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Along with acting as VP of BIWUG (Belgian Information Worker User Group), Elio is a Lead DevTools Engineer for RapidAPI on an independent contractor basis and has launched his own consulting company, Struyf Consulting.

Quick Tip: VSTO Retrieve The SharePoint File Location

August 1, 2011

Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) can be used to develop add-ins (and more) for an Office application. In combination with the SharePoint Client Object Model, it could be used to retrieve additional information from a SharePoint site were the file is located. You always need to specify a site URL when using the SharePoint Client Object Model.

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Bug With SharePoint 2010 XSLT DateFormat Function

July 29, 2011

Yesterday I found out that there is a problem/bug using the XSLT ddwrt:DateFormat function. The problem/bug occurs when the regional settings is not set to English (United States). When a day got the value between 1 and 12, the ddwrt:DateFormat function will recognize this as the month. The month value will be used as the day.

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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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