Customize Content Query Web Part HTML output (Part 1).

In this article I will explain how you can adjust the Content Query Web part so generates exactly the HTML you want. I’m also planning 2 follow-up postings where we will dive a deeper and convert the standard <table> HTML layouts to <UL> HTML layout.  And finally explain how to deploy all this to your […]

Read SharePoint log files.

Introduction This topic might seem basic but I get the question quite often. How do you read logs? Reading the log file. The simplest way is opening the log files from the 14$logs in Notepad. This might be quickest way but not the most efficient in a live multiuser environment. I usually use this in […]

Custom master page error : “You must specify a value for this required field”

When using a custom master page and editing a page in SharePoint 2010 I received a dialog box the following error: “You must specify a value for this required field”. This error is caused when you set the contentplaceholder ‘PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea’ to: Visible=”False”. After removing the Visible=False attribute from the contentplaceholder the error disappeared. As a […]

Format xslt date

To format data in SharePoint I often use xslt. The default formatting of dates however is pretty useless <xsl:value-of select=”@YourDateParam”/> Results in : 2009-03-23 00:00:00   You can also use a predefined locale like this: <xsl:value-of select=”ddwrt:FormatDate(@YourDateParam, 1033, 15)”/> Results in : Thursay, August 24, 2011 09:00:00 PM   If your required date time format […]

Google Maps in SharePoint 2010 using standard functionality.

Introduction. In SharePoint 2010 you can use Google Maps without having to download extra webparts or third party tools. In this article I will explain how you can insert “Google Maps” maps in your SharePoint 2011 site with only using standard out of the box SharePoint 2010 features. It’s a generic solution which can also […]