Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

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

Speed up SharePoint Framework builds with WSL 2

September 18, 2019

SharePoint Framework builds very fast on new projects, but once you start adding more components or functionality, the builds quickly get slower. In our codebase, we tried to split up projects as much as possible, so that fewer components need to be built during your development cycle. As much as it helps with some projects, we still have two slow projects.

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Handling page creation events in your SPFx application customizer

September 11, 2019

Some time ago I wrote about things to check in your SharePoint Framework application customizer for making sure it behaves correctly on navigation events. This included checks to see if you navigated to another page, different hub site and site with another language. In most cases, these are the checks that you want to put in place, to make sure that your application customizer renders the right data after a navigation event.

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Using the SFPx library component for simplifying the localization experience

September 6, 2019

One of the things hardest things when creating and maintaining a product is localization. It requires a lot of testing, validation and follow-up. In SharePoint Framework projects it is no different, maybe even a bit harder, as the localization files are created per component. This means that you might have to take care of duplicate localization keys and labels.

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The challenges of migrating my Wordpress site to Hugo

August 29, 2019

After almost three years, I finally made my over to a static site generated by Hugo. From the moment I started blogging in 2010, I used Wordpress. Wordpress was the best option back then. As the hosting company which I used only supported PHP, and I also got into coding by learning PHP when I was a student.

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Homepages on Sharepoint all share the same unique ID

August 26, 2019

It appears that some time ago (weeks/months), the unique ID of a SharePoint homepage is not unique anymore and is shared with other homepages pages in your environment. The problem occurs when creating new SharePoint sites. Once the site has been created, it will most likely share the same ID with a couple of other homepages.

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