SharePoint 2013

Do something after all refiners templates have completed rendering

January 22, 2016

If you created your own display templates, you most probably have used the AddPostRenderCallback function. The AddPostRenderCallback function allows you to execute code once the display template completed rendering and this function can be used in every template (control, item, …). Now when you are creating your own refiner display templates and want to do something once all the refiners are rendered, the first approach would be to create a AddPostRenderCallback function in the refinement control template.

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Allow empty search queries from your search box

November 5, 2015

This article explains a quick tip how you can allow empty search queries. This functionality is necessary when you have pages on which you configured the search web parts to use predefined queries in order to show results when the page gets loaded. Note: This could be either configured in the web part itself or via a result source.

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Getting past the CSWP item limit of 50 results

September 23, 2015

The search result web part and content by search web part share the same item result limit of a maximum of 50 items that can be shown. If you want to show more items, the only option you have out-of-the-box is using a control template that allows paging (like List with paging for the CSWP).

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People refinement made easy by adding profile pictures

September 14, 2015

In various SharePoint environments I see that clients mostly use the predefined refiners that you get from an out of the box search center. These refiners could of course help your users to find the right results, but they can always be made better. The author refiner for example can simply be more useful by adding the user his or her profile picture next to their name.

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Important managed properties for rendering people results

September 2, 2015

For a client, my colleague and I were creating a new “who is who” functionality on their intranet via a couple search web parts. In order to show the full profile of a user we created a new page with a content by search web part that showed a single user result.

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