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Logging into SharePoint through C# programatically

I am trying to login programatically to a SharePoint app and get the HTML code of specific page within that website. Is there a way how I can do that programatically? I am having problems with the ...
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Deploying a Web Part to a single Site Collection using WSPBuilder

I am working with Visual Studio 2008 with the WSPBuilder add-in, and WSS 3.0. When I create a Web Part feature and deploy it to my SharePoint site, it is available to every site collection in the web ...
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Change default welcome page

How to do the following but with code? my page name is actnow.aspx click the "Site Actions" menu bar, select "Site Settings" and then click on "Modify All Site Settings". Under the "Look and Feel" ...
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SharePoint 2010 development practices

We are a group of ASP.NET developers who are new to SharePoint and we are starting fresh from SP 2010 with no prior experience with 2007. I am trying to figure out how to implement the SW development ...
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C# using REST to update a list item in an ASHX page

We have an existing ASHX page in our 2010 farm that users hit to pull in some RSS data. I'm wanting to do some tracking on the usage of this page. I don't want to IIS log parse for this so my thought ...
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Where to store data needed by a custom timer job?

I have a custom ribbon button in each document library and when a user clicks it, I'd like to store some library-related data (URL, id ...) in a way that would make it available to a custom timer job. ...
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CAML query for sharepoint list not working

I have a CAML query where I am getting records between a date range for a sharepoint 2010 list through an asmx web method call. It looks like this ...
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Custom Page Layout in Sharepoint 2013 Foundation

Sharepoint comes with a set of Text Layout Templates. How can I create my own custom Text Layouts under Sharepoint 2013 Foundation. What I'm trying to achieve is a shown below. PS: I do not have ...