Entries by Robert Bogue

Creating a new set of list items from one list into another

Here’s the other bit of code having to do with the pesky created/modified dates.  This is just a function and not a whole program.  It deletes all of the items in a destination list and then copies all of the items from the source list.  The interesting bit is that the created/modified fields hold up to […]

Creating a file on WSS with the same created/modified date as a file on the file system.

Apparently, I hit a sore spot for the community with my discussion about created and modified fields.  The code that follows is a very rough hack at how you can get a file into WSS while setting the created and modified dates.  I didn’t bother making the code lookup the users’ ID for the site […]

An update on those pesky fields

Through some email conversations I’ve got a bit more detail on those pesky created and  modified fields.  You can set them when you’re adding a new record — and the values hold.  However, it doesn’t appear that you can set them on an update…  I love wandering around the depths of uncharted (undocumented) SharePoint.

SharePoint: Created By, Created (Date), Modified By, and Modified (Date)

One of the frustrating things about SharePoint 2003 is that the developer documentation is still a bit weak.  The way that we see the impact of this is that well meaning folks end up accidentally saying that something is or isn’t supported.  I’m quite guilty of it myself — although thankfully I’ve not written down […]

SPSiteDefUpd – SharePoint Site Definition Update

I’ve mentioned through the last few posts that I’m working on another custom site definition and that I’m wandering through SCHEMA.XML definitions.  Well, one of the things that I decided to do since making changes to Schema definition file is so monotonous is to automate the addition or removal of web parts in all of […]

SCHEMA.XML — Continuation Character?

At the client I’m at we’re doing some customization of the SCHEMA.XML files for the list templates.  Basically, we’re adding some web parts into the pages since our header, footer, and navigation is driven from web parts.  I was over with one of the developers and noticed he was looking at the SCHEMA.XML as a […]

SharePoint Web Part Administrator (SPWPADM)

STSADM in addition to being a swiss army knife of useful little functions is also one of the most frequently used tools in SharePoint deployments.  Being the gatekeeper to easy web part deployment has it’s advantages.  However, there are limitations that it has and features that it hasn’t implemented.  That’s where one of my latest […]

CorasWorks: Growing with the deployment

I typically don’t make a big deal out of the software I use on a daily basis because I figure that people have their own unique needs and we all get bludgeoned nearly to death by constant bombardment with new tools, techniques, and processes that are going to save the world. However, I’ve been spending […]

A few quick how-to documents

I needed to do some simple how-to documents for some developers I’m working with so I thought I would share with everyone these step-by-step guides for doing some SharePoint (and .NET) fundamentals. How to Strong Name an Assembly How to Strong Name a Web Part How to Create a Deployment CAB Project How to Copy […]

Code Snipit Management Tools — Why?

Perhaps it’s because it’s late while I’m writing this … perhaps I’ve missed some big revolution in software development but I don’t understand… Why do we need code snipit tools?  Shouldn’t we have classes and methods (even if they’re static) rather than fancy tools to do the same copy-paste routine we’ve been telling developers not to […]