Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, I hope 2013 is everything you expect and more!

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Get Default Database Infomation

SharePoint Short #15 Looking for a quick an easy way of retrieving the default content database information, like the SQL instance (i.e. servername\instance)? string sqlServerInstance = SPWebService.ContentService.DefaultDatabaseInstance.NormalizedDataSource;string sqlServerInstance = SPWebService.ContentService.DefaultDatabaseInstance.NormalizedDataSource; or individually string sqlInstance = SPWebService.ContentService.DefaultDatabaseInstance.Instance; string sqlServer = SPWebService.ContentService.DefaultDatabaseInstance.Server;string … Continue reading

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Impersonating Current App Pool User

Using SharePoint it’s easy to run a block of code with elevated permissions: SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(()=> { using (SPSite elevatedSite = new SPSite(siteId)) { using (SPWeb elevatedWeb = elevatedSite.OpenWeb(wedId)) { // operations using elevated SPWeb object… } } });SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(()=> { using (SPSite … Continue reading

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Enhanced Lookup Field – Part 4

This is the fourth and final part of the post describing how to create a custom lookup field for SharePoint. Other pages in this post are: Part 1 – Creating a custom lookup field type Part 2 – Add field … Continue reading

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