Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Custom form did not stick to list

A site owner customized a new form for a list.  He then went into SharePoint Designer and went to list properties to set the form as the 'new item form'.  When he clicked OK, the setting did not seem to be saved and reverted back to the original newform.aspx. 

Solution: Under 'List Properties' -> 'Supporting Files' (4th tab),  make sure the second drop down 'Content type specific forms' is set to 'item', then go and select the new customized form:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cannot connect to sql express 2008, server doesn't support requested protocol

Got the following error:

Need to enable TCP/IP on Sql Server Configuration Manager:

Once TCP/IP is enabled, restart the SQL Instance:

Now connecting from VS 2010 works. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hide left nav

Hiding the left nav:

<script type="text/javascript"> 
    $("#MSO_ContentTable").css("margin-left", "-10px");  //adjust for the margin

The css:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Add Left Nav to new page

1. Open the page in SharePoint Designer 2010.

2. Go to the 'style' tab in the ribbon, on the 'master page' section, click on 'Attach' and attach the custom (or default) master page:

3. Afterwards, you should see something like this:

  The place holder for left nav:

4.  Select the PlaceHolderleftNavBar, click on the arrow and select 'Default to Master's content'.  The page should now show the left nav: