Category Archives: SharePoint Shorts

Add Field with XML

SharePoint Short #21 A quick short today 🙂 Instead of adding new fields to a content type or list creating the object (SPFieldText, etc.) and adding it, simply pass the XML definition for whatever field you are looking to create … Continue reading

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Run With Elevated Privilges

SharePoint Short #20 Instead of explicitly wrapping code in a RunWithElevatedPrivileges block, it’s better to first check if the user has sufficient privileges and only elevate when they don’t. Instead of: SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(() => { // elevated code… });SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(() => { … Continue reading

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Custom_AddDocLibMenuItems

SharePoint Short #19 When implementing your own Custom_AddDocLibMenuItems, which allows you to add custom menu items to the ECB of SharePoint items, remember to check for other implementations of this method before your own version. For example: function YourImplementationOf_AddDocLibMenuItems(m, ctx, … Continue reading

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Loopback Check and 401.1 Error

SharePoint Short #18 If you’re developing a web service for SharePoint, or trying to access one of the SharePoint web services, through server code and get a 401.1 Unauthorized exception, it’s worth checking if the status of the loopback check, … Continue reading

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Create Zip File

SharePoint Short #17 Not so much a SharePoint post, but can be used in a SharePoint project, so counts for me 🙂 Using the WindowsBase assembly provides access to the System.IO.Packaging namespace and the PackagePart class. Using this class to … Continue reading

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