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The process of developing software, including requirements gathering, solution design and analysis, implementation, testing, deployment, support and maintenance.

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SharePoint development past and "future": how to keep calm?

I'll do my best to not turn this question to an "opinion-based" one, but it's a great effort for me! SharePoint 2003: the story begins In the beginning (SharePoint 2003), we could develop ...
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List of SharePoint development tools [closed]

What tools do you consider essential in your SharePoint development toolkit? One answer per tool please so the community can vote!
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How to update custom master page and page layout, which is already deployed

I have a feature which deploying custom page layout. It's done by this code: <Module Name="MasterPageModule" Url ="_catalogs/masterpage"> <File Path="MasterPageModule\defaultTemplate.aspx" ...
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How can I make a SharePoint open source project at home?

I have an idea for a small SharePoint solution that can be quite useful, and I'm thinking about writing it in my spare time. How can I do it? This is a relatively small project, which I don't ...
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When to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb

I am a little confused on the pro's and con's of each. When is it good to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb, especially in the context of a using statement.
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How to get List by Url using SharePoint 2013 CSOM

SharePoint 2013 CSOM API contains the following methods for accessing List object: ListCollection.GetById method - returns the list with the specified list identifier ListCollection.GetByTitle method ...
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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 = '<div><strong>Test</...
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Find Document by GUID

I'm missing something that must be so simple that it's not even worth asking... but I have an object ID (GUID)... How do I figure out the document it points to? For example I have a GUID of 137DA01F-...
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How are you doing automated testing?

One area that I have always found a challenge is being able to get my automated builds (in whatever guise, MSBuild Nant etc) to deploy the created solution (WSP) to a remote machine, install and test ...
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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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Manage trust/add certificate

I try to add a certificate under "central administration>security>manage trust" but I always get the following error: The Root Certificate that was just selected is invalid. This may be ...
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Infrastructure knowledge for SharePoint developers

As a SharePoint developer I find that having a good understanding of the underlying infrastructure (such as Active Directory, DNS server, etc.) is very useful. I must say I'm not that good when it ...
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Getting my head round spsite vs spweb vs anything else

I am fairly new to Sharepoint development (But learning it rapidly due to some initiatives I have in place - not exams). Anyway, one of my biggest stumbling blocks is the naming convention for ...
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How to access my "Outgoing E-Mail Settings" from code?

Is it possible for me to pull the values that are in: Central Admin -> System Settings -> Configure outgoing e-mail settings from my code behind using the object model?
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change the default tile size in Sharepoint 2013

Hello, I create an app using the Promoted Links in Sharepoint 2013. I chose to do this because the feature has the awesome hover effect and is easy to customize the image. The issue is that I have ...
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Event Receiver Firing for all Lists - even when ListUrl is set

I have two custom list definitions - List 1 and List 2, both with different ID's for the Type in the elements.xml. List 1 is called 'List1' and the other is called 'List 2', note that the second list ...
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Safest way to get a date from Sharepoint into a C# datetime field, using object model?

If I have a Sharepoint list item with a date field. How can I get the field value populated into a c# datetime object? For example: DateTime validfrom = Convert.ToDateTime(item["validfrom"]); ...
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How to get current user with javascript?

I have a list . I want select items of list with a special quary.(get items that created with current user). Then get count of items. I use this code for get current user : function Initialize() { ...
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How do I connect with SharePoint Online Web Services in order to access list and taxonomy data?

I am using the SharePoint SOAP web services to try collecting list and taxonomy data from a site on SharePoint Online. The following code works nicely when connected to a standalone SharePoint farm. ...
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In which situation use SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges with superusertoken?

I have given read only permisisons to a group of users. So they have no access to see listitem or any list. I have create an application page with SPGridview which binds the listitems in question. ...
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When to use SPItem vs SPListItem

I am confused on when to use SPItem vs SPListItem—specifically when grabbing items from a document library. What are the benefits of each and downsides of each.
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How can I get the root site collection from SPContext.Current?

With SPContext.Current I can get the current site or current web. However, I would like to get the root site collection for my current web application. I know that I can get the web application from ...
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Create New SharePoint Group Programmatically

How can I create a new SharePoint group by code?
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Delegating/Forwarding SharePoint on-prem (ADFS) identity to call Exchange Online API

I have a SharePoint (2010) on-premises, plugged to an ADFS server. I deploy custom components (Web parts, _layouts pages) with custom code onto it. One of these components must access data stored ...
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The remote event receiver callout failed

I've created an AppEventReceiver for my High Trust Remote app, when I deploy the app through Visual Studio 2012 I get the following error The remote event receiver callout failed The HTTP request is ...
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ASP.Net WebPart or SharePoint WebPart

This is an almost religious question; what are your preferred base classes for building WebParts in SharePoint? Are you using the ASP.NET WebPart (System.Web.dll) or the SharePoint WebPart (Microsoft....
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What are good ways around the List View Threshold?

I'm trying to use data from a SharePoint list in SSRS (Reporting services). The report isn't too big - only a few dozens rows, but for each row I need to add data from a second list, which (currently) ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Invalid namespace

I am trying to test developing for SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 machine. I created a new empty SharePoint project, added a web part and deployed, which worked fine. When I try to run or deploy a ...
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What is the best way to determine if CurrentUser is System Account?

Traditionally I use: if (web.CurrentUser.Name == "System Account") Is there a possibility the System Account Name could be something other then "System Account". Is there a more reliable way to ...
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Automatically add pssnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell

I am developing in Sharepoint and I like more Windows Powershell than Sharepoint Management Shell. Every time I restart the development machine, I have to run Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint....
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Can't install Sharepoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7

I'd really like to prepare development environment for Sharepoint 2010. This is what I did: I installed Windows 7 x64 I installed VMWare Workstation Created a VM domain controller based on Windows ...
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How do you remove fields from a custom list in SharePoint that have been added via the 'Add from existing site columns' menu item?

I have a custom list, and I've added a 'Page Image' field by clicking on the 'Add from existing site columns' link on the Settings page for the list. I would now like to remove the field, but clicking ...
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“Best Practices” for SharePoint customizations/development to easily migrate to new SharePoint versions

Do you know of any documents that describe “best practices” for SharePoint customizations (especially custom developments) in order for these customizations/code (for example web parts, event ...
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Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013

I've been working on a SharePoint-hosted app for SharePoint 2013. In order to "extend the reach" of the app a bit, I've included a CustomAction that will add a button to each document library's ribbon ...
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How to retrieve Users and Groups seperately from a "Person or Group" column via C# code?

I have a field in the discussion list, which allows the initiator of the discussion to specify the people to share the discussion with. This field is typed as 'Person or Group' that allows selection ...
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CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin should be true but returns false

Why does CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin return false for a user that is listed in the site collection admin in SharePoint? I am building an Office 365 app that accesses SharePoint via the REST api. During ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': <nativehr>0x80070002</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I have a feature. On the FeatureActivated event I am creating a list if it is not there. I also have an EventReceiver that in the elements.xml on the Receivers node has the attribute ListUrl. This is ...
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How to use the patterns and practices

i have been looking around for how to use sharepoint patterns and practices on the pnp site. but it seems to me so broad and overwhelming i don't know how to use it. i can see so many projects there ...
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SharePoint 2013 email templates

I have a SharePoint 2013 instance that I would like to modify the default email template. I want to put my company's logo as a header and the company contact info as a footer on every email that is ...
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Client Object Model SystemUpdate

I need to have the SystemUpdate functionality from the Client Object Model. Is there any way I can do it since the ListItem.SystemUpdate() does not exist? Another solution would be to disable the ...
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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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Recommended resources for SharePoint Developer beginners

What resources would you recommend to someone who would like to learn and possibly become a SharePoint Developer?
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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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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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How to rename title column in Document Library using code?

Everybody loves renaming columns. The title column is a favorite of mine and I can't seem to rename it via code: SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("MyList"); Guid guid = new Guid("fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-...
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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 to prevent a SharePoint web part from being crawled

We have a custom web part for our SharePoint 2007 farm that calls a very large report (lots of views and stored procs being called) that is used on hundreds of pages on team sites and MySites. We get ...
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Can a CAML query find all documents that were ever modified by a specific user?

I'm trying to list all documents that were (ever) modified by a specific user, using a CAML query like this one: var query = new CamlQuery{ ViewXml = "<View Scope='Recursive'>" + "<...
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Filter out folders from a user alert against a list

I have created an alert for a user against a list (more specifically, a document library). I want the user to be notified of all changes regarding list items (documents) and not any sub folders. ...
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When to use VS 2010 vs. SP Designer for development

When do we use Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 web part development and when do we stick with Designer? Are there pros/cons? As a noob, it seems that for more robust, customized web parts, ...
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