Office Development MVP / VS Code & 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.

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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Quiescing a SharePoint 2010 Farm as in SharePoint 2007

April 5, 2011

In SharePoint 2007 you had the ability to quiesce the farm inside central administration. This ability is not implemented in SharePoint 2010, you need to use the STSADM command to achieve this. 1 stsadm -o quiescefarm -maxduration minutes But, I have done some research and development to achieve the same as in SharePoint 2007.

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SharePoint Designer Workflow Action: Retrieve the File Extension

March 30, 2011

This week I was a experimenting with creating SharePoint Designer workflows. After some time I noticed that it was not possible to retrieve the file extension in a SPD Reusable Workflow. Because this is a very useful action, I am going to explain it in this blog post on how to create a SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow Action.

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