Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

User Cannot be Found When Opening List/Library Settings or Workflow Settings

August 16, 2011

Since a couple of months I have encountered the User cannot be found error a few times when accessing the List Settings or Library Settings. User cannot be found In my case I encountered this error in the following scenarios: After switching the web application to Claims-based authentication; After migrating some sites to another SharePoint farm.

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How to Display the Site Title and Site URL in Search Results

August 3, 2011

Recently I was restyling the search results, and one of the expectations was to display a hyperlink to the site of origin of the result. Adding the site title of the returned results is very easy, this can be retrieved from the metadata property “SiteTitle”. The web URL is a bit more difficult.

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Quick Tip: VSTO Retrieve The SharePoint File Location

August 1, 2011

Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) can be used to develop add-ins (and more) for an Office application. In combination with the SharePoint Client Object Model, it could be used to retrieve additional information from a SharePoint site were the file is located. You always need to specify a site URL when using the SharePoint Client Object Model.

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Bug With SharePoint 2010 XSLT DateFormat Function

July 29, 2011

Yesterday I found out that there is a problem/bug using the XSLT ddwrt:DateFormat function. The problem/bug occurs when the regional settings is not set to English (United States). When a day got the value between 1 and 12, the ddwrt:DateFormat function will recognize this as the month. The month value will be used as the day.

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