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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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1answer
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Site Collection Web Analytics reports numbers are incorrect

We are experiencing problems with the reports from the site collection web analytics. We use SharePoint Server with FAST search on a public facing web site. Our SharePoint solution is only used for ...
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2answers
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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4answers
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Sharepoint multiple line of text char limit

I have created a custome list with a multiple line of text type column. When user enter value in this field in "add new item" form, I dont want user to enter more than 1000 chars. I am not able to ...
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Implement Interface in custom “Connected Web Part” to provide “Filter Values”

Question 1.1 What interface do I need to implement into my custom web part, to make it a provider for "filter values" for a normal XsltListViewWebPart? Answer - IWebPartParameters "XSLT List ...
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1answer
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Modification date gets updated when selecting/clicking a file

On our SharePoint site the modification date of files gets updated when it should not, when no changes to a file have been made. I have found two ways to reproduce this error: A document is opened ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: ...
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Contacts Web Database site in SharePoint Server

I created a site of type Contacts Web Database under a team site collection inorder to maintain some contacts. As soon as I created the Contacts Web Database site on the homepage under Address Book ...
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Sharepoint Lists vs. Sharepoint Libraries

Fundamentally, what is the difference between the two? I'm in the really early stages of working out what's what with sharepoint and I can't seem to tell the difference between the two.
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How can we use a different masterpage for annoymous and authenticated users?

Is there a way to load a different master page if I can identify the user to be annonymous?
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Read-only column in a SharePoint list

I want to create a read-only column in my "Request Approval" Nintex workflow task that I sent to the user. I did the following: Created a column in my list. Field name: “Guideline” In the default ...
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How to choose a development computer for a SP 2010 environment?

I'm looking for a descent development computer that targets SharePoint 2010. The computer must be a laptop and does not have to rely on a domain controller (or at least not all the time). What are ...
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What exactly is SharePoint?

What is SharePoint anyway? What's the difference between SharePoint and Dropbox or SkyDrive for example? They all share files. Why should anyone use SharePoint instead of SkyDrive or Dropbox?
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How to make a filtered lookup field

I have a list of departments. This list will change over time adding new departments and "deactivating" others (because of structural changes). I would like to use this list as a look-up for other ...
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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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What are the benefits of grabbing a list by Guid compared to any other way

I know its always best to access a list by its Guid since it won't ever change, compared to accessing a list by Title or Url, but what are the other benefits of grabbing a list by the Guid? There ...
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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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Disposing and Closing SPWeb objects

I have used something like using (SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context)) but while deploying the project it shows an error. While trying to figure out the cause I came across an msdn ...
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3answers
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How to find all documents of a certain content type?

I have an content type I would like to delete, but when I try I get an error message saying that it is still in use. Is there a way that I can find all documents that are still using that content ...
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How to remove orphaned features

I found some orphaned features under "_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site" but they do not show up when I list them up with powershell (get-spgetfeature -site url). They are not in 14 hive and ...
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7answers
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User with Full Control Permission is getting Access Denied Message

The user who's responsibility it is to build up and maintain our training portal is receiving the "Access Denied" message when she tries to edit her page. Her permission level is "Full Control". I ...
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6answers
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What are the standard URL suffix views that every SharePoint professional should know?

There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as {PageUrl}?contents=1 for web part maintenance and {PageUrl}_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx for ...
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2answers
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Pass parameters in ExecuteOrDelayuntilScriptLoaded in Javascript client Object model

I have written a javascript client-object model code and I am calling it through the below line code from content editor webpart: ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getWebSiteData(sys), "sp.js");// ...
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Add huge number of folders

Is there any tips for programatically adding and managing the huge number of folders in document library? In my scenario, a document library has 3 hierarchies and each hierarchies contains 50 - 100 ...
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How to create DEVELOPMENT, UAT & PRODUCTION environment in SharePoint 2010

I just started digging sharepoint 2010. To get a clear picture of sharepoint environment my question is. In my office I have given a single Quad core machine and being told to get expertise on ...
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6answers
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Why would a site admin or designer use a Web Part Page instead of a new sub-site/sub-site collection?

I am a site owner, and up until now, I have always created sub-sites instead of using basic pages or Web Part pages. I would like to understand what advantages Web Part Pages have over just adding a ...
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3answers
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Event handler vs. event receiver

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms453149.aspx says To create the event handler 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. 2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project. 3. In Project ...
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1answer
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Where is Package menu item in Visual Studio 2012

I'm using visual studio 2012 for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions, back in vs2010 there was a menu item names "Package" so I can get the package without deploying it and I noticed it's disappeared ...
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6answers
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Add jQuery in Sandbox mode (Office 365)

What would be the best approach in using/including jQuery in Office 365? Should I just use google CDN or is it possible to deploy the jQuery file to the server? Is there any good articles/resources ...
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2answers
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How can I export a schema.xml file for a list from a SharePoint site?

I've been troubleshooting my schema.xml file for a list definition and getting more and more frustrated. So I thought, "Hey, I'll just get it to look right in the UI and then export that and compare ...
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3answers
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Show custom action in ribbon for only one list

Does anyone knows how to show a custom action in the ribbon for only one list? At this moment I've got multiple custom lists, but my button is added on all of them. I only want to show it on one ...
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4answers
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Replace the Default Page in a SharePoint WebSite

I have been asked to programmatically do the following in a SharePoint 2007 team site collection: Create a website using the OOTB blank site template. (Please note, for project specific reasons, we ...
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4answers
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What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, WebApplication refer to in the SharePoint API?

I'm sorry for dumb question but I am very new to Sharepoint 2010 and something is not clear to me. What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, and WebApplication mean? I pretty much understand Farm and Site, ...
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Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?

Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?
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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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2answers
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SPWeb being closed when getting list by powershell. What's wrong?

When I run this little piece of powershell code: $w = Get-SPWeb http://localhost $l = $w.List["some list"] I get Unexpected error message to my Sharepoint ULS log Detected use of SPRequest for ...
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3answers
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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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Why does the scrollbar for Chrome users hide sometimes?

We're building a SP2010 SP1 site. For users on Chrome, sometimes the scrollbar doesn't display. The user has to refresh 1-10 times until the scrollbar appears. Why does Chrome have trouble ...
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SharePoint 2010 custom 401 error page on authenticated site

I'm trying to create a custom 401 error page for my site. The setup is a SharePoint 2010 enterprise site with subwebs. The entire solution requires authentication (no anonymous access). I've tried ...
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Why doesn't clicking New Document save back to the document library?

I'm watching a course on SharePoint Foundation 2010 Fundamentals. In it a document library is created a couple of columns are added, then when New Document is selected from the ribbon, Office opens ...
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How to disable launch modal dialog in list definition schema.xml?

I have a sharepoint 2010 site template. The site template activates a feature that deploys several lists. Some lists need to open the new/edit/display forms in full page mode. Is there a way to ...
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9answers
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SPSite - The Web application at <address> could not be found

I'm trying to use SP 2010 site from a web application and when I create a new instance of SPSite I get this error: The Web application at could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL ...
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How to delete the undeletable list

Somehow a developer has managed to royally screw up a site collection. The site collection has the Publishing Feature enabled and it's working fine. A botched migration from 2007 to 2010 has caused ...
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1answer
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How do I show a loading div when opening a modal dialog from a CustomAction?

I have created a new CustomAction which is a new item (link) in Site Actions menu. When you click it, it opens a modal page (aspx). Everything works fine, but it takes about 3 seconds to open the ...
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Web scoped Timer Job

Could you help me understand the SharePoint timer job? The issue is simple. I should implement a page and put it to the layout folder (the page should be accessible from any web). This page should ...
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6answers
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How do I deploy the new version of a webpart?

As stated here (and as i checked), to upload a new version of an installed webpart, uninstalling the assembly from the GAC and installing the new version would suffice. I've tried it and it worked. ...
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2answers
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How can I display a message on a list item when within X days of a date?

I'm using SharePoint 2010 and I'd like to create a column in Task List that will display a message (not generate an email: just display a field text) such as "URGENT" or "Almost Due" when the date is ...
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How do I customize a workflow task form?

I am trying to edit the form that appears when I edit one of my tasks in SharePoint 2010. I currently have a Workflow with an approval process. I believe I can get to the relevent form for my ...
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5answers
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Add Document Library XsltListViewWebPart using CSOM or web services

How to add a document library XsltListViewWebPart (or list view web part) on page using CSOM with SP2013 when we do not want to use the in-built view with "Name, Modified, Modified By" fields? Custom ...
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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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