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.

Data View Web Part: Create a Google Chart With XSLT

March 7, 2012

In this post I will explain how you could create a Google Pie Chart with the use of XSLT. The data that I am going to visualize are the tasks statuses, so that you get an overview of all the tasks. The pie chart that will be used is the following: Pie Chart.

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Fix: Open in New Tab not Available in the Right-Click menu of Internet Explorer

February 13, 2012

This week a client made me aware that links in the top navigation and in the quick launch (from SharePoint 2010) cannot be opened in a new tab from the Right-Click menu of Internet Explorer. If you try to do it, the option is not available. Right-Click menu If you do it on a regular link, you should get the following Right-Click menu.

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Reuse Page Ribbon Actions (PageStateCommands) Outside the Ribbon

January 24, 2012

This week I searched for a solution to reuse the page action buttons from the ribbon (Edit Page, Check In, Publish) in a page layout. It was a request of a client that wanted to make the page actions available on the page itself, so that it simplifies the creation/editing/publication process for the users.

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Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 3

January 11, 2012

In the previous parts I told you how you could enable the reorder functionality and create a custom reorder action in the ribbon. In this blog post I will cover how you could open the reorder page in a SharePoint dialog window. Everywhere in SharePoint you got dialog windows. So it would be much cleaner to modify the custom action to also use a dialog box.

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Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 2

January 9, 2012

In Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 1 I wrote how you could enable the order field on other lists. In this blog post I will cover how you could create a custom action to reorder the list items. Add a Custom Reorder Action to the List Open your site in SharePoint Designer 2010; Navigate to your list settings page in SharePoint Designer; List Settings in SharePoint Designer Under the List Settings tab, click Custom Action -> View Ribbon; Custom Action - View Ribbon In the Name textbox, fill in: Change Item Order; Select Navigate to URL under the action type, and fill in the following URL value: ~site/_layouts/Reorder.

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Order List Items Like in a Meeting Workspace: Part 1

January 3, 2012

As you may or may not know, there is functionality in the Meeting Workspaces to reorder the discussion points on the agenda. This functionality enables you to change the order of the discussion points, but you can also enable this functionality on other lists. It requires some manual steps which are explained in this blog post.

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