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Bil Simser is an independent Solutions Architect with over 15 years in software development. He has helped build many large-scale mission critical systems along the way. In his role as a mentor, he guides clients on how to implement development standards and guidelines, evaluates and recommends new tools and technologies, and helps teams and projects progress into the .NET world. Bil also has a special interest in coaching clients on Agile and General Software Development Best Practices.

Bil has been involved with Microsoft's .NET platform since the early betas and has a deep passion for good Architecture and Software Design. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, and computer game programming. Bil also runs several successful open-source projects. He contributes to the software development community, taking the time to review and edit SharePoint and Agile publications, and speak at user groups, code camps, and conferences, including TechEd, DevConnections, PDC, and DevTeach.

Bil has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2004 and a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau. Bil currently lives and works in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, daughter, a Beowulf cluster of computers, every gaming console known to man, and a small menagerie of animals.

Apr
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answered Can a list template include custom forms
Apr
27
comment fill a dropdown with data from a list using client object model
Agreed with Chris. If you're already creating a workflow in VS2010 then you have complete access to the server object model and don't need to do anything on the client side. The controls are all built server side so just read whatever data source you want (a SharePoint I would assume) and build the controls on the form in Visual Studio. Square pegs don't fit into round holes.
Apr
20
awarded  Self-Learner
Apr
20
comment How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
You can have the script in a separate file and pass the tokens to it. Writing up a blog post on this right now ;)
Apr
20
accepted How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
Apr
20
answered How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
Apr
14
awarded  Editor
Apr
14
revised SharePoint 2010 CSS Reference
Edited first sentence to reference Rajesh's answer
Apr
13
comment How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
No, this only gets you items if you select multiple items in the list. I'm looking for the current item that's shown in the DisplayForm.aspx popup when you click on an item. The .Selection property is null inside this dialog.
Apr
13
asked How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
Apr
13
awarded  Scholar
Apr
13
comment Buttons not appearing in custom ribbon group
Thanks omlin, I had to add both the scaling and a custom group template to get it to work.
Apr
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accepted Buttons not appearing in custom ribbon group
Apr
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awarded  Student
Apr
13
asked Buttons not appearing in custom ribbon group
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awarded  Critic
Apr
9
comment SharePoint 2010 CSS Reference
Nice. I wasn't aware of this. Good to know!
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Supporter
Apr
9
answered End user site backup