Category Archive: SharePoint Designer 2013

May 29

5 Minute Fix – Lookup Column Links

A colleague of mine (Thank you Iain!) posed a question to me today of how to remove the links that appear whenever you use a lookup column to another list. Sometimes this behaviour doesn’t make any sense and just confuses the end user. (Microsoft.. please add a tick box when creating lookup fields to remove this!) …

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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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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 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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Jan 16

Using Fiddler to develop SharePoint 2013 Display Templates locally

One of the more powerful features of Fiddler is the ability to intercept a call to the server and replace the response with a response of its own. This becomes a very powerful tool especially when you have existing display templates that you wish to edit, without affecting the live service. This becomes especially handy …

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Nov 23

The demos are safe!

After tracing the source of my hardware failure at SharePoint Saturday UK, I found it wasn’t the SSD after all! (Chris O’Brien you’re forgiven!) As a result I’ve been able to recover all of the Display Template demos and scripts which are available for you to download here:- Display Templates for IT Pros – The …

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Sep 02

ListView Web Part issues with JSLink and Display Templates – A solution?

Back at the start of August, I posted about the issues you might find using the JSLink Display Template when rendering multiple list instances on a page that all inherit from the Custom List Template. If you’re not sure what the issue is, Have a read of that post first, then come back here. The …

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Aug 01

List View Web Parts and JSLink Display Template rendering issues

JSLink Display Template Rendering Issues One of the greatest improvements in rendering technologies in SharePoint 2013, has been the introduction of JavaScript display templates (I’m sure some will argue that point though!). These templates give us the ability to change the way that fields, list views, search results etc display, through the use of JavaScript, …

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