Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

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

#DevHack: Open custom VSCode WebView panel and focus input

December 10, 2020

For the last two weeks, I have been working on my FrontMatter extension for Visual Studio Code. This extension helps others and myself make it easier to manage their static markdown pages' metadata. Some time ago, I received the question to enhance the tag and category experience. As when you have many tags or categories, it is not optimal to use the selectors/pickers VSCode provides you.

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Be aware adding extensions to SharePoint Content Type Hub

December 7, 2020

For one of our clients, we had a Microsoft support case open for a long time. On the client, its tenant, every time they created a new site collection, our Valo application customizers appeared automatically. Most of the time, this happened between 5-60 minutes. Internally in our Valo codebase, we do not have anything which triggers this automation.

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Five tips to make you a better presenter at virtual events

December 4, 2020

I love presenting on a stage. I love to engage with people, have an audience in front of me. So you think that presenting virtually would be no big deal. Actually, it is a big deal. One of the things I miss the most is the engagement with the audience. The feeling you talk to only yourself.

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#DevHack: Dismiss messaging extension dialog in MS Teams

November 27, 2020

Currently, I am developing my first “real” Microsoft Teams app with SharePoint Framework. In this app, I am making use of the new messaging extension capability. Info what are messaging extensions? While developing a form in my extension, I wanted to cancel and submit a button. When I started implementing the cancel button, its onClick event, I was lost in how to close the dialog.

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#DevHack: Optimizing initial load JS from Next.js

November 27, 2020

Now that my PimpYourOwnBike website has launched. I started looking at where I can do some optimizations. When looking at the Next.js build output, I spotted a red number in the First Load JS section. First load JS too big That would be the first thing on my list to optimize, getting this number from red to green.

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#DevHack: Create SharePoint library with the Microsoft Graph

November 26, 2020

When you are reading this, you are looking to create a SharePoint library from the Microsoft Graph. It is straightforward but a bit confusing because you will have to use the lists endpoint. When you are a SharePoint developer, we all learned that a list is not the same as a library, and lists get created under the /lists/ URL path.

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