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As you may already know and seen, there has been quite a lot of improvements to create or change UI elements from SharePoint 2013, especially UI objects of search. A topic that I wanted to blog about for quite some time now (first time I started this post was in April) will show you how...

 

The first thing you mostly did when branding a SharePoint 2010 site, was creating a search center were the top navigation was shown (because it used the minimal master page it was not visible). When you did this for the first time, it was quite some work and effort. In SharePoint 2013 this process is...

 

New SharePoint versions can be challenging, especially when it comes to branding your sites. When you are in a migration process like me, you will probably have to re-do the branding to support the new functionalities. Assuming that everything will work like before can be really disappointing. There are a lot of new functionalities, which...

 

Recently I was restyling the search results, and one of the expectations was to display a hyperlink to the site of origin of the result. Adding the site title of the returned results is very easy, this can be retrieved from the metadata property "SiteTitle". The web URL is a bit more difficult. My first...

 

A colleague discovered a layout problem when he was using the People Search Box Web Part outside a SharePoint Search Center. When you add the People Search Box Web Part to your page, the layout looks fine. The problem arises when you click on the Search Options link. As you can see, the property box...

 

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...