Archive for September 29, 2011

Charting WebPart

I’m in the process of writing a Charting WebPart for SharePoint 2010, specifically aimed at the standard version, which does not come with such a feature. Of course, it’s still usable within an enterprise environment if you were to find it useful.

Chart WebParts

To download the solution and installation script, follow this link.
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Error Running SharePoint Unit Tests on 64 Bit Machine

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The Web application at http://localhost could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application

If you get the above error while opening a site through an SPSite object while performing a unit test in Visual Studio 2010, a simple resolution is to update the test engine settings to run in a 64 bit process.

To do this, highlight the test project in the Solution Explorer and from the Test menu, select Edit Test Settings -> Local (local.testsettings).

Next, select Hosts from the left hand pane and change the Run tests in 32 bit or 64 bit process: to Run tests in 64 bit process on 64 bit machine.

Unified Logging Service Class

Looking for a simple class to add the ability to write to the Unified Logging Service (ULS) for your SharePoint 2010 project? Then the following should provide a good starting point for you.

Full source code for this example is available to download from here.

First things first, create a new class library project and add a class called Logger. Also add a couple of references to your project.

  • Microsoft.SharePoint
  • System.Web

Next, have your class inherit from the SharePoint class Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPDiagnosticsServiceBase.

public class Logger : SPDiagnosticsServiceBase

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Workflow Activity – Part 2

This is the second part of the custom workflow activity creation tutorial. For the first part please go here.

Now that we have a workflow activity defined, the next step is to add a new project to Visual Studio.

Create SharePoint Project

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Workflow Activity – Part 1

The object of this post is to provide a walkthrough on creating a custom workflow activity for SharePoint 2010 and deploying it as part of a custom sequential workflow.

Start by creating a new empty Class Library project.

New Project

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