Category Archives: Sharepoint Foundation

Customizing SharePoint 2010 breadcrumb

When I recently updated our 2007 development intranet site to Sharepoint foundation the first complaints was navigation navigation navigation….where is our breadcrumb !!!!

Well, here it is. To add the breadcrumb back you have to change the masterpage. Pick a place on the page where you want to place it, and (magic) insert a sitemappath control. DONE.

Simplified.

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Report Viewer Web Part and whole page refresh

Recently I had to modify a reporting dashboard we created in wss3 and encountered something interesting.We have 4 reports displaying on the one web part page, and then links to other reports. The problem is, that when you open the landing page, the user simply sees the “Loading Report” spinning circles, and that is annoying to say the least. So applying a simple web part configuration setting (Asynchronous Rendering), we are able to enhance the customers experience.

So, in short, the turning of the (Asynchronous Rendering) option on the reports at the top of the page, allowed the page to load once the html has been retrieved, eliminating the “Loading Report” probem we encountered. The (Asynchronous Rendering) setting was still active on the most bottom report, however the user doesn’t see this report when intially loading the screen.

This is fixed in SharePoint Foundation, thank you Microsoft.

Here is where you can read more about it.

Foxy out.

Sharepoint config modification manager

We all have a need to manage application settings in our configuration files. Sometimes with many solutions being deployed to a single Sharepoint farm, this can become a terrible experience and tedious excercise.

Recently I came accross a blog post were a webconfig page was written to help us manage the config sections using the SPWebConfigModification class. I changed the page to allow me to edit the the settings also and I will post the solution in the near future.

Here is the Original Post

Foxy over and out.

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