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.

Downgrade a SharePoint 2010 Visual Web Part to SharePoint 2007

July 27, 2011

When you need to downgrade/convert a SharePoint 2010 Visual Web Part to SharePoint 2007, you need to make the following changes to the user control to make it work for SharePoint 2007: In the Visual Web Parts User Control remove the following line: 1 <%@ Assembly Name="Microsoft.Web.CommandUI, Version=14.

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Change the Active Directory User Password Through SharePoint

July 12, 2011

Give the user control to manage their password through SharePoint. When you want to use form based authentication for SharePoint authentication, one of the requirements could be that users can change their passwords from within SharePoint. Because this functionality is not OOTB available, you will need to create a custom web part or application page for it.

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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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