SharePoint: Creating Custom Administration Pages


In this post we are going to create a custom Administration Page and deploy it into the Application Management section of the Central Administration site. An administration page such as this is classed as a SharePoint application page and developing a custom administration page differs only slightly from developing a custom application page which you … Continue reading SharePoint: Creating Custom Administration Pages

SharePoint: Using the SharePoint Object Model with InfoPath Form Code Behind Part 3 of 2


Like the Spanish Inquisition, “Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency……” In part 1 of this 2 part series we created an InfoPath form which used the SharePoint Object Model in it’s code behind to create new Task list items. In part 2 of … Continue reading SharePoint: Using the SharePoint Object Model with InfoPath Form Code Behind Part 3 of 2

Data View Web Part: Simple Case XSLT View


The Data View Web Part is a very useful web part, especially as it allows you to easily customize the display using XLST. Below is some sample XSLT showing a very simple view of items in a document library. The view shows documents using the Title column and creates a clickable link to the document … Continue reading Data View Web Part: Simple Case XSLT View

SharePoint Site Definition Template Names


I’ve compiled a list of the template names of the most common OOTB Site Definitions. The list was generated by perusing the contents of the WEBTEMP files found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\1033\XML. STS#0 – Team Site STS#1 – Blank Site STS#2 – Document Workspace CMSPUBLISHING#0 – Publishing Site BLANKINTERNET#2 – Publishing Site … Continue reading SharePoint Site Definition Template Names

Creating a SharePoint List Template using a Feature


Building on the last post about creating a content type, in this post we’ll create a custom list template which uses that content type and deploy it using a feature. If you’ve ever taken a look at the schema definition file for a list template, you may baulk at it’s size and complexity, in fact … Continue reading Creating a SharePoint List Template using a Feature