Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

 

On SharePoint modern pages, you can set the focal point of the header image. Having this kind of control is excellent for creating compelling pages. Header image with focal point What if you also want to make use of the same focal point in your roll-ups? Luckily this is also possible, and it depends a bit on how you retrieve the data.

 

Version 1.16.0 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 FilePicker: Fixes for OneDrive CORS issues #407 ListItemPicker: added new control property filter #392 allowing to use context from any type of SPFx extensions: #419 Placeholder: remove unused and vendor specific CSS #426 Fixes

 

A couple of months ago, I moved a couple of my projects to make use of the library component in SharePoint Framework. The library component allows you to share common logic between your projects. Sharing code through your projects is having many benefits like smaller bundle sizes, more comfortable to fix bugs, no code duplication, …

 

Version 1.15.0 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: New control(s) FilePicker: New control added to the library #366 GridLayout: New control added to the library #350 Carousel: New control added to the library #227 Enhancements

 

Once again an article about navigation events. This time it has nothing to do with checks you need to implement to know when or to which page you navigated. This time it is about canceling/aborting API calls which your browser performs while navigating to another page. Most likely you can cancel these calls because they do no longer matter for the current page.

 

SharePoint Framework builds very fast on new projects, but once you start adding more components or functionality, the builds quickly get slower. In our codebase, we tried to split up projects as much as possible, so that fewer components need to be built during your development cycle. As much as it helps with some projects, we still have two slow projects.