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SharePoint Custom Web Parts from Cheers (The TV Show)
So there I was -- another day of writing slick AJAXified custom SharePoint web parts. This was a simple one. A series of dropdowns that cause subsequent dropdowns to be re-populated with increasingly restrictive data. Planet Continent Country etc. But, when I changed the planet choice to be "Earth" the continent choice DID populate with the continents on earth but it caused a complete page round trip -- not the smooth AJAXified action I expected. Plus, my UpdateProgress panel wasn't being displayed ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:49 PM

Duplicate GUID Encountered?
My friend Todd Kitta and I were having a discussion on GUIDs. He said that one day he compared the number of possible GUIDs to the number of grains of sand estimated to be on all the beaches on the earth. Number of GUIDs 340,282,366,920,938,463,463... * Grains of sand 75,000,000,000,000,000,000 * I guess that's why we don't typically put in error checking to detect duplicate GUIDs. It hasn't yet, but if it can happen, it'll happen to me. Technorati Tags: Programming * Numbers ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:51 PM

Publishing InfoPath To SharePoint: "the following url is not valid" Error
File this one under the "yet another useless error" category. I was trying to publish a form that I prevously had succesfully published to my development VPC. Every time I tried to publish it would say "the following url is not valid" when I entered the path to the sharepoint site. Doing the standard search for the error yielded several potential solutions ranging from re-installing .NET, make sure there's a site at the root "/" and make sure there's a SSP. Additional searching yielded the other ......

Posted On Sunday, June 8, 2008 3:27 PM

Debugging Half-Installed-AJAX on SharePoint
You've been there. "It works on my box!" Our new SharePoint web parts don't work in production! This project called for a suite of data entry grids inside custom SharePoint web parts. The customer already owned Infragistics' NetAdvantage for ASP.NET so I used their UltraWebGrid. Very slick and easy to deploy with your custom web parts. The primary feature they wanted was the cool Excel-like cut-n-paste functionality but that wasn't working in our production environment. At the beginning of the project, ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:06 AM

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