.ashx Http Handler in SharePoint 2010

I wanted to download a file easily today without needing to resort to the whole ASP.NET aspx pipe. Luckily, there are some great blogs out there that tell you how you can get this to work within SharePoint! Read it all on planet Groove, saved my life today 🙂

Fields are not deserialized from XML

Just a small note (maybe it helps someone). Typically, some exports are done using XML. That XML it typically generated using a simple POCO. When migrating to a new version, you will still want to support older versions, but signal developers that the field is no longer in use for new data. Whatever you do,…

Visual Studio user-mapped section open.

As one of the solutions I’m working is getting larger and larger (50+ projects), Visual Studio sometimes “forgets” to let go of its own handles: Unable to copy file “obj\Debug\YOURASSEMBLY.dll” to “bin\Debug\YOURASSEMBLY.dll”. The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open. I don’t know what a user-mapped section is to…

SharePoint Rich text editor width 100%

I’ve been looking for this for a while: how can you make the built-in Rich Text editor field in SharePoint to adjust its width to its parent container. To be completely clear, we’re talking about this control: The Width property does not work for this control in SharePoint 2010. The following CSS makes it so.…