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This section contains a collection of Tips and tricks related to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 and related technologies.
SharePoint Tips and Tricks
Python, which doesn’t require much of introduction as it is one of the more powerful language which can be used for both device level programming to modern web application ...read more
Category :   Python

Although SAP suggests Eclipse to develop SAP UI 5 aka Open UI 5 applications, you can develop your SAP UI 5 applications in Visual Studio or any other environment that supports JavaScript ...read more
Category :   SAP UI5, Open UI5

This repeated notification of system cannot find the drive specified would be thrown if you install the SharePoint 2013 pre-requisites by mounting an ISO file from the local file system ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013

This error, Failed to extract the cab file in the solution , will be thrown while deploying a WSP in SharePoint , if that WSP contains any files with special characters that are not accepted by SharePoint in its file name ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013

If your guest OS is Windows 2012 and you have installed the Virtual box guest additions for Virtual box version 4.2.16, then you can expect a crash or freeze of your guest OS. This is due to Windows 8 video driver which comes as a part of Virtual box guest addition ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013

Use the bellow code to set a content type as a default content type for a SharePoint List. This code simply re-orders the sequence of content type by removing it the from the current index and inserting it again as the first element ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013

The below code enables you to add specific SharePoint role permission to a role definition. A set of predefined SharePoint groups will be automatically created in a SharePoint site while its created ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013

Call the below mentioned function in Page Load function of the Web part to hide the ribbon row of the page if shown in pop up. This piece of code injects a css into the page to hide the ribbon row based on the way the page is displayed to the user ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

An extra padding of 20 pixel is included by default in SharePoint 2013 for every webpart. This may be inconvenient depending on the scenario how you are displaying the content in your Visual WebPart ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

Microsoft has released more than 100 sample apps for SharePoint in its MSDN site. This list is been constantly updated with more sample apps targeted towards REST API, CSOM, JSOM, BCS etc ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

CAML query is used to retrieve data from SharePoint lists. To perform a filter based on Person or User Group or a specific user id follow any of the below approach ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

Since there is no Manage Feature option available in public facing site of Office 365, this list will help you to identify the features that are activated by default in Site and Site Collection level ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

In the conventional SharePoint 2013 or 2010 farm solution model accepts ImageFieldValue for parsing Image tag. But this approach does not work out for Sandboxed solution ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

This error System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the expected range with exception message Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFieldMap.GetColumnNumber(String strFieldName, Boolean bThrow) is due to throttling limit set at List View Lookup Threshold settings in WebApplication ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

Step by step tutorial to create twitter timeline widget based on API version 1.1 ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

Follow the bellow steps to create Access Token and Secret, Consumer Key and Secret for a Twitter Account ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

Follow the below steps to share the internet connection from a data card connected in the host operation to a guest operating system in Oracle Virtual Box. This method can also be used to share internet from Wi-Fi or LAN connection available in host operation system ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

Sharing folders in virtual box is simple and straight forward. There is a separate tab called as Shared Folders in Settings window, which allows you to share any folder from host machine to guest machine ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

Enabling dual or multi monitor support in Virtual Box is very easy. This requires a change in display settings of Virtual machine. ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

This extension method helps you to clear / Delete all rows in a SharePoint List. This code can be used in both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 ...read more
Category :   SharePoint Tips

If something doesn't work as expected in SharePoint 2013 Preview, check out the known issues and bug list for SharePoint 2013 Preview before spending time on trying to identify and fix the issue ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Preview Tips

While performing very long operation in SharePoint 2013 / 2010 or earlier version, a request time out error will be thrown if it takes more time. Now we can see how to avoid this error by using SPLongOperation class available in SharePoint ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

To read credentials from Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint requires reference to Microsoft.BusinessData.dll, Microsoft.SharePoint.dll, and System.Web.dll. ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

While you read the Lookup fields value via object model code in SharePoint it includes #; delimiter to separate each and every look up item ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

This power shell script allows you to download the wsp that you have deployed in a SharePoint farm ...read more
Category :   SharePoint Tips

Use the following code snippet to combine URLs in SharePoint ...read more
Category :   SharePoint Tips

View the entire list of Visual Studio 2012 short cut keys that are available for Designers, Editors, Data, File and Project Operations, Window Management, Tool Windows, Debugging, Testing and Integrated help. ...read more
Category :   General Programming Tips

SharePoint 2013 URLs and SharePoint 2013 Napa Apps URLs accepts different tokens while parsing URLs. These tokens are resolved during runtime and embedded into the URLs in which they are called.These tokens can be classified 2 different categories as tokens at the beginning and tokens in the middle of URL. ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

The node runner application used by SharePoint 2013 preview for search related process slows down the system due to memory leak issues. ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Preview Tips

Opening Windows Live writer 2012 in Windows Server 2012 will throw wildcli.dll not found error. ...read more
Category :   General Tips

Installing Office 2013 locally on a Windows 2012 Server breaks SharePoint 2013 Preview from creating new Site Collections ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Tips

Re-running the SharePoint 2013 Configuration wizard crashes the SharePoint by deleting the content data base. There is no option to bring back the environment unless you have a back up of the DB. ...read more
Category :   SharePoint 2013 Preview Tips