HOW TO: Create a Remote Event Receiver for an Auto-hosted App

This blog post is a contribution from Jaishree Thiyagarajan, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Update: Though this post title says “HOW TO: Create a Remote Event Receiver for a SharePoint Hosted App”, behind the scenes, Visual Studio adds a web project, associates remote event receiver service to the web project and changes…

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Using SPSite and SPWeb objects with RunWithElevatedPrivileges: Don’t cross the borders

This blog post is a contribution from David Wilborn, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Although it’s mentioned in the SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges documentation, I find that there is still often a lack of clarity for developers when using SPSite and SPWeb objects in conjunction with RunWithElevatedPrivileges delegate. The mistake I see the most often…

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HOW TO: Programmatically modify values of people and groups column of type multi-value using Lists.asmx in SharePoint 2010

This blog post is a contribution from Bharat Rathod, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. In this post, I’ll show you how to use UpdateListItems method of the Lists.asmx web service to modify a ListItem which has multi-value people and group column.  Most of us tend to fall into trouble while creating the…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 3

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 2

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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SharePoint Workflow Architecture – Part 1

This blog post is a contribution from Andy Li, an Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Andy is one of the Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team.  The series of posts on Workflows are his contribution for the community to better understand the internals of workflow runtime and how it interacts…

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HOW TO: Get data from large external lists in SharePoint 2010

This blog post is a contribution from Chanchal Jain, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Recently, I was working on a requirement on how to find items using an identifier in external lists which are very large in terms of the number of items they display.  It’s similar to selecting a record in…

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Register CSR-override on MDS enabled SharePoint 2013 site

Both CSR [Client-Side Rendering] and MDS [Minimal Download Strategy] are new concepts in SharePoint 2013.  I recently had a chance to work on an issue concerning CSR and MDS, which I thought I’d share through this post so that it is helpful for the developer community. If you already know what CSR is or wondering…

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HOW TO: Detect an App Part in edit mode in SharePoint 2013

This blog post is a contribution from Aaron Miao, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. This article states, “with app parts, you can show your app user experience (UX) right in the host web.  An app part displays your app content using an iFrame.  End-users can customize the experience using the custom properties…

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