Category Archive: Display Templates

Jul 18

JSLink Display Templates and External Data

One of the questions raised during my recent session at SUGUK Cambridge, was whether or not JSLink could be used to style External List Data. I certainly couldn’t see a reason why not as the External Data Column allows you to surface data within a standard SharePoint list, but I couldn’t be sure without testing. …

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Jul 16

SUGUK Cambridge round up and Internal Name Pain

I had the great pleasure of presenting to the SUGUK Cambridge chapter last night, doing my Display Templates session. I like presenting in Cambridge because the room the attendance averages around 20 people, in a small comfortable room which allows for a more conversational style of presenting. This session has evolved quite a bit over …

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May 02

SharePoint 2013 List View Web Part Display Templates for Debugging

With the launch of #SPCSR and inspired by the ultimate search debug template by @Eliostuyf, I decided to bring one of my old display templates for debugging a little more up to date and include some nice SharePoint 2013 styling for a common look and feel. I’ve created two versions of the templates, Debug and DebugBrief. The …

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Apr 29

Announcing #SPCSR – A community project

it all started with a very innocent tweet and a picture of me working propped on my suitcase in a train waiting room on the way home from SharePoint Saturday Belgium. Marc Anderson quickly replied, giving voice to what a few of us have been contemplating for sometime… and others swiftly followed! And thus #SPCSR …

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Apr 28

Roundup of SharePoint Saturday Belgium

I was really pleased to be selected to speak at this years SharePoint Saturday Belgium. Having been an attendee last year, I know what a great day the BIWUG guys organise, and this years was no exception. It was also great to see more UK attendees too, We don’t really have much excuse not to …

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Apr 18

Avoiding SharePoint Internal Name Pain

For the majority of users, the inner workings of SharePoint don’t hold much interest, but there is one aspect that you might find worthwhile to understand, especially if you are responsible for creating lists or libraries that yourself or others may want to customise later with XSLT, DisplayTemplates or even access using the Client Side …

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Apr 05

Issue displaying attachments in CSR JavaScript Display Templates

As I was preparing some of my new demos for my forthcoming talk at SharePoint Saturday Belgium at the end of April, I discovered a limitation in displaying attachments in CSR JavaScript Display Templates for list views that I thought I should probably raise here as there seems to be little information on the net …

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Mar 27

Display Templates Session video from SharePoint Saturday Stockholm is now up.

In all the fun of getting back to work after Las Vegas and SPC14, I forgot to post on here that Matthias Einig had finished processing the recording of my Display Templates Session video and all the others from SharePoint Saturday Stockholm in January. This YouTube link takes you to my session, and the other …

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Mar 25

Metadata Tag Refiners not displaying in SharePoint 2013 Search Results

While working with a colleague on some search issues in office 365, we noticed something that seems to be a marked departure from SharePoint 2010 and the behaviours around documents tagged with Managed Metadata. In SharePoint 2010, the default search experience was to display a Tags or Keywords refiner in the refinement panel whenever a …

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Mar 10

SPC14 – Las Vegas – Wrap Up

The conference is over for another year and I must say I was really glad that I decided to go to this one. The energy and enthusiasm that was missing from SPC12 seemed to be back, and whilst we didn’t have a new version to shout about, there were plenty of announcements coming throughout the …

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