Tools for your SharePoint 2013 development toolbox

Tools for your SharePoint 2013 development toolbox

Some of my students, clients and community peers have asked about my favorite tools for working with SharePoint. So with that in mind, I quickly noted down some of my favorite tools that every developer should have in their toolbox. I’ve written posts about this before but as times and technology moves forward, new tools and techniques are evolving. I may post about the tools I recommend for IT-Pros at some point, but right now let’s stay on track with the dev-focus. If you think I’ve missed out on some great tools, let me know by commenting…

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Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction When dealing with SharePoint development, there’s tons of things to consider. There’s the aspects of code quality, aspects of proficient testing taking place and of course having a reliable process to re-do and fix anything that comes up along the way. Most importantly in my opinion is to not do all iterative work manually over and over. Most of these things are part of any common ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) cycles in a modern-day development team. In this article I’ll talk briefly about…

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SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous articles where we investigated some of the new and awesome delegate controls in SharePoint 2013. It walks you through some of the interesting DelegateControl additions that I was playing around with. On top of that I got a comment about how you could extend it further by adding the current site title in the Suite bar: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/content/images/2013/06/image.png) Sure enough, I took a dive into the Seattle.master to take a look at…

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Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Recently someone asked me about how to attack the major pain of upgrading their custom coded projects and solution from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Given that question and my experiences thus far I’ll try to pinpoint the most important things to consider when upgrading. There’s TONS of things you need to consider, but we’ll touch on the most fundamental things to consider just to get up and running. After that I’m sure you’ll bump into a few more issues, and then…

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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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SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous posts I talked about "Using the SPField.JSLink property to change the way your field is rendered in SharePoint 2013". That article talks about how we can set the JSLink property in our SharePoint solutions and how we easily can change the rendering of a field in any list view. It’s pretty slick and I’ve already had one client make use of the functionality in their pilot SharePoint 2013 farm. However I got a comment from John Lui…

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SP 2013: Searching in SharePoint 2013 using the REST new API's

SP 2013: Searching in SharePoint 2013 using the REST new API's

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Search has always been a great way to create custom solutions that aggregate and finds information in SharePoint. With SharePoint 2013, the search capabilities are heavily invested in and we see a lot of new ways to perform our searches. In this post I’ll show a simple example of how you can utilize the REST Search API’s in SharePoint 2013 to perform a search. REST Search in SharePoint 2013 So in order to get started, we’ll need to have an ASPX Page containing some…

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SP 2013: Using the JSLink property to change the way your field or views are rendered in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Using the JSLink property to change the way your field or views are rendered in SharePoint 2013

Recently I’ve had the pleasure (and adventure..) of upgrading a few SharePoint 2010 solutions to SharePoint 2013. One of the things that come up in literally every project I’m involved in, is the ability to quickly and easily change how a list is rendered. More specifically how the fields in that list should be displayed. Luckily in SharePoint 2013, Microsoft have extended the SPField with a new proprety called JSLink which is a JavaScript Link property. There’s a JSLink property on the SPField class as well as a "JS Link" property on for example List…

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