Tag: Development

 

Last year I already wrote an article about how you could implement visual UI tests for your SharePoint solutions by using Puppeteer in combination with Jest. I still use these tools for setting up various UI tests in our products, but a couple of months ago, a tool called Cypress caught my attention.

 

On SharePoint modern pages, you can set the focal point of the header image. Having this kind of control is excellent for creating compelling pages. Header image with focal point What if you also want to make use of the same focal point in your roll-ups? Luckily this is also possible, and it depends a bit on how you retrieve the data.

 

A couple of months ago, I moved a couple of my projects to make use of the library component in SharePoint Framework. The library component allows you to share common logic between your projects. Sharing code through your projects is having many benefits like smaller bundle sizes, more comfortable to fix bugs, no code duplication, …

 

Once again an article about navigation events. This time it has nothing to do with checks you need to implement to know when or to which page you navigated. This time it is about canceling/aborting API calls which your browser performs while navigating to another page. Most likely you can cancel these calls because they do no longer matter for the current page.

 

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.

 

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.