Javascript is a dynamic computer programming language, most commonly used as part of web browsers, whose implementations allow client-side scripts to interact with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and alter the document content that is displayed.

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How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?

There's all kinds of ECMAScript class library examples around but all of the ones I find show how to retrieve all list items (through SP.ClientContent) but how do you get the current list item? I'm ...
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How do I know if the page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript?

Is there a way to find out if a page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript? I know in on the server-side can be found using SPContext.Current.FormContext.FormMode but I can't find any means of doing it ...
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Change Sharepoint language with a link?

Is there a way to get the language-switch control as static link in the pagelayout? I want my users to switch between German and English with a single click. Sorry guys, found a solution :D ...
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Cannot add custom web part to page using the JS OM

I'm trying to add a custom web part (that is one I have written myself) using the new Javascipt OM available with SharePoint 2010. My solution is also running within the Sandbox. I have it working ...
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SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog using the html option

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff410058.aspx says that you can use the option html to display html text in a modal. I have a string like this; var html = ...
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color code in sharepoint calendar

I have sharepoint calendar and I want the entries to be in color based on status. If user add one entry and status is initially pending then that task would be in green, later it get changed to 'in ...
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Grab a specific property bag using ECMA script

I am trying to grab a key/value pair from a specific property bag but can't find any documentation or example code on how to grab a property bag. Currently I can only seem to grab allProperties. Here ...
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How to log off user from SharePoint site, if the user has been inactive for 20 minutes

How to log off the SharePoint site, if the user is has been inactive for for 20 minutes? Do I need to redirect user to logout page? How would I count the idle time?
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Why does having `windows.onload` break page editing?

This is related to an earlier question that I posted: Can't edit page after adding custom web part! Basically, I have created a web part with some javascript. When I add this web part to a ...
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Programmatically add JS/CSS to pages

I've created a Visual Studio SharePoint 2010 solution with an ASCX that adds some JavaScript files and CSS to the head of each page; this is based on this article. When I deploy the solution, it adds ...
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Get the current UI language with ECMAScript

Is it possible to get the display language from within ECMAScript? Similar to http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/3129/get-the-current-ui-language-from-a-webpart, I'd like to get the user's ...
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Has anyone optimized the front-end (css/javascript files) of a SharePoint site

So it seems to be that Sharepoint's front-end optimization is non-existant. For example, http://dfs.us.dell.com/Pages/DFSHomePage.aspx, according to YSlow, is serving up 14 separate JavaScript files, ...
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SharePoint 2013 hide elements (in body area ) when ribbon is expanded / ribbon is in use

Is there a css class/id in SharePoint 2013 that hide elements when the ribbon is in use? I've got some elements that I don't want to show when the user's in edit mode! In the picture below you can ...
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SP.SOD how to use correctly?

SP.SOD is a nice feature of SharePoint, but how should I use it? For example, I use these lines of code ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function () { //code }, "custom.js"); If I understand ...
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Detecting browser and replacing web part?

I have a video I want to display on my SharePoint 2010 public facing site and at the moment I am using Silverlight, however, I would like to replace this with flash (youtube actually) if the users are ...
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How to get all items in a View using Client Object Model (JavaScript)

To get all the items in a List you use // Setup context & load web context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); web = context.get_web(); context.load(web); // Load task list this.List = ...
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Site Assets vs. Style Library

I usually store my JavaScript/jQuery files in the Site Assets library, but I see on forums that others are using the Style Library. What are the respective benefits of each?
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“a is null” error in vanilla SP2010 install

I'm setting up an SP2010 VM for dev testing purposes. Our vanilla install has no other components present and is throwing JS errors in Chrome and Firefox. In Firefox (v13): a is null ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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Passing args to QuickLinksDialog with JS

I have a small button on a site which when i press should start a QuickLinksDialog and fill in some of the fields there. Everything goes good and well except the fields (like: title and url) still ...
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How can I disable the Document Library drag and drop function?

Before I start - I'm new to this SharePoint development lark and am slowly familiarising myself with it. We're using SharePoint online and I have amended the SharePoint out-of-the-box document ...
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How can I use the SharePoint Javascript Object Model from a plain HTML page?

I would like to use the SharePoint Javascript Object Model from a "plain" html page (ie, not an .aspx application page etc.) Is this even possible? If so, what scripts should I reference? I've added ...
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What does ULSxSy:; do in SharePoint JS files?

So I was going through init.js and sp.js and found out that nearly all of the SharePoint OOB JS functions start with the following line: "ULSxSy:;" For example: function ctxInitItemState(ctxCur) ...
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How to avoid caching issue when using custom JavaScript and CSS deployed under _layouts?

On our farm, I'm deploying some JavaScript and CSS files under the _layouts folder. I'm then referencing them, where it's required using a <SharePoint:ScriptLink> or a ...
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Get a value included from a lookup column using the JavaScript Client Object Model

Related: How to retrieve a ListItem using the Javascript Client Object Model? In my previous question I was able to successfully retrieve a basic value from a list item. My problem is that I am now ...
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How to access a Web application/Farm level property bag via jQuery/Javascript/ClientContext

It it possible to access the Web application/Farm level property bag using jQuery/Javscript/ClientContext? If not, then what are the possible alternatives to access Web Application Farm level property ...
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How to get a list of all Choice field options using Client Object Model

How would you get a list of all the possible choices from a choice field (e.g. Task list Priority or Status fields) using javascript client object model?
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Can't upload a non-text file to SharePoint App via REST API

I am using the following REST code to add a file as an attachment to a SharePoint 2013 list item. <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:ScriptLink ...
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JavaScript Client Object Model functionality to get all the non hidden lists of current web and listing them

We have requirement to get all the non hidden lists of current web using JavaScript Client Object Model(JSOM). I have tried the below code but failed to get the desired result. function ...
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How do you stop scroll position maintained after postback on lists?

I have a list with paging enabled and a page size of 10. When you scroll to the bottom of the page hit the next button in the list the page redirects to itself with different querystring parameters ...
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Adding ScriptLink for js file to my Visual Webpart causes error: “Cannot make a cache safe URL for…”

Full error: Cannot make a cache safe URL for "sprocketcomplete/layouts/sprocketcomplete/js/sprocketcomplete.js", file not found. Please verify that the file exists under the layouts ...
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Replace semicolon delimiter in a Lookup column on the list view

When selecting multiple values, the data is separated with semicolons. When many values are selected it starts looking cluttered. Is there any way to have each value on a new line? For example, ...
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How do I trigger the default form validation without submitting the form

I'm customizing the NewForm of a list item and need to trigger the default form validation from my JavaScript, but I don't want the form to be submitted, since I'm doing that in a callback later on. ...
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How to get the ID of the list item just inserted using ecmascript

I am stuck at a place where I have to update a list which has a Lookup column. For example I am using this code to update my normal list var clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current(); ...
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the property or field has not been initialized. It has not been requested or the request has not been executed. It may need to be explicitly requested

The below question was based on this article: http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2011/09/10/get-all-folders-using-ecmascriptjavascript-client-object-model-sharepoint-2010/ I think the author there ...
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ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded too slow in Firefox and Chrome

I want to use CSOM but waiting around 2 or 3 seconds after page load before I can even do my first query is crazy! See below. Using jQuery dom ready shows a reasonable ready time, but SP.ClientContext ...
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Create a Document Library Item base on a ContentType with JavaScript Object Model (JSOM)

I'm trying to create a new item in my Entreprise Wiki Pages Document Library. It's associated with a News Content type. I was able to retrieve the SP.List object (myList), the SP.ContentType object ...
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Disable ECB flyout menu in Sharepoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduced a new flyout on list items instead of a drop-down context menu. When you click the 3 dots next to a list item or document, you get the flyout. You then have to click the 3 ...
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Get Site Collection full URL using javascript

I want to get the URL for my site collection. One way I thought I could do it was using the window.location in javascript and getting it that way. I know that you can use ECMA script and the client ...
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Can I tell what version of SharePoint is being used from JavaScript?

I have some static JavaScript being rendered to a page and would like it to behave differently if the version of SharePoint it is being displayed by is 2013. Can I tell what version of SharePoint is ...
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Javascript to display sharepoint list items on page load

With Client Object Model API and a bit of javascript, I want to retrieve the items of a sharepoint list and display them into the web page, when the web page loads. I've successfully implemented ...
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What is the proper way to add jQuery to a MasterPage?

Currently I am using this method in the header: <script src="/_layouts/MNCAssets/scripts/jquery-1.5.1.min.js"></script> But for some reason, my webparts that use jQuery don't appear to ...
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How do I determine a user's SharePoint group membership using the client object model?

I want to redirect users from a landing page to another page in SharePoint 2010, based on their group membership. I need to do this using JavaScript (ECMAScript) and not server side code.
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how to set list alert using javascript in sharepoint 2010?

I need to set a list alert for current (logged in) user using javascript. var currentcontext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var currentweb = currentcontext.get_web(); ...
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How to access list in SharePoint Hosted App?

I want to create an Sharepoint hosted app but how to access list in these App ??
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How to return a value using context.executeQueryAsync?

How can I get this function to return the value? In all the examples I have seen, folks use an alert in the delegate functions, but I need to return the value instead. When I call the function, it ...
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moveTo and moving documents from one library to another

I have followed and successfully implemented the excellent article: SharePoint 2010 ECMAscript – Copy\Move files to another document library – Part 2 located at: ...
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Context Menus - Send To not working in IE9

I have a document center with a custom master page. The page is designed with IE9/HTML5/CSS3 in mind. In my other question, I worked out how to fix the IM Presence icons by fixing some core ...
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Get list by Internal Name using ECMAScript / JavaScript Object Model

How can I load items from a list using its InternalName? As far as I know I can get it using either Id or Title like the following: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext('/News/'); var web = ...
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How to retrieve distinct values with JavaScript Client Object Model

How can you get distinct values from a SharePoint List column using JavaScript without a huge performance hit? A simple example would be appreciated :)