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

In my previous post (GHOST_URL/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: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/content/images/2013/01/image8.png) After: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/…

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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: The HTTP header ACCEPT is missing or its value is invalid - solution

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction So just a simple tip in case anyone bumps into the same issue as I had a while back. Going from Beta to RTM, some things changed in the way you retrieve values using REST in the SharePoint 2013 client object model. Description & Solution In the older versions of the object model, you could simply use something like this in your REST call: $.ajax( { url: SPSearchResults.url, method: "GET", headers: { "accept": "application/json", }, success: SPSearchResults.onSuccess, error: SPSearchResults.onError } ); As…

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