Gotcha When Using the SharePoint Link to a Document Content Type


The “Link to a Document” content type in SharePoint allows you to add URL links to a Document Library, much like you would with a Links List, but in this case you can add a Link item to a document library without having to add a document. The “Link to a Document” content type is … Continue reading Gotcha When Using the SharePoint Link to a Document Content Type

Customizing SharePoint List Forms with Content Type Rendering Templates .


Recently I developed a solution for a client, which centred around a list which managed gift registration data. The client wanted some expressive labels next to the field controls, to provide guidance on how to fill-in each field; Field Descriptions I showed the client how field descriptions would appear underneath the field controls, but what … Continue reading Customizing SharePoint List Forms with Content Type Rendering Templates .

Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 2


Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 1. Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 2. In this post we’ll provision a content type with a document template using a feature. To create the feature we’ll use Visual Studio and WSPBuilder, and we’re … Continue reading Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 2

Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 1


Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 1. Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 2. Provisioning a SharePoint Content Type using a feature is straightforward enough, whats not so well documented is configuring the content type to have a custom document template. … Continue reading Provision a Content Type with a Document Template using a Feature – Part 1

6 Part Series: Customizing the User Experience of SharePoint


There is a great 6 part series on customizing the user experience by Bjørn Furuknap on SharePoint magazine. The series covers the following topics; Part 1: Overview of the default SharePoint interface from a technical point of view In the first article we will look at how the default SharePoint interface is built. We will look at … Continue reading 6 Part Series: Customizing the User Experience of SharePoint

High CPU Utilization by W3WP.EXE when Deploying Feature based SharePoint Content-Types


I’m developing some Site Columns, Content Types and List Templates and packaging them into a feature for deployment. All is well, the feature deploys and activates just fine, but when I click on the Content Types link under Galleries in Site Settings (http://…../_layouts/mngctype.aspx) the browser just chokes and sits there all day. Everything else slows down … Continue reading High CPU Utilization by W3WP.EXE when Deploying Feature based SharePoint Content-Types