HOW TO: Change file extension of an existing item in SharePoint document library

This post is a contribution from Aaron Miao, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. For various reasons, people want to change the file extension of an existing item in a document library.  For example, with SharePoint 2007, files with JSON extension in document library can be opened without problems.  However, once you upgrade…

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HOW TO: Deploy InfoPath List Forms for an External List using Visual Studio 2012 solution package

This post is a contribution from Aaron Miao, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Create a test site 1. We create a SharePoint site collection named http://intranet.contoso.com/sites/testsite/testexternallist. **It’s good to use a site which does not have lot of stuffs, best would be to create a new team site or blank site. 2….

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HOW TO: Allow anonymous users to add items to SharePoint list using client object model

This post is a contribution from Charls Tom Jacob, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. This blog is based on a support ticket I handled recently. The requirement was to let anonymous users add items to a SharePoint list/library using client side object model(JavaScript). Here are the steps needed to implement this. 1….

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How To: Make SharePoint Calendar events recurring by default

  This blog post is a contribution from Charls Tom Jacob, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. By default, new events added to SharePoint calendar list are not set to be recurring. If all the events users create are going to be recurring, it would be convenient to have this checkbox checked by…

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HOW TO: Add a custom field to blog posts in SharePoint 2013

This blog post is a contribution from David Wilborn, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. I recently worked a project where we needed to add a custom field to blog posts and use the new Client Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013 to display the field. My first thought was to create a new…

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HOW TO: Programmatically delete a single instance of a recurring event in a SharePoint calendar

This blog post is a contribution from Kevin Jacob Kurian, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. When we edit a single instance of a recurring event, it actually creates a new instance of the event and deletes the old one.  The old instance is deleted by setting certain attributes of that particular instance. …

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Code Sample: On-Demand fetching of SharePoint list items using JQuery

This post is a contribution from Charls Tom Jacob, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. In this blog, I will describe how to develop a custom web part that dynamically fetches items from a SharePoint list.  By “dynamic”, I mean fetch items on-demand and display them, thereby providing a better user experience.  It…

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