Archives by Tag 'Sharepoint'

Difference between Security Context of Workflow Code in SharePoint 2007 and 2010

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In SharePoint 2010, any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process will run in context of the user who either started the workflow or responsible for changes which caused the code to be executed. But … In SharePoint 2007,  any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process […]

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Ideal list of tools you need for SharePoint Development

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, May 7, 2012

After working with several clients, I have compiled a list of tools, addons, plugins and technologies which are needed for development, customization or administration of SharePoint. This list is not a “Mandatory Tools List” but in fact, it is a compilation of tools and technologies which can be used at any point in time depending on your role. I […]

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Correct way of generating Source parameter value in your SharePoint Link

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

As you may already know that SharePoint uses Source parameter in query string to take you back to the page from where you came. The value of the Source paramter must be properly encoded. Don’t worry, you do not need to write your own Javascript function to do this. Just use already provided function called […]

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Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 2

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, February 20, 2012

In my last article “Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 1”  I listed some useful javascript objects in SharePoint. Today I will continue exploring useful functions. DOM Management byid(id) = Return element for the given id newE(tag) = Create a new dom element of the given tag e.g. div etc. wpf() = […]

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Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 1

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012

SharePoint has a huge set of javascript functions and objects which are defined in essential SharePoint javascript files like init.js, core.js, forms.js etc. These files are necessary for SharePoint to function properly. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel by writing your own javascript function for something which is already provided by these core […]

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Quickest way to create Slide Show from your Picture Library in SharePoint

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012

Although there are many scripts available on internet which helps you to create slide show or image carousel but none of them gives us the ability to display Title and Description along with the image. I searched quite a lot and then ultimately end up creating my own. I must clarify that I have not […]

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List of SharePoint Base Permissions with their Hex and Decimal Values

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Here is the list of all SharePoint base permissions valid for Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Foundation both, along with their Hex and decimal values. I hope it will help you to easily reference them in your projects. Permission Name Hex Value Decimal Value Description AddAndCustomizePages 0x40000 262144 Add, change, or delete HTML pages or […]

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What is the meaning of “Limited Access” in SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011

If you are wondering what is “Limited Access” in SharePoint and how does it affect you then here is the simple explanation: “Limited Access” in SharePoint means a user has an access to an item of the page specifically but not the whole SharePoint list. Normally, we don’t manage individual item permissions and list items normally inherit […]

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Solution for “Access denied by Business Data Connectivity” Error

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011

If you are trying to create external data type list and get the error “Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity” then the most common reason for that can be the incorrect permissions for your target External Content Type. To fix the issue, please perform the following steps: Open your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Page Under […]

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List of Special Pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011

There are some special pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page. You should be aware of these pages to avoid bad user experience while branding your site. Following is the list of those pages: AccessDenied.aspx : Displays, if user does not have permission to perform respective action. Confirmation.aspx : Displays, to […]

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