A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

SharePoint Capacity Planner Tool is now available for download

You can read about the SharePoint Capacity Planner Tool on the following page:
You can download the tool from the same page or download it directly from the following page:
You can download the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 from the following link:
The direct link to download the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 is as follows:


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Validating contact selector control programmatically

How to know if contact selector is empty?

XpathNavigator selector = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:contactselector", this.NamespaceManager);
if (selector.SelectChildren(XPathNodeType.Element).Count == 0)
this.Errors.Add(selector, "Error","Selector is empty");
How to raise error if user has selected more than one person in the selector?
if (selector.SelectChildren(XPathNodeType.Element).Count > 1)
this.Errors.Add(selector, "Error","Please select one user");
How to tell if user hasn't selected a valid person?
  selector = selector.SelectSingleNode("my:Person", this.NamespaceManager);
XPathNavigator displayname = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:contactselector/my:Person/my:DisplayName", this.NamespaceManager);
string strDisplayName = displayname.value.toString();
XPathNavigator accountid = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:contactselector/my:Person/my:AccountId", this.NamespaceManager);
string strAccountid = accountid.value.toString();
XPathNavigator accounttype = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:contactselector/my:Person/my:AccountType", this.NamespaceManager);
string strAccountType = accounttype.value.toString();

                    if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(strDisplayName)) ||
                        string.IsNullOrEmpty(strAccountId)) ||
                         this.Errors.Add(selector,"Error","Please select valid user");

Note: This was off the top of my head, you may find minor mistakes in XPaths or spellings.

InfoPath: Copying content of one section to another

If you have two sections (sections can have anything including file controls) and you want to copy content from one section to another, here is how you do it:
string sourceXPath = "/my:myFields/my:Source";
string destXPath = "/my:myFields/my:Destination";
 XPathNavigator source = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode(srcXPath, this.NamespaceManager);
            XPathNavigator dest = this.CreateNavigator().SelectSingleNode(destXPath, this.NamespaceManager);
            if (dest.MoveToAttribute("nil", "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"))
            if (source.InnerXml.Contains("xsi:nil="))
                //Do nothing
                if (dest.InnerXml.Contains("xsi:nil="))
                    dest.InnerXml = source.InnerXml;
                    dest.InnerXml += source.InnerXml;