Archive for August 2018

 

Probably one of the most difficult things when working with application customizers is how it behaves while navigating. Modern sites have their own page navigation mechanism which provides a great user experience as the page does not require a full-page refresh. Only the things that are changed will get loaded/unloaded from the page.

 

Have you ever wondered what exactly determines in which language SharePoint will be loaded? In this article, I will explain what the flow is which determines the UI language. Site language settings It all starts with the supported languages on the site. You can check them out here: https:///_layouts/15/muisetng.aspx.

 

For Valo Intranet, we recently started using MkDocs (https://www.mkdocs.org/) for building our product documentation. The great part about MkDocs is that can generate a completely static HTML site based on Markdown files. This makes it easy to maintain and can live in a source-controlled environment. MkDocs is for example used in projects like Office 365 CLI, PnP SPFx React and Property controls for the documentation.

 

Version 1.7.0 of the SharePoint Framework React Controls (@pnp/spfx-controls-react) has been released. This is an open source library that shares a set of reusable React controls, which can be used in your SharePoint Framework solutions. This release includes the following changes: Enhancements PeoplePicker: added functionality to initialize the control with person(s) or group(s) #98 PeoplePicker: support for searching on contains #93 PeoplePicker: find user based on email address #95 Bundle size: statically reference Office UI Fabric components in the FieldRenderer controls #107 Fixes

 

Version 1.9.0 of the SharePoint Framework Property Controls (@pnp/spfx-property-controls) has been released. This is an open source library that shares a set of reusable property pane controls, which can be used in your SharePoint Framework solutions. This release includes the following changes: Enhancements PropertyFieldCollectionData: Added custom validation for string, number, icon, and URL field types #74 PropertyFieldCollectionData: Add an option to specify a default value #86 PropertyFieldCollectionData: override placeholder for the inputs #87 PropertyFieldCollectionData: Hide save button when “Add and save” is shown #88 Fixes

 

Beginning of August 2018 I released a new Visual Studio Code extension called the SPFx Task Runner. This extension lets you run your SharePoint Framework related gulp tasks by just a couple of mouse clicks. SPFx Task Runner Once you installed the extension you get a new SPFx task group in the Visual Studio Code context menu.