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This week, I needed to deploy lookup columns to some of my lists and as usual I wanted to avoid writing code at all costs.   As some of you may know, Kyle Kelin and I debate this topic often as he prefers a code approach.  I figured it had to be possible with CAML, but many claimed it was not even possible.  A few approaches showed up out there involving using code to modify the elements.xml file with your GUID, but that just wasn’t going to cut it for me.  One popular post on the topic by Josh Gaffey, started me in the right direction, but there were a few hurdles I ran into as I was trying to implement it.  It would create the list, show the content type, and site columns, but when I tried to create a new item, the lookup column was not there.  The basic technique is that you specify the path to the list in the form of (Lists/MyListName) in the List attribute of ... (more)

Deploying a Data Connections Library using a Feature

If you’re like me at all, you like to see compete examples of how to do things.  Yes, I can usually read something and apply what I already know, but sometimes, it is nice to see a fully working example of something, before you try something on your own.  Today’s example is how to deploy a data connections library using a feature.  I already posted how to deploy a .UDCX file to a data connection library so I thought this post would go well with it.  Our example starts with a standard feature.xml file. Now we need to build our elements.xml file.  There are two things we need to k... (more)

Copy Source as HTML in Visual Studio 2010

SharePoint Archiving Journal I was working on my first SharePoint 2010 post today since I actually installed some bits and quickly discovered that I did not have Copy Source As Html working with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.  If you’re a blogger like me, you will find that you are quite addicted to this useful tool as it makes pasting good looking code segments quite easy.  Unfortunately, they haven’t released an installer that works with Visual Studio 2010 yet, so I decided to see if I could figure out how to get it to work.  Now, I’m not expert on Visual Studio Addins, so it took... (more)

Get to know the Refinement Web Part in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search

In MOSS 2007, people often extending the search results experience by using the Faceted Search Web Parts.  People really liked these so it looks like Microsoft decided to implement their own version called the RefinementWebPart (also known as the Refinement Panel).  If you are familiar with the Faceted Search Web Parts at all, you will notice there are a lot of similarities in the way things are implemented.  If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, it’s this web part that allows users to drill down into a set of search results based upon managed properties and other c... (more)

Windows Azure for Noobs

Azure Track at Cloud Expo Ok, so I admit I’ve been busy on projects and of course I’ve been focusing a ton on SharePoint 2010. In the meantime, I hadn’t been paying much attention to what’s been developing with cloud computing and more specifically in this case Windows Azure.  I was, in fact, a noob. :-) This week I had the opportunity to attend a Windows Azure Boot Camp, so that now makes me an expert. At least that is what my boss will claim. :-) So this post today is for those of you who haven’t been keeping up and want to know about some of the basics.  It’s not to teach you ... (more)