SP 2013: Tip - Change the "SharePoint" text in the top left corner.

In my previous post (http://zimmergren.net/sp-2013-some-new-delegatecontrol-additions-to-the-sharepoint-2013-master-pages) I talked about how you could use the new delegate controls in the master page (seattle.master) to modify a few things in the SharePoint UI, including the text in the top left corner saying "SharePoint". If your goal is simply to change the text, or hardcode a link without the need for any code behind, you could do it even easier with PowerShell. Changing the SharePoint text to something else using PowerShell Before: After: PowerShell Snippet $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://tozit-sp:2015 $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "Awesome Text Goes Here"…

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SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In this post we’ll take a quick look at some of the new DelegateControls I’ve discovered for SharePoint 2013 and how you can replace or add information to your new master pages using these new controls, without modifying the master pages. This is done exactly the same way as you would do it back in the 2010 projects (and 2007), the only addition in this case are a few new controls that we’ll investigate. New DelegateControls Searching through the main master page, Seattle.master,…

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Custom list definitions with custom forms – changing master page

As many of you might have experienced when you create your own custom list definition, you can also create your custom forms (DispForm.aspx for example). In my case, I want the DispForm.aspx to use another master page than it originally does, and so I thought I’d just change the following line of my DispForm.aspx: From: <%@ Page language="C#" MasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" ... %\> To: <%@ Page language="C#" MasterPageFile="/_layouts/zTest/test.master" ... %\> Problem Doing this will most likely cause you to receive the following known…

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MOSS 2007: Customize the Search Result (using XSLT) - Part 3 - Customize using SharePoint Designer 2007

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net After being rather busy the last couple of weeks due to taking the SharePoint Certifications as well as tutoring some MOSS 2007 Development around the country it has finally begun to lighten up again. Being the geeky nerd that I am (Yeah, like you aint?), of course the first thing that comes to my mind is to complete the two articles about customizing the Search Results Page with a third post on the subject which will show you a trick to use SharePoint Designer to generate your custom XSLT. These posts are…

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MOSS 2007: Connect a custom Search Page to a custom Search Scope

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net The other day I got a comment on a post from one of my readers who wanted to know how you can connect your custom created Search Page with a specific Search Scope. Create a custom Search Page Navigate to your Search Center (http://yourcompany/SearchCenter) Choose "Site Actions -> Create Page" Create a new Search Page by using the "(Welcome Page) Search Page" template and fill in your details It should look like this: Create a custom Search Results Page Make sure that you are back…

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MOSS 2007: Customize the Search Result (using XSLT)

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net Since people have been bugging me to get started with the blogging again, I guess I should just take their advice and get to it. This blogpost will cover the basics of customizing your search results-page using XSLT. I will in a later blogpost also show you how you can use SharePoint Designer as a tool to create the actual XSLT for you in combination with the DataViewer Web Part, and then how you can modify the created XSLT to match whatever specifications you’ve got in your designs. I would recommend…

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Common Page and Site Customization Tasks (MOSS 2007)

Check this MSDN site/article out. Summarizes alot of information about customizing your pages and sites :) These topics are covered: How to: Customize Navigation How to: Create a Minimal Master Page How to: Customize Page Editing Toolbar Components How to: Add a Button to the HTML Editor Field Control How to: Customize the HTML Editor Field Control How to: Customize the Asset Picker How to: Customize Styles How to: Customize the Content Query Web Part by using Custom Properties How to: Display Custom Fields in a Content Query Web Part How to: Create a Custom Field Control (Movie Control) Link:…

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