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.

Quick Tip: Custom Action Tokens in SharePoint 2010 Designer

June 21, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Designer allows you to create custom actions for the SharePoint ribbon or the item context menu. Custom Actions in SharePoint Designer These custom actions can be used to start a workflow, navigate to a form, and navigate to a custom URL. Action Types For the last option you can make use of “Tokens”.

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Programmatically Setting the Fetched Properties to an Extended Search Core Result Web Part

May 26, 2011

This week I needed to extend the search core result web part to be able to do some custom filtering and search result styling. For the search result styling, additional fetched properties (columns) needed to be added programmatically to the Web Part properties. But every time I checked in the web part properties, these fetched properties were not added, and I end up with the default fetched properties.

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Quick Tip: Converting SharePoint 2010 Application Page to SharePoint 2007

May 10, 2011

When you need to convert an application page from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007, these are the steps that need to be done: Change the “SharePoint.WebControls” and the “SharePoint.Utilities” assemblies version numbers from “14.0.0.0” to “12.0.0.0”; Remove the “Microsoft.Web.CommandUI” assembly line: Assembly Reference to be removed Change the “DynamicMasterPageFile” attribute name to “MasterPageFile”, and replace the value with the following: MasterPageFile Attribute The result should be something like this:

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Pinning SharePoint 2010 Sites With IE9

April 11, 2011

Thanks to Katrien De Graeve for giving me the inspiration of this blog post. Last week on the HTML5 Web Camp session in Belgium, she talked about the site pinning functionality of IE9. She also recommended a jQuery plugin called ie9ify that makes site pinning integration much easier. The day after the session I started experimenting with the ie9ify plugin, and it was working as suspected.

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