HOW TO: Use REST to POST in Hosted SharePoint Apps

  This blog post is a contribution from Mustaq Patel, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. This blog post demonstrates the use of SharePoint 2013 REST from AppWeb to issue HTTP POST on HostWeb. This  does not require cross domain calls or the use of SP.RequestExecutor.js.  Cross-site collection calls are demonstrated in Solving…

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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: Delete AD group from SharePoint site collection using web services

This blog post is a contribution from Bharat Rathod, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. I recently worked on a project where we had to delete an AD group which has permissions on a specific site collection.  Since we had a limitation to not use server object model, I used web services to…

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HOW TO: Display runtime-generated data in a ListView control in SharePoint web part

This blog post is a contribution from Bharat Rathod, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. We often find that ListView control is used to display data which is fetched from a database directly.  After reading a lot of articles where I could not find the specific article that talks about using a generic…

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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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HOW TO: Not allow a user to add multiple items of a meeting at the same time & date in a Calendar list for a user in SharePoint 2010

This post is a contribution from Bharat Rathod, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. By default, SharePoint 2010 allows you to add multiple items in the calendar for the same date and time.  Below screenshot shows that Meeting1 and Meeting2 occur at the same date and time for the same user. In real…

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