How To Get Information About a SharePoint List Item Using its URL

I recently had the need to get information about an Document Library item based on that item’s URL. Particularly I was looking to know the item’s ID and the List Name/ID that it belong to so that could the use the GetListItems operation of the Lists web services (using SOAP interface). All I had was […]

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Utility to Browse SharePoint Out-of-Box Images for use in Customizations

If you do SharePoint front-end UI/UX customizations using HTML and CSS you have probably run across this need: to re-use some of the images already available in the farm in your custom markup or styles sheets. But knowing what is available is not a strait forward process and for a while there I resorted to […]

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JavaScript How To : Deferred Code Execution with jQuery Deferreds

When building web applications I often need to execute pieces of code only after a certain condition has been met. If you use jQuery, then you are probably aware of the Deferred functionally it provides when working with Ajax calls or animations. But what if your want to use it to check some other condition […]

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Setup an Eclipse Run External Tool Configuration for Grunt

I use Eclipse along with the Aptana plugin to develop web applications and have been for a long time. I started using Eclipse because I loved the fact that it provides a full feature Integrated Development Environment (IDE) framework that, through the use of plugins, supports multiple programing languages. At the time I started using […]

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How to Check if jQuery Selection is Attached to DOM

I was looking for a quick way to check if a existing jQuery selection object remained attached to DOM. I had this need because while working with jQuery UI’s datepicker widget, I noticed that when you click the ‘next’/’prev’ button on the calendar, they are actually removed from DOM and new ones are created. This […]

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Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint now available in hard cover

Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint now available in hard cover Mark Miller today posted the official anouncement of our book’s release as a hard cover. The hard cover version of our new book is now available on Amazon, right next to the Kindle edition. This is again a great milestone in our self-publishing […]

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SPWidgets v2.2 – What’s New?

Had some time to roll out some more changes to SPWidgets, including a new Widget.  Here is what’s new with Version 2.2: (New) Date Widget – SPDateField This new widget is rather simple and for the most part, it is a wrapper around jQuery UI Datepicker. The widget binds on to an HTML input field […]

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