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I am the “Lead Bitsmith” and owner of Bitstream Foundry, a software and custom development company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been developing software and crafting solutions for over two decades, and I’ve focused on Microsoft’s SharePoint platform since 2004. I possess a somewhat eclectic set of SharePoint skills that come from time spent in a diverse set of roles, including consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist. I am an author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at SharePoint conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. I can be reached through my blog (http://SharePointInterface.com) or Twitter (@spmcdonough).

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Jan
27
comment Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013
I agree wholeheartedly with Danny: awesome, awesome, AWESOME REPLY! I had no idea that something like this could be done! I verified this approach in my app with a deploy to Office 365 Preview, and it works like a charm! Having to Base64-encode images is a small pain, but knowing that I can deploy SharePoint-hosted apps without a dependency on an external server simply for images is tremendous. Thank you for the incredibly clever approach (and for encoding my images, too)!
Jan
27
comment Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013
Thanks for the reply, Jamie! This information is definitely good to know for autohosted and provider-hosted apps, and I wasn't aware that there were differences in processing for those apps vs. SharePoint-hosted apps.
Jan
17
comment Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013
It would seem that token processing should be possible within the Image32by32 and Image16by16 attributes based on this article from Chris Hopkins: blogs.msdn.com/b/chhopkin/archive/2012/08/20/… Even though I knew it wouldn't work, I inserted a ~site token in as the attribute value, and it appeared to successfully resolve to the host web site URL. Perhaps the new SharePoint 2013 tokens simply haven't been added yet?
Jan
17
comment Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013
Thanks, Bill, but unfortunately that doesn't work. Using relative references like Images\audiencetweets32.jpg will result in links resolving to the host web rather than the app web. That's the behavior I'd expect given that the custom action is being shown in the host web rather than the app web.
Sep
20
comment Include SPDatabase for Backup
To tell you the truth, I didn't even notice that SPDatabase already implemented IBackupRestore. Since it already does, and you have a default implementation for the interface, you may already be partway to your goal. The question, though, is what the default implementation for IBackupRestore looks like in SPDatabase. You might want to use something like Reflector to drill into SPDatabase to see how it implements IBackupRestore -- and determine if that implementation works for you. If not, then you'll be overriding with your own code (and the article covers that).